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Ezetimibe And Atorvastatin

ATORVASTATIN; EZETIMIBE blocks the body's ability to absorb and make cholesterol. It is used to lower cholesterol. It is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. Compare cholesterol absorption inhibitor / statin combinations.
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Liptruzet Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups. You may need regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness. Your doctor or health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

This drug is only part of a total heart-health program. Your doctor or a dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet to help. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

confusion

difficult breathing

difficulty with moving

irregular heartbeat

muscle, joint, or bone pain

muscle stiffness

muscle weakness

nausea or vomiting

nervousness

numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips

weakness or heaviness of the legs

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

blood in the urine or stools

chills

dark-colored urine

diarrhea

fever

gaseous abdominal or stomach pain

general tiredness and weakness

hives, welts, or skin rash

itching

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

light-colored stools

severe nausea or vomiting

sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips

swelling of the eyes, face, or inside of the nose

unsteadiness or awkwardness

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Cough

dizziness

feeling of warmth

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

stuffy or runny nose

sudden sweating

tightness in the chest

Incidence not known

Being forgetful

bloating burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

chills

constipation

discouragement

fast heartbeat

feeling sad or empty

irritability

lack of appetite

loss of interest or pleasure

loss of memory

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

tiredness

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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