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Other names: Atorvastatin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
Atorvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) , sold by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a member of the drug class kn...
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Lipitor for High Cholesterol
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What people say about Lipitor

Positive 2,555
Negative 4,011
We found 43,640 discussions
Marciab
Hair thinning or hair loss
Has anyone else noticed hair thinning when being on Atorvastatin?

Jehoich
does station drug cause tiredness

bernnieloud
LIPITOR
I HAVE BEEN ON LIPITOR10 MG FOR A LONG TIME AND I HAVE NO SIDE EFFIECT MY LEGS DO NOT CRAMP AND IT HAS HELPED ME A LOT.

Gloria
High A1C
I had been taking Lipitor for about a year. My sugar was checked and A1c Came back 5.9 (prediabetic).My sugar had always been normal so I had Dr. Change me to another medicine. Will have A1c rechecked in 3 months.

Mary
I been taking Lipitor for 6 years, never had any problems. I was type 2 diabetic b4 i start taking it. It's good for me.

Leaminda
Is a side effect of Lipator hair loss?

Anna
I have hereitiary high cholesterol and took Lipitor for about 8 years! I am a firm believer that it caused my idiopathic progressive polyneuropathy. I know so many people ho developed neuropathy after taking this medicine. It also infiltrated my muscles causing so much pain. The doctor later put me on another statin because of my high cholesterol, after more pain in my muscles, I took myself off and my weight becagan to drop 40 lbs in about 2 months. I thought the weight gain was from inactivity due to muscle pain and neuropathy. I will never take another statin drug!

Paula Fortner
Effects taking Lipitor
I took Lipitor for several yrs. it brings Down cholesterol real good but the side effects were bad. Extreme weakness, horrible headaches, sugar drops, spasms in my body but worst stomach problems. I could not tolerate it.

LL1959
I was prescribed 80mg a day by my doctor and ended up with Myositis
which started with hip pain and progressed to a point that I could not lift my legs high enough to get in and out of the shower or the bed on my own. I was on the verge of being bed-ridden and unable to swallow on my own by the time they figured out what was causing it. I have been in treatments and physical therapy for over a year trying to get my health back. this is a rare event but if you decide to take it and have any hip pain please call your doctor immediately and don't take a "No that couldn't be the problem" response, make them look into it.

Jim
Taking lipitor.
Is it a safe drug.I have taken it for several years.also I have had three heart attacks and now have a pacemaker.

Patient concerns with Lipitor

We found 43,640 discussions
Marciab
Hair thinning or hair loss
Has anyone else noticed hair thinning when being on Atorvastatin?

Jehoich
does station drug cause tiredness

bernnieloud
LIPITOR
I HAVE BEEN ON LIPITOR10 MG FOR A LONG TIME AND I HAVE NO SIDE EFFIECT MY LEGS DO NOT CRAMP AND IT HAS HELPED ME A LOT.

Gloria
High A1C
I had been taking Lipitor for about a year. My sugar was checked and A1c Came back 5.9 (prediabetic).My sugar had always been normal so I had Dr. Change me to another medicine. Will have A1c rechecked in 3 months.

Mary
I been taking Lipitor for 6 years, never had any problems. I was type 2 diabetic b4 i start taking it. It's good for me.

Leaminda
Is a side effect of Lipator hair loss?

Anna
I have hereitiary high cholesterol and took Lipitor for about 8 years! I am a firm believer that it caused my idiopathic progressive polyneuropathy. I know so many people ho developed neuropathy after taking this medicine. It also infiltrated my muscles causing so much pain. The doctor later put me on another statin because of my high cholesterol, after more pain in my muscles, I took myself off and my weight becagan to drop 40 lbs in about 2 months. I thought the weight gain was from inactivity due to muscle pain and neuropathy. I will never take another statin drug!

Paula Fortner
Effects taking Lipitor
I took Lipitor for several yrs. it brings Down cholesterol real good but the side effects were bad. Extreme weakness, horrible headaches, sugar drops, spasms in my body but worst stomach problems. I could not tolerate it.

LL1959
I was prescribed 80mg a day by my doctor and ended up with Myositis
which started with hip pain and progressed to a point that I could not lift my legs high enough to get in and out of the shower or the bed on my own. I was on the verge of being bed-ridden and unable to swallow on my own by the time they figured out what was causing it. I have been in treatments and physical therapy for over a year trying to get my health back. this is a rare event but if you decide to take it and have any hip pain please call your doctor immediately and don't take a "No that couldn't be the problem" response, make them look into it.

Jim
Taking lipitor.
Is it a safe drug.I have taken it for several years.also I have had three heart attacks and now have a pacemaker.

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