Lipitor vs Trilipix

Lipitor
(Rx)
Trilipix
(Rx)
Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering medication (statin).
Trilipix is a cholesterol lowering medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.3
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.3
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Cholesterol
3.1
Concern level
2.8
Concern level
3.2
Approval Date
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December 17, 1996
December 15, 2008
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
53,280 Discussions
539 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Heart Attack
#3 for Stroke
Lipitor is prescribed for High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is taken to prevent Heart Attack and Stroke.
Condition
Number of posts
Trilipix is prescribed for High Triglycerides and High Cholesterol and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lip
Muscle Pain
6
Tiredness
4
Weight Loss
3
Weakness
3
Depression
2
Weight Gain
2
Cramping
2
Joint Pain
2
Leg Pain
2
Headaches
1
Tri
Hair Loss
10
Muscle Pain
9
Nausea
5
Tiredness
4
Dizziness
3
Weakness
3
Headaches
3
Itching
3
Stroke
2
GERD
2
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Muscle Pain
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Tiredness
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4
4
Weight Loss
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Tri
3
0
Weakness
Lip
Tri
3
3
Depression
Lip
Tri
2
0
Weight Gain
Lip
Tri
2
0
Cramping
Lip
Tri
2
0
Joint Pain
Lip
Tri
2
0
Leg Pain
Lip
Tri
2
0
Headaches
Lip
Tri
1
3
Hair Loss
Tri
Lip
10
0
Muscle Pain
Tri
Lip
9
6
Nausea
Tri
Lip
5
0
Tiredness
Tri
Lip
4
4
Dizziness
Tri
Lip
3
0
Weakness
Tri
Lip
3
3
Headaches
Tri
Lip
3
1
Itching
Tri
Lip
3
0
Stroke
Tri
Lip
2
0
GERD
Tri
Lip
2
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Lipitor is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
C Category C
Before taking Trilipix during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Lipitor and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Trilipix and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg
Capsule: 45 mg, 135 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Atorvastatin Calcium
Fenofibric Acid
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lipitor and Trilipix: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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