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RateADrug users have reported 9 Lipitor side effects and 2 Lipitor benefits.

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Generic Name: Atorvastatin (a-TOR-va-STAT-in) Brand Name: Lipitor.
Lipitor is the trade name of atorvastatin and is a cholesterol-reducing medicine which works by blocking the production of cholesterol in the human body. Lipitor works mostly by decreasing the LDL levels in the blood and ultimately decreases the total cholesterol levels. The main purpose that Lipitor serves by decreasing the LDL levels in the blood stream is prevention of heart attack. Heart attacks occur when the arteries get clogged by cholesterol. Some other problems that could result from increased levels of cholesterol in the blood stream include stroke and various forms of vascular diseases. Therefore it is extremely important to decrease high cholesterol levels and avoid cardiovascular diseases. Lipitor also helps combat other conditions like coronary heart disease, type II diabetes and other heart conditions. To derive maximum benefits of Lipitor it is equally important to follow a healthy diet and exercise regime because Lipitor cannot replace either of the two mentioned above.

Lipitor contain the following ingredients:
Active ingredient- atorvastatin calcium
Inactive ingredients: calcium carbonate, USP;
candelilla wax, FCC; croscarmellose sodium, NF;
hydroxypropyl cellulose, NF; lactose monohydrate,
NF; magnesium stearate, NF; microcrystalline
cellulose, NF; Opadry White YS-1-7040 (hypromellose,
polyethylene glycol, talc, titanium dioxide);
polysorbate 80, NF; simethicone emulsion
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05 Mar 2018 Lipitor practically destroyed my tendons and muscles in just days. At this point I don't even know if I will ever recover. It has been hell. Please be careful if you take statins.
   —Posted by Max
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13 Apr 2017 Only taking this for 1 week 10mg-side effects- bad taste in mouth lasting days. Looking for natural solution.
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15 Oct 2015 This if one horrid product for about 1/2 the people that use it. I am a senior so when I go shopping I ask heavier or older people if they take it and if there are any side effects. About half say yes or they know someone on it that has problems. My Urine had got very smelly, so bad one had to wash after urinating or the stench came through ones clothing. I went to the Doctor, quit taking it and He found Liver infection and that was treated. I had quit taking it and after things were healed I did try again but as soon as I noticed an odor I quit for good. The doctor had not even read about it or it's side effects like Diabeties, Kidney and Liver damage and muscle damage. He said one could not believe what one reads on line. I asked what if it was Pfizers site.. could one believe them?? He just got a stupid look on his face.
   —Posted by Johnny C
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15 Oct 2015 First it almost destroyed my liver. Then it attacked my arm and leg muscles and after 3 years they have not fully recovered. I have a neighbor and x brother in law that were on it and both got diabeties and that can be caused from it also. This stuff is pure poison as I ask many while out shopping if they are on it or a family member and about 1/2 say yes or they know someone that takes it and many suffer damage from it. One can take Guggulipid and it works, is natural and has no side effects. I use that now. Look for class action law Suits. The Doctors do not even go to Pfizers site to look at the side effects.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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15 Oct 2015 Not one doctor will consider Liptor has any side affects. I feel horrible on it and it does more harm than good. I intend on stopping the medication as the doctors will not recognize any problem with them. I am going to holistic medicine as the physicians have no medicine available for this problem. The side affects I have suffered is immense from this product. No more Atorvastin.
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