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 trade name Lipitor among others, is a statin medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treat abnormal lipid levels.[1] For the prevention of cardiovascular disease, statins are a first-line treatment.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include joint pain, diarrhea, heart burn, nausea, and muscle pains.[1] Serious side effects may include rhabdomyolysis, l...

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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

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 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 be poor i...

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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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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 ...

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lipicure

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 ...

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Aspavor WEIGHT GAIN

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...

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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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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
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lipitor and abdominal pain
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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
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Lipitor .
10 mg. ## I am trying to determine the millograms my husband is taking daily. He takes one pill. It is white, oval with ... 2 replies
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I have been taking BP medicine forever. Recently diagnosed with high cholesterol. Currently taking Lipitor 10 mg at nigh... 1 reply




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