Side Effects From Lipitor

Carolyn Says:

I been taking Lipitor 40 mg and decreased it to 20 mg. I had terrible back pain for over a year. This
past month I was put on an antibiotic called Ketek 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?

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Darlene Troudt Says:

Did you just stop the Lipitor without any gradual weaning off of it?

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charlene Says:

Yes, I am on Lipitor and have back pain...what can you take instead of lipitor. I also have short term memory loss.

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VerFree Says:

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 your cholesterol through diet and exercise.

Are you on any other medications?

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