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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 2,570
Negative 4,042
We found 44,268 discussions
barry
Crestor
had the same thing with crestor. Told the doctor would rather die from a heart attack that have to take that stuff.

RubyBickford
DoesTakingLipiitorCausebloodsugartorunhigheri.Diabetics?

Patti
Can u go off lipitor cold turkey

Ann
Took for 6 months. First was just tired then exhausted. Had muscle pains in arms and legs. All my tendons hurt My left arm from elbow to wrist was on fire. Have stop taking it 9 weeks ago but still have tendinitis pains especially in my left arm. This sucks.

Franswahili
Lipitor
I went to the dr office one day in 2001 and received Lipitor 40 mg for treatment of high cholesterol. Started taking the meds on a Tuesday and by Saturday I was literally unable to get out of bed. Had to think back to what I was doing different Saturday that I had not done before Tuesday. I assumed it was the Lipitor. Did not take it Saturday night or Sunday night. By the time Monday morning came around, I was feeling a whole lot better. Lipitor for that one week TOTALLY DRAINED ME! I am glad that I was smart enough to take MYSELF off the drug and let my dr know that he had to change it to something else.

Sue
Took lipitor for six months. A had such bad muscle and strength issues. If I was kneeling washing the floor I couldnt get up with out my husbands help. Very scarey!! Now I'm on a different med and am able to run 3 miles 3-4 times a week.

Larry
I took myself off Lipitor. Killed my back bad. Then told my Dr. when it cleared up. Took about a month.

Sandy
what is the name of the test I should ask my doctor about to see if my hip and leg pain is caused by Lipitor?
May 15, 2015
If you pain is on both hips and legs then most likely from Lipitor, Simvastatin, zocor etc...all the statins
May 14, 2015
Yes it can cause leg pain! Read the insert info about it. I'm married to a retired pharmacist and he agrees. I'm still on it but only three times a week. This schedule helps some. Good luck!

Gayle
My Doctor took me off of Lipitor. So glad he did !

Pete
Leg pain when taking Lipitor
Leg cramps so strong had trouble walking. Pain unbearable an grey all the time while take ing

Patient concerns with Lipitor

We found 44,268 discussions
barry
Crestor
had the same thing with crestor. Told the doctor would rather die from a heart attack that have to take that stuff.

RubyBickford
DoesTakingLipiitorCausebloodsugartorunhigheri.Diabetics?

Patti
Can u go off lipitor cold turkey

Ann
Took for 6 months. First was just tired then exhausted. Had muscle pains in arms and legs. All my tendons hurt My left arm from elbow to wrist was on fire. Have stop taking it 9 weeks ago but still have tendinitis pains especially in my left arm. This sucks.

Franswahili
Lipitor
I went to the dr office one day in 2001 and received Lipitor 40 mg for treatment of high cholesterol. Started taking the meds on a Tuesday and by Saturday I was literally unable to get out of bed. Had to think back to what I was doing different Saturday that I had not done before Tuesday. I assumed it was the Lipitor. Did not take it Saturday night or Sunday night. By the time Monday morning came around, I was feeling a whole lot better. Lipitor for that one week TOTALLY DRAINED ME! I am glad that I was smart enough to take MYSELF off the drug and let my dr know that he had to change it to something else.

Sue
Took lipitor for six months. A had such bad muscle and strength issues. If I was kneeling washing the floor I couldnt get up with out my husbands help. Very scarey!! Now I'm on a different med and am able to run 3 miles 3-4 times a week.

Larry
I took myself off Lipitor. Killed my back bad. Then told my Dr. when it cleared up. Took about a month.

Sandy
what is the name of the test I should ask my doctor about to see if my hip and leg pain is caused by Lipitor?
May 15, 2015
If you pain is on both hips and legs then most likely from Lipitor, Simvastatin, zocor etc...all the statins
May 14, 2015
Yes it can cause leg pain! Read the insert info about it. I'm married to a retired pharmacist and he agrees. I'm still on it but only three times a week. This schedule helps some. Good luck!

Gayle
My Doctor took me off of Lipitor. So glad he did !

Pete
Leg pain when taking Lipitor
Leg cramps so strong had trouble walking. Pain unbearable an grey all the time while take ing

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