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Lipitor

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Other Names: Atorvastatin
Atorvastatin (International Nonproprietary Name) , sold by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes Atheroma and prevents strokes through anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms. Like all s... Read more on Wikipedia

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By ctwake
December 4, 2013
ctwake wrote
Achilles Tendon Rupture
I am in the process of recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture and was told by my doctor that it will be a long recovery. I will be 4 to 6 weeks in a cast non-weight bearing and then a walking cast and then physical therapy. Yes I was taking lipitor, I could not figure out how I injured it and I think I now believe that lipitor was a factor. I had never had tendon problems in the past and now I am out of work and in a wheel chair.
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By His Widow
November 26, 2013
His Widow wrote
Lipitor, Lymphoma
Several years ago, my (now deceased) husband was prescribed Lipitor by his doctor. Soon after he began taking it, he had his first shingles attack.

Years later, his second shingles attack knocked him on his butt for months. At the end of that time, we discovered he had lymphoma. He died from lymphoma 12 days after being diagnosed.

I have recently found research indicating a link between statin drugs, shingles, and cancer.
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By Glengle
November 14, 2013
Glengle wrote
Had gallbladder full of cholesterol stones about a year after starting Lipitor
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By Lora
September 26, 2013
Lora wrote
Acne from atirvastatin(gen.lipitor)
Me too.
Pam  |  March 30, 2014
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By R.J.
September 18, 2013
R.J. wrote
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42,707 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
heart doctor changed my lipitor to vytorin and took me off...
...for alzhimers and also lipitor. I had a mini stroke and my heart doctor changed my lipitor to vytorin and took me ...since, I ...
advised me to discontinue Lipitor if I was going...
...to discontinue Lipitor if I was going to take Rilutek because both are metabolized by the liver and this would put a great strain on the liver. Personally my ALS...
lactic acid build-up, remember from my pre-lipitor days....
...work the same? I get a burning in my calfs, that just like lactic acid build-up, remember from my pre-lipitor days. Just wondering, since I...
severe drug reaction to Lipitor, which I also take. I have...
I recently stopped taking Serzone because the drug interaction ...a severe drug reaction to Lipitor, which I also take. I ...this potential reaction (Serzone & Lipitor), or have experience with ...
of Tricor and Lipitor, perhaps you WOULD have extremely...
...on maximum doses of Tricor and Lipitor, perhaps you WOULD have extremely high cholesterol without the lipid-lowering ...find fault with a switch from Viracept to Reyataz/Norvir, as I would...
a call from my Dr. today, suggesting that I switch to Lopid...
...been taking Lipitor for high cholesterol since June and have developed some unpleasant side effects from the Lipitor. I got a call from my Dr. today, suggesting that I switch to Lopid. Have any...
many years and a cardiologist changed me to Vytorin 10/80....
...Depression & chronic pelvic pain. I previously had been on Lipitor 80 for many years and a cardiologist changed me to Vytorin 10/80. My pain ...cells. The only relief that I get from the pain...
to 40 mg Crestor from 40mg Lipitor. I also have 4g (max...
...high cholesterol and triglycerides and have already had 3 stents put in my coronary arteries so am high risk for heart attack. I have been changed a year ago to 40 mg Crestor from 40mg Lipitor. ...
Hi, Has anyone used lipitor for high cholesterol and...
...Has anyone used lipitor for high cholesterol ...recently changed to Lipitor fro...
overdosed on Crestor 40mg, after 2 months on Lipitor 40mg...
...for nearly 4 months after telling Doctor I had bad muscle pain/ reaction to Lipitor. I have not touched a statin drug for 2.6 years but the pain has not disappeared and it is so bad in bed I...
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