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Any potential side effects of lipitor?



Lipitor, also known as atorvastatin, is a medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. While it is generally well-tolerated, like all medications, it can have potential side effects.

According to Drug Patent Watch [1], the most common side effects of Lipitor include muscle and joint pain, diarrhea, constipation, and nausea. Other potential side effects include headache, dizziness, rash, and liver problems.

The Mayo Clinic [2] notes that while rare, serious side effects of Lipitor can occur. These include muscle damage, liver damage, and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In rare cases, Lipitor can also cause a severe allergic reaction.

The NHS [3] also lists muscle and joint pain as the most common side effect of Lipitor. They note that while rare, Lipitor can cause serious side effects such as liver problems, muscle breakdown, and an increased risk of developing diabetes.

It is important to note that not everyone who takes Lipitor will experience side effects. However, if you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Lipitor, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately. They can help determine if the symptoms are related to the medication and if any changes need to be made to your treatment plan.

Sources:
[1] https://www.drugpatentwatch.com/p/tradename/LIPITOR
[2] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/statin-side-effects/art-20046013
[3] https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/atorvastatin/side-effects-of-atorvastatin/



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