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What are common lipitor side effects?

Lipitor is a brand name for atorvastatin, a medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. While Lipitor is generally well-tolerated, it can cause some side effects. The most common side effects of Lipitor are muscle pain and digestive problems such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation [2][3]. In rare cases, Lipitor can cause serious side effects such as liver damage, muscle breakdown, and a rare but serious condition called rhabdomyolysis, which can cause kidney damage [2]. Some patients may also experience allergic reactions such as rash, hives, and difficulty breathing [2]. It is important to note that the severity and frequency of side effects can vary from person to person [3]. Patients who experience any unusual symptoms while taking Lipitor should contact their doctor immediately [3]. Overall, Lipitor is generally well-tolerated and effective in lowering cholesterol levels in the blood [1].


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