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Lipitor

Lipitor



USES: Atorvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.



 
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Lipitor

Uses
Atorvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Notes
  • Your doctor may periodically perform lab tests during treatment to monitor your progress.
  • For best results, exercise regularly and follow a doctor- approved, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (between 20 and 25 degrees C) away from moisture and heat.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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Lipitor in tablet form.
Lipitor in tablet form.
Lipitor (Parke-Davis) 20mg Qty. 30
Lipitor (Parke-Davis) 20mg Qty. 30
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How To Use
  • This medication may be taken with or without meals, usually once daily.
  • It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of this medication are noticed.

Side Effects
  • Overall this medication is generally well tolerated.
  • Diarrhea or constipation or stomach pain may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly.
  • Unlikely but report muscle pain/tenderness/weakness, aches, or fever.
  • Very unlikely but report yellowing of eyes or skin, vomiting, vision problems, chest pain or black stools.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking atorvastatin tell your doctor if you have liver disease, a severe infection, heart disease, thyroid problems, uncontrolled seizures, recent major surgery, low blood pressure, any allergies or any other medical problems.
  • If this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded, use caution driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness.
  • Limit alcohol intake as this can damage the liver and cause increased side effects.
  • Atorvastatin should not be used during pregnancy.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
  • This drug may be excreted into breast milk.
  • Because of the possible adverse effects to the infant, breast-feeding is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose.
  • Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the doses.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including clofibrate, cyclosporine, erythromycin, gemfibrozil, niacin (nicotinic acid), azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), antacids (e.g., Maalox, Mylanta), digoxin and birth control pills.
  • Avoid grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor specifically instructs you otherwise.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Lipitor
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 37
Location: california
Time Taken: 5 months days

Reason: high cholesterol Date: 20 June 2009
Side Effects
weakness, tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss, lethargy listness

Additional Thoughts
ha a stroke in feb 2009 for dissected carotid artery unknown cholesterol at that time i left hospital on lipitor. After about 5 months, i just didnt feel right and started to research lipitor. my affected side as a result of the stroke ached like nobodys business and i was told it was artheritis. i stopped lipitor on my own and informed my dr a week later. i am still the same but getting better slowly.

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 37
Location: california
Time Taken: 6 monhs days

Reason: high cholesgerol Date: 19 June 2009
Side Effects
listlessness, depression, feeling in a fog, muscle cramping, dizziness

Additional Thoughts


Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 56
Location: Scranton, Pa.
Time Taken: 2 years years

Reason: I have high cholesterol Date: 4 January 2009
Side Effects
I am 56 years old and feel 90. I have stiff and weak muscles. My feet and leg muscles do not have any flexability anymore. This has happened to me since taking Lipitor. I am really disgusted. I have told my doctor about these side affects and even with raised liver enzyme levels, he insists that I take it. Lipitor has lowered my cholesterol but if I keep taking it I am afraid that I will either go senile or lose my ability to walk. Besides all of these side affects I also have unexplained stomach pain under my rib on the right side.

Additional Thoughts
I am going to my doctor at the end of the month and I am telling that I have stopped Lipitor. The last time I told him that I didn't want to take it, he got really pissed off. I like my doctor and I trust him. I am really in a dilemna because I believe that he is trying to help me. I can't live with the side affects. I will stop taking Lipitor but I now have guilt that I am not doing the best for my health. I can't win.

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