Lipitor Side Effects
Lipitor is a drug intended to help lower cholesterol. The generic name for this brand-name medication is atorvastatin.
What are the side effects of Lipitor (atorvastatin) cholesterol medication?
Lipitor has been an effective treatment for many people across the country who suffer from high cholesterol. It lowers your cholesterol and, therefore, lowers your risk of heart attack, heart disease, hardening of the arteries and stroke.
Like all prescription medications, Lipitor may cause some side effects during your treatment.There have been rare cases of muscle and liver problems developing with the treatment of Lipitor and other medicines which are similar. While you're taking Lipitor, you must get in touch with your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual and unexplainable muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness. This is especially critical if you experience the above symptoms along with a fever, symptoms of the flu, gastrointestinal pains (stomach/abdominal pains), unexplained fatigue, pale stools (feces) or dark urine. These might be early signs of liver or muscle difficulties.
If you are experiencing any serious side effects, you must discontinue treatment with Lipitor and arrange a visit to the emergency room. If this emergency trip is not an option, then call your doctor immediately.
What are the most serious side effects of Lipitor?
Serious side effects of Lipitor include; allergic reactions (closing of the throat, swollen lips, trouble breathing, swelling of the face or tongue; and hives breakouts), decreased or rust-colored urine, or unusually blurry vision.
What are the most common side effects I could experience?
Other Lipitor side effects which are less serious are not such a pain, but there is a better chance you will have to deal with them. These side effects include headache, excess gas (flatulence), nausea or upset stomach, or a rash. If you notice any of these symptoms, you don't have to stop taking Lipitor, but you should get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible.
Because science is not perfect, there may be other side effects besides those listed here. If you experience any other side effect that is unusual, unexplainable or especially annoying, make sure to arrange talk with your doctor.
Copyright (C) Shoppe.MD and Ian Mason, 2004-2005
Ian Mason, owner of Shoppe.MD, your source for Lipitor side effects info, prescription drug best buys and support forums.
Ian is a fat-to-fit student of health, weight loss, exercise, and several martial arts; maintaining several websites in an effort to help provide up-to-date and helpful information for other who share his interests in health of body and mind.
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
University of Louisville takes its medicine and starts healing process | Tim Sullivan - The Courier-Journal
Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute to Host 2018 Thought Leaders Consortium in Tucson - PR Newswire (press release)
A Look at the Different Acid Reflux Symptoms
Acid reflux symptoms vary in degrees of discomfort, from person to person, and within different age groups. The most common and persistent symptom is a burning sensation centered in the middle of the chest and/or throat, brought on by stomach acid that churns up onto the lining of the esophagus.
Advanced Surface Ablation
In patients with corneal thickness below a certain minimum, performing LASIK would be unwise, because the "foundation" may not go back to its original stability. Our colleagues from around the world, agree on when not to do LASIK, like when the cornea is very steep or very flat.
Vioxx, Celebrex, and Bextra: An editorial regarding dangerous drugsGenerally my web site deals with Internet and other media markets, but whereas our motto is "Caveat Emptor, Let the buyer beware " and is consumer advocacy oriented, we will from time to time discuss anything in that is relevent to warning readers of problems.This is one of those instances where the public should be aware of what's going on.
Generic Drugs: How They Cost You Less?
If you are wondering why the chemist has charged much less than what you expected then it is not because he has developed sudden liking for you or the government decided to subsidized your medical bill.It is possible because you are getting cheaper generic alternative of some expensive brand name medication.
Adaptogens for Life - The Science Behind the Discovery of Adaptogens
Modern civilization has produced an unusually stressful environment to humans and animals, with extreme high demands on our physical and mental abilities. The last one hundred years have brought unique new challenges for all.
Oral Chelation - Is It Better Than Intravenous Chelation?
Intravenous Chelation was the most common practice until a few years back; however, with the introduction of oral chelation it became the preferred choice of most patients and doctors. There were a number of contributing factors to this shift of choice, the prime aspect being the cost factor.
"Ooohhh? my aching knee!!!" Insider Secrets on How You Can Get Relief Quickly and Easily!
When your knee hurts, getting relief is all that's on your mind. Getting the right relief, though, depends on knowing what's wrong.
Bextra, Vioxx and Side Effects - Do You Need Aa Lawyer?
The recent withdrawals of the prescription medications Vioxx and Bextra from the marketplace have many people concerned. Studies show that the use of Vioxx could increase the likelihood of strokes and heart attacks; Bextra carries those same risks and also increases the chances of contracting Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a potentially fatal skin disease.
Taking The Sting Out Of Bug Bites
(NC)-In most cases insect bites are harmless and if left alone, the irritation will subside within 48 hours.However, for some people, particularly children, scratching bites may lead to a highly contagious bacterial skin infection called impetigo.
Orthotics: Prefab or Custom-Made?
If you take a simple stroll down the foot product isle at your local drug store you will find an array of foot products and inserts. You will find inserts for cushion, for comfort, for support and for control.
UltraCET: The Dynamic Duo Of Prescription Pain Control Medications
Remember the last time you stubbed your toe? OUCH! It's painful. But a stubbed toe usually doesn't send us running to the medicine cabinet, since we know that the pain will pass within a few minutes.
New Surgical Treatment Options for Hernias
Hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide. In fact, there are over 600,000 hernia repair surgeries performed each year in the U.
Bextra Recall: Lawyer Says Help Is On The Way
By now, you have probably heard of the prescription drug Bextra. You may not know, however, why that a recall is in order.
The Equine Cushings Cure
Equine Cushings disease is caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland, which is responsible for the production and regulation of hormones. Symptoms include a long, shaggy coat that does not shed, excessive drinking and urination, laminitis, a tendency for recurring infections in the hoof (foot abscesses), and a loss of muscle mass, especially along the topline and rump.
Chronic Head, Facial, Or Neck Pain That Won't Go Away - Could It Be TMJ?
I stumbled across TMJ when I needed treat a literal pain in the neck that would not go away. It seemed that the pain in my neck came from my jaws.
Is Anxiety Ruling Your Life?
Anxiety is the most frequently occurring mental health disorder in the United States, according to the US Surgeon General. There are millions of people who are diagnosed with it every year.
Online Pharmacies Are Becoming Increasingly Popular Due To Their Convenience And Discreetness
Leading online pharmacy companies are providing consumer with a secure, safe, convenient, and discreet way to acquire prescriptions.People in need of prescriptions are turning to the internet for an alternative to the corner drug store.
Arizona Drug Rehab: Finding Help in Arizona
The state of Arizona has one of the worst drug problems in the United States. Historically and currently, the state is known as a transhipment location for a variety of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and marijuana, which are imported from other countries.
Parasites In Your Colon
Your colon is a place for other parasites and organisms to breed and live. Many are harmful to your health and enter the body in various ways - foods we eat, through the bottom of your feet, air you breathe, the water you drink, and through sexual activity.
Rogue Online Pharmacies: The Internet War Of 2005
Online Pharmacy owners who haven't been working within moral and governmental regulations are in for the ride of their lives. In past months, many of these so called "rogue pharmacies" have either voluntarily shut down or been closed by the powers that be.
|home | site map | Dr. Thad Thomas|