Reactions to lipitor
Check for interactions with Lipitor (atorvastatin)
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Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit. These serious side effects include: If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital. Consult your healthcare provider for more specific information. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function before starting LIPITOR and during your treatment if you have symptoms of liver problems.
Pharyngolaryngeal pain, epistaxis Uncommon 0. Symptoms that indicate a patient is experiencing side effects from Lipitor may include, muscle weakness, tenderness and pain, dark-colored urine, unexplained tiredness and stomach pain.
My legs are a bit weak as a result and sometimes I have memory lapse. I am a 71 years old female taking Lipitor. Common atorvastatin side-effects these affect less than 1 in 10 people What can I do if I experience this?
The reports aregenerally nonserious, and reversible upon statin discontinuation, with variable times to symptom onset 1 day to years andsymptom resolution median of 3 weeks. All possible dosages and drug forms may not be included here.
Lipitor Drug Imprint
The use of the medication is contraindicated in patients that have active liver disease or in patients that have unexplained and persistent increases in liver enzymes. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions.
If enzyme levels are greater than 3 times the upper limit of the normal range, they should be repeated until they return to normal. Lipitor atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol in the body.
LIPITOR can lower the risk for heart attack or stroke in patients with diabetes and risk factors such as eye problems, kidney problems, smoking, or high blood pressure. How to tell if the drug is working: Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms and dark colored urine. Copyright Multum Information Services, Inc. Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.
Avoid drinking large amounts of grapefruit juice while taking atorvastatin. Lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. The risk also increases with co-administration of Lipitor with some other medications.