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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 2,527
Negative 3,948
We found 42,891 discussions
linshaoneng
what is Lipitor
what is Lipitor

Maverick
Lipitor
Cramping issues. I don't like it.

Mosh
Lipitor
I don't like it. Makes my muscles ache.
Rose
November 17, 2014
I took lyrica for nearly 7 months and I think the end result if I hadnt been hospitalized and someone noticing the side effects I probably would be dead or dying. I suffered every side effect that Lyrica lists. It is such a subtle drug that you dont realize whats happening to you. I suffered from dementia and would have shortly been placed in a nursing home. Loss of language. Childlike behaviour. Loss of memory. Forgot how to swallow. Muscle spasms and shuffling walk were severe. Blurred vision
Phil
August 16, 2014
There are plant sterols that are natural way to lower cholesterol. Statins are drug companies biggest money maker and poison to your bodies.
Bill
August 16, 2014
Why don't physicians tell you to take co q-10 while on statins. I refuse to take any statins after experiencing muscle pain, diverticulitis, and now neuropathy in my Hands oand feet. Think about it, the heart is a muscle. So you are also damaging your heart to save your arteries. Doesn't make sense does it.
Anna
August 11, 2014
Weakness and muscles soreness in arms, legs and thighs. Thighs unually sore and weak going up stairs and hills. Also felt tired alot. Have not taken Lipitor for 2 yrs now, on Livalo, same results although not as sever. Now paying highly for it; as it is not covered under my ins plan. I think statins are an excellent drug, but lots of side effects come with. We each have to decide what works best for us.

ctwake
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.
Rosalin
January 5, 2015
I have also been diagnosed with inflamation of the Achilles tendon which is causing me a lot of pain and I am unable to walk. I also have been taking Lipitor and have never had problem in the past. My blood test recently shoowed a high levels of uric acid and I was trying to find the cause by checking my medication.

His Widow
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.

" ...Has anyone been prescribed Lipitor for high cholesterol while doing Atkins? My sister does and she has been complaining of having diarrhea after... "

" ...Lipitor 10mg/day. At the point I started taking it Chol was 166, LDL was 125(slightly high). Since I... "

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" ...lipitor interact with grapefruit juice? I'm taking lipitor for my high cholesterol at the moment... "

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" ...of Lipitor? He needs to tell his doc that he has pain from it yet, because it can cause muscle damage. Th... "

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" ...I take raise mine considerably. I was just wondering how detrimental test is... Do any of you guys take lipitor... "

Patient concerns with Lipitor

We found 42,891 discussions
linshaoneng
what is Lipitor
what is Lipitor

Maverick
Lipitor
Cramping issues. I don't like it.

Mosh
Lipitor
I don't like it. Makes my muscles ache.
Rose
November 17, 2014
I took lyrica for nearly 7 months and I think the end result if I hadnt been hospitalized and someone noticing the side effects I probably would be dead or dying. I suffered every side effect that Lyrica lists. It is such a subtle drug that you dont realize whats happening to you. I suffered from dementia and would have shortly been placed in a nursing home. Loss of language. Childlike behaviour. Loss of memory. Forgot how to swallow. Muscle spasms and shuffling walk were severe. Blurred vision
Phil
August 16, 2014
There are plant sterols that are natural way to lower cholesterol. Statins are drug companies biggest money maker and poison to your bodies.
Bill
August 16, 2014
Why don't physicians tell you to take co q-10 while on statins. I refuse to take any statins after experiencing muscle pain, diverticulitis, and now neuropathy in my Hands oand feet. Think about it, the heart is a muscle. So you are also damaging your heart to save your arteries. Doesn't make sense does it.
Anna
August 11, 2014
Weakness and muscles soreness in arms, legs and thighs. Thighs unually sore and weak going up stairs and hills. Also felt tired alot. Have not taken Lipitor for 2 yrs now, on Livalo, same results although not as sever. Now paying highly for it; as it is not covered under my ins plan. I think statins are an excellent drug, but lots of side effects come with. We each have to decide what works best for us.

ctwake
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.
Rosalin
January 5, 2015
I have also been diagnosed with inflamation of the Achilles tendon which is causing me a lot of pain and I am unable to walk. I also have been taking Lipitor and have never had problem in the past. My blood test recently shoowed a high levels of uric acid and I was trying to find the cause by checking my medication.

His Widow
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.

" ...Has anyone been prescribed Lipitor for high cholesterol while doing Atkins? My sister does and she has been complaining of having diarrhea after... "

" ...Lipitor 10mg/day. At the point I started taking it Chol was 166, LDL was 125(slightly high). Since I... "

Post from
www.drugs.com
" ...lipitor interact with grapefruit juice? I'm taking lipitor for my high cholesterol at the moment... "

Post from
www.drugs.com
" ...of Lipitor? He needs to tell his doc that he has pain from it yet, because it can cause muscle damage. Th... "

Post from
forums.steroid.com
" ...I take raise mine considerably. I was just wondering how detrimental test is... Do any of you guys take lipitor... "

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