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Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is an inexpensive drug that lowers levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Atorvastatin may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with risk factors for heart disease. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2011, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic atorvastatin is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of atorvastatin is around $7.84, 93% off the average retail price of $129.13. Compare statins.
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What is Lipitor used for?

Lowers cholesterol. Lipitor (atorvastatin) improves your cholesterol levels and is a common first treatment for people with high cholesterol or heart disease.

Lipitor Quick Facts
  • Has a lower-cost generic available (atorvastatin).
  • Requires a prescription to use.
  • Drug Class is statins.

Lipitor Reviews

1377 Reviews from Iodine.com

22 Tips about Lipitor from Iodine.com

51 year old man
  • Used for two years or more
  • Taken for High cholesterol

Reviewed atorvastatin on 10/20/2017

  • Worth it
  • Worked so-so
  • Big hassle
Make sure if you develop sore muscles and joints contact your doctor right away
45 year old man
  • Used for a few months
  • Taken for High cholesterol

Reviewed atorvastatin on 10/14/2017

  • Not worth it
  • Worked well
  • Low hassle
Take robust and instead a lot less side effects
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Lipitor side effects

Common Side Effects
When taken for
  • Common cold8%
  • Joint pain7%
  • Diarrhea7%
  • Pain in the arms and legs6%
  • Urinary tract infection6%
  • Indigestion5%
  • Nausea4%
  • Musculoskeletal pain4%
  • Muscle Spasms4%
  • Myalgia4%
  • Insomnia3%
  • Sore throat2%
Manufacturers don’t say how common these side effects are when taking Lipitor for High cholesterol
  • General weakness/uneasiness
  • High fever
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Burping
  • Flatulence
  • Hepatitis
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Neck pain
  • Joint swelling
  • High blood sugar
  • Nightmare
  • Nosebleeds
  • Hives
  • Vision blurred
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Muscle breakdown
  • Muscle damage

Serious Side Effects

  • Muscle pain

    People on Lipitor (atorvastatin) have reported muscle pain, which may lead to muscle and kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you're older and you're taking higher doses of Lipitor (atorvastatin). If you suddenly feel muscle pain or weakness and you haven't been exercising, stop taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) and talk to your doctor right away.

  • Liver damage
      Higher risk if:
    • Heavy alcohol use
    • Prior history of chronic liver disease

    Liver damage has been reported in people who take Lipitor (atorvastatin). If you notice dark urine or yellowing of your eyes or skin, talk to your doctor. Your doctor might run blood tests to check your liver.

  • Birth defects
      Higher risk if:
    • Pregnancy

    Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause serious birth defects, or even infant death, so let your doctor know if you're planning to become or are pregnant. Your doctor will help you find other ways to lower your cholesterol.

  • Stroke
      Higher risk if:
    • History of hemorrhagic strokes

    People taking high doses of Lipitor (atorvastatin) are more likely to have rare but very serious strokes that cause bleeding inside the brain. This is more likely to happen if you've had a stroke before. You should talk to your doctor about other medicines that will help lower your cholesterol.

  • Increased blood sugars

    Lipitor (atorvastatin) can raise people's blood sugars. Your doctor may monitor for this by doing blood work, and if you're taking medications for diabetes, your doctor may make some adjustments.

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Additional Information about side effects
For additional information on Lipitor side effects, please visit PubMed Health.

Lipitor interactions & warnings

Drug interactions

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.

  • Posaconazole
  • Ritonavir

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

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Other interactions

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Using this medicine with any of the following may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.

  • Grapefruit Juice
Pregnancy
X Unsafe

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Lipitor dosages

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

However, do not take 2 doses of this medicine within 12 hours.

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For high cholesterol:
      • Adults—At first, 10 or 20 milligrams (mg) once a day. Some patients may need to start at 40 mg per day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 80 mg per day.
      • Children 10 to 17 years of age—At first, 10 mg once a day. Your doctor may increase your dose as needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg per day.
      • Children younger than 10 years of age)—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Lipitor images

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    Atorvastatin Calcium 40mg Tablet

    This medicine is a white, oval tablet imprinted with "ATV 40" and "APO".

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    Atorvastatin Calcium 40mg Tablet

    This medicine is a white, oval tablet imprinted with "RX 829".

  • White Oval 40 - Atorvastatin Calcium 40mg Tablet
    Atorvastatin Calcium 40mg Tablet

    This medicine is a white, oval tablet imprinted with "40".

  • Yellow Round Hla 40 - Atorvastatin Calcium 40mg Tablet
    Atorvastatin Calcium 40mg Tablet

    This medicine is a yellow, round tablet imprinted with "HLA 40".

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