Lipitor

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, sold under the brand name Lipitor among others, is a statin medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and to treat abnormal lipid levels.[2] For the prevention of cardiovascular disease, statins are a first-line treatment.[2] It is taken by mouth.[2] Common side effects include joint pain, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and muscle pains.[2] Serious side effects may include rhabdomyolysis,...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atorvastatin

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Lipitor and Grapefruit Safe?

## It's true. You should not ingest grapefruit while taking Liptor, as it could increase the active ingredient's concentration in your bloodstream to unsafe levels. This applies to multiple statins including Lipitor (atorvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin). ## I was told by a friend that you should not ingest grapefrit or grapefruit juice while on Lipitor. Any word on this? ## FYI any medication that reacts with grapefruit will also react with CBD oil. The CBD oil does the same thing as grapefruit.

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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. ## Can I take Daflon and still consume medical cannabis?

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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...

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Memory loss from Lipitor?

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 wouldn't. ## 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 cholesterol...as 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 b...

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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...

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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...

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liptator

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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Atorvastatin
  • 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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Lipitor/memory loss
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Lipitor Withdrawal Symptoms
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Lipitor/ages my boyfriend/pains
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Lipitor and Grapefruit Safe?
## It's true. You should not ingest grapefruit while taking Liptor, as it could increase the active ingredient's... 3 replies
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... 2 replies
Lipitor and Memory Loss
I heard about a man who said that he thinks Lipitor made his wife get memory loss. Is this true as I think I have the sa... 2 replies
lipitor and abdominal pain
I have been precribed Lipitor several times in my life and couldnot take it ...I've tried to do do my best to take i... 2 replies
lipitor vision problems
Has anyone had light sensitivity and blurred vision while taking lipitor? I have been on it for three months. ## Yes, vi... 2 replies
Lipitor and Diabetes
I have been taking lipitor for about five years, and my last annual physical showed I am now pre-diabetic. I have an old... 2 replies
Lipitor and diziness
I have been taking BP medicine forever. Recently diagnosed with high cholesterol. Currently taking Lipitor 10 mg at nigh... 1 reply