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side effects

I been taking Lipitor 40 mg and decreased it to20mg.. I had terrible back pain for over a year. This past month I was put on a antibiotic called Ktek and the pharmacy told me to stop the Lipitor while on the Ketek. I did and guess what, my back pain is gone. Any one else have this problem with Lipitor. ## Did you just stop the Lipitor without any gradual weaning off of it? ## Yes, I am on Lipitor and have back pain...what can you take instead of lipitor. I also have short term memory loss. ## Statins, such as Lipitor, are well known to cause these types of side effects, as well as drowsiness, and loss of appetite. There are some other alternative medications that you can try, like Cholestyramine, WelChol, and Colestid, so you may want to speak to your doctor, you can also help lower you...

memory loss

I have been losing my memory real bad and didn't understand why. I tried to get my doctor to change the medicine but he want. ## The statins of which Lipitor is part can cause clinical dementia. Stop the Lipitor you stop the dementia. Try using Red Yeast Rice or 1/4 cup of ground flax seed per day. The flax seed has natural lipitor to reduce with any statin be sure to include CoEnzyme Q10 in your diet. ## Once you get on statins like Lipitor, you're supposed to stay on them for life. For an article on the latest negative findings for statins, go to It's always dicey getting off medications. They're powerful substances. Find a health care practitioner who will listen to you and who has expertise helping you get off Lipitor. Good luck. ## It may be poor i...

withdrawal symptoms lipitor

How long before muscle aches and weakness subside after discontinuing Lipitor ## Had been on 10mg for 4 years. recently after muscle ache issues I discontinued Lipitor. 3 weeks into it I still have weakness in limbs. Never experienced the muscle weakness symptom while on it. ## From what I was able to gather patients experience symtoms for weeks after discontinuing Lipitor. It is also suggested that if symtoms persist, or get worse, you should notify your MD. To learn more click on the link below... Do you have any more questions or information to add? Please post back if you do. ## What are the symptoms of Lipitor withdrawal? ## I have been on 20mg of Lipitor for about 15 years. I have a foggy brain, muscle pain and muscle wasting I am 66 years old. I have now stopped the drug complete...

pd 136 20 mg

white oval pill ## Hello, I was unable to find a pill that matches your description but I was able to find an Atrovastatin (Lipitor) pill marked PD 156 20. This medication is used to treat high cholesterol. Below is some additional information that I sourced from the National Institute of Health. Product Code: 0591-3775 Ingredient(s): Atrovastatin Calcium Inactive Ingredient(s): - Calcium Carbonate - Candelilla Wax - Croscarmellose Sodium - Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (Type H) - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Hypromelloses - Polyethylene Glycols - Talc - Titanium Dioxide - Polysorbate 80 Imprint: PD;156;20 Label Author: Actavis Laboratories, Inc. Color(s): White Shape: Oval Size (mm): 12.00 Score: 1 I hope this information helps. Please let me know...


cholesterol drug ## Hello, According to the National Institute of Health Lipitor contains the active ingredient atorvastatin calcium trihydrate. It's general use is to lower the bad cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood while raising your good cholesterol. Here is some additional information that I sourced from the NIH on this prescription medication. NDC: 0071-0155 ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Atorvastatin Calcium Trihydrate INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Calcium Carbonate Candelilla Wax Croscarmellose Sodium Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (1200000 Mw) Lactose Monohydrate Magnesium Stearate Microcrystalline Cellulose Hypromellose, Unspecified Polyethylene Glycol, Unspecified Talc Titanium Dioxide Polysorbate 80 SHAPE: Oval COLOR: White IMPRINT: PD;155;10 SIZE: 10mm I hope this information helps.

Lipitor Withdrawal Symptoms

I stopped taking Lipitor, 40 mg daily, a week ago and am now experiencing some dizziness and my equilibrium seems effected. Are these effects to be expected? I'm currently waiting for my refill through express-scripts , but have yet to receive it. I am a 90 year old male and have been on Lipitor for approx. 4 years. ## Yes, some withdrawal effects can occur anytime you suddenly stop taking something that you have been on for a long period of time, because your body gets used to having the medication. You may also experience some nausea and diarrhea. Are there any other questions? ## I stopped atorvastatin a month ago cause of side effects to muscle pain which i still havei now get headaches and nausea is this normal. ## The symptoms you've listed are contraindications aka negati...

withdrawal symptoms from stopping lipitor

I stopped lipitor on orders from a specialist... and now have a very itchy rash. Is it related? ## Frustrated, According to the National Institute of Health Lipitor contains the active ingredient atorvastatin, which is a drug used to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. It does warn that some of the side effects of lipitor are different types of rashes that will occur throughout the cycle of using the drug. Some of these rashes will go away on their own but some are actual quite dangerous and should be looked at. It is warned that if the rash itches you should consult your doctor because it could spread and become more serious. Here are the reported rash types in descending order of severity. A minor rash will be red with some itching. It will look similar to blushing. Hive...

List Of The Top 100 Drugs India

top prescribed medicines in the world and in india ## TOP SELLING DRUGS IN INDIA ## Finding this information for countries other than the U.S. and Canada is very difficult. What year do you need the information for? Most of the information I have is broken down by country, rather than the entire world. However, I can tell you that for several years, in a row, the medication Lipitor has topped the list for every country for which records are kept. ## please give list of top 100 drugs in india and in world ## Hello, Greetings! Can you please provide me with a list of the top 100 medications sold most in India? Thanks! Best Regards.

difference between zocor and lipitor

what is the difference between zocor and lipitor Doc changing me from one t the other ## Many doctors think all the statin drugs are about the same except for potency. (Lipitor about twice as potent as Zocor.) Quoted from an Older Article Below: 'The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug atorvastatin (Lipitor), which research suggests is more potent than the older statins. At its highest dose, atorvastatin may confer a slight advantage in reducing LDL for those with very high cholesterol. For most people, the lowest standard dose of atorvastatin is sufficient to help achieve target cholesterol levels. Why atorvastatin is more potent is not completely clear. Atorvastatin has a longer period of action than older stating, which may be why this drug produces similar reductions ...


it is a generic for lipitor manufactured in India. want to know whether it would have the same effect as lipitor. ## Lipicure 40 mg user for last week onwards ## I am 60 years old, I have got angioplasty since 2 years, I am taking lipicure 80 once in a day suggested by doctor because i have got heredity. My problem is frequently weight loosing and feeling so weakness, I have consulted doctor but they are not taking anything serious, my blood pressure, thyroid and sugar are quite normal. following is my current detail Serum Cholesterol 135.0 Serum Triglyceride 62.0 S.HDL Cholesterol 66.0 S.LDL Cholesterol 69.00 V.L.D.L 12.4 Chol Chol ./HDL Chol ratio 2.05 LDL Chol ./HDL Chol ratio 1.05 Please suggest do i need to take Lipicure 40 instead of 80. Please suggest ## This medication contains ...


I gain 5kg after start taking Aspavor after a stroke can I take something else I did use Lipitor but it gave me terrible headackes ## I had a terrible headacke at about 12:00pm i took 3 disprins and that night I had a stroke when I was in hospital the Dr. gave mi Lipitor but it gave me terrible headackes so they changed it to Aspavor, all of a sudden I gain weight I also took Ravamil, and Bilicor. and Eltroxin. ## Female-46 I am using 20mg Aspavor per day now for about 2 years, and have picked up a lot of weight as well- plus minus 12kg...not really eating much different than before (maybe eating more healthier) ....not sure if it's the Aspavor causing the weight increase or age or lack of excersise or whatever! ## Have any of you contacted your respective doctors about possibly swi...

White Lipitor Round Pill imprinted side a 10 side b Atc

I ordered lipitor 10 mg as I always have and did not receive the normal eclipse shape pill. I receive a round pill imprinted with 10 on one side and ATC on the other side. Has anyone been aware of pfizer lipitor changing the shape of their 10 mg pill. ## change in shape of lipitor brand tablets. Got new rx for 20mg lipitor and saw round shape so called canada where I get them from and they said this is the new shape for lipitor. ## I can't find any information on a pill with that marking in any of our resources, but if it is from a foreign country, then that makes sense. turtle, did you also order from Canada? Lipitor contains the active ingredient Atorvastatin, it is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and join...

red yeast rice

I would like to tell everyone that I started taking Red Yeast Rice, 600 mg, once a day, about one year ago and my total cholesterol is down to 168 and my good cholesterol has gone very high ## Recent studies have shown that we might have misinterpreted cholesterol, and how dangerous the levels are of the various types. These same studied have also shown that changing them naturally, such as you did is more beneficial than taking chemical medications, according to NIH studies. Of course, I acknowledge that this information may change, at any time, and I am not a doctor, so I can only share the results of my research, I am not trying to tell anyone they should, or should not take a medication their doctor recommends. As to this issue, I am very glad that you are doing so well. Are you on ...

Daflon Drug Interactions

Hello. I would like to know if taking Daflon drug for a certain time as a cure, could interact with the medicines that I am taking which are: Lipitor-Concor-Omnic-Tritace-Aspirin? Regards ## I am taking daflon 500 mg twice daily. Can I take aspirin 100mg once daily along with it? I have pain in my leg and I'm afraid of blood clots.

Livolin forte capsules

Pls i have been diagnosed of Hep B, & now advised to take Livolin forte. How effective is it please? At first i was taking Heptovit capsules & wants to know if i can combine the two since the medicine prescribed to me is costly & can't afford at the mean time. Please my stomach worries me a lot & my urine is yellowish & is affecting my eyes. Please i need help. At least a medicine i can take for the mean time to prevent liver damage before i seek further treatment please ## Hi, I've been diagnosed with Hepatits B, and the last time I took Livolin was a year ago along with lipitor, and now I am feeling uncomfortable all over my body with hard heart beating and itching. I now decided to buy livolin and lipitor to take again. Hope it will not cause harm to me. I...

Lipitor-break 80mg tablets in half?

Is it ok to break 80 mg tablets in half to acheive 40mg dose? ## Of course it is! You would be far better and cheaper if you were to buy a good generic atorvastatin though, as Lipitor is exceedingly overpriced. 80mg is a HUGE dosage of atorvastatin, and is equivalent in potency to almost 160mg Simvastatin, which many consider the superior statin. Have you recently suffered a stroke or myocardial infarction? ## It is okay to do so, as long as the medication is not time released, and your doctor approves. My cardiologist often prescribes some of my medications in a higher dosage, so I can cut them in half, since it is often cheaper that way. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Atorvastatin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Are you on any othe...


Its strange to hear about that man who said that he thinks lipitor made his wife memory loss because I have the same thing ## Me too, my memory loss just keeps getting worse ## That is not a normal side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA, but there is no way to be sure how any given medication will actually affect anyone that takes it, since we are all different. Its typical ones are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Has there been any change? Have you each consulted the prescribing doctors to see if there is another option you can try?

pepto bismol and frequent urination

Why is it that taking pepto bismo causes me to have frequent urination just about every hour at night time? I also take Lipitor, Avapro, Metformin, Januvia and Actos. ## Lipitor interacts with antacids. My father has the same problem, plus nausea and stomach problems. Going to doctor to try and get him off it. Liptor from what I've been studying is not a very good, or useful, drug for most people. From what I've read, it only helps 1-3% of people. Very bad side effects too!!!! ## I started taking metformin 500 about 1 mth ago and I'm stating to pee a lot more often and it burns most of the time .. I'm also taking simvastatin20 andlevothyroxine88 but ive been taking the 2 for 2 yrs and never bothered me.. it hurts bad sometimes when I urinate ... should I stop cut them in...

Lipitor and diziness

I have been taking BP medicine forever. Recently diagnosed with high cholesterol. Currently taking Lipitor 10 mg at night. I feel really dizzy and have heart palpitations throughout the following day. I have been taking this medication for about 3 weeks now and am afraid to continue. What should I do? ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, as well as most BP medications, according to FDA reports. Have you checked your BP readings, when your are experiencing these symptoms? What BP medication are you taking? Are you on any other medications?

How to take Lipitor

I just started taking it about a week ago and I feel tired in the morning when I wake up from it. Is that normal? ## Hello, Daniel! How are you? Yes, that can be a normal side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Side effects are usually transient though, and should improve with time, once your body gets used to the medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Daniel, this med has me wheezing coughing n going nuts trying to get my breath after 13 days I cold turkey' d. This medicine. I have!not gone to any other meds in this class Get your strength back and stary walking again to walk off all those troublemakers. Good Luck U r Lucky


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