Active Ingredient(s): Atorvastatin
FDA Approved: * December 17, 1996
Pharm Company: * PFIZER
Category: Cholesterol

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Lipitor Overview

Atorvastatin, marketed under the trade name Lipitor among others,[1] is a member of the medication class known as statins, which are used primarily as a lipid-lowering agent and for prevention of events associated with cardiovascular disease. Like all statins, atorvastatin works by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol in the body. Atorvastatin was first made in August 1985 at Warner-Lambert's Parke-Davis research faci...

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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 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...

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...

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.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Lipitor: (41 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0071-0155 Lipitor 10 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0156 Lipitor 20 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0157 Lipitor 40 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-0158 Lipitor 80 mg Oral Tablet by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 21695-255 Lipitor 40 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 49299-1090 Lipitor 10 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmakon, LLC
  • 49299-1091 Lipitor 20 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmakon, LLC
  • 49299-1092 Lipitor 40 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmakon, LLC
  • 49299-1093 Lipitor 80 mg Oral Tablet by Pharmakon, LLC
  • 49349-103 Lipitor 10 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49349-110 Lipitor 20 mg Oral Tablet by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 49999-392 Lipitor 10 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-467 Lipitor 20 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-468 Lipitor 40 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 49999-882 Lipitor 80 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54569-4466 Lipitor 10 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-4467 Lipitor 20 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-4587 Lipitor 40 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-5382 Lipitor 80 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54868-3934 Lipitor 10 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc
  • 21 more results ...

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