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Can lipitor increase the side effects of pain relievers?

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Based on the information available, there is no definitive evidence to suggest that Lipitor, a medication used to treat high cholesterol, directly increases the side effects of pain relievers. However, it is important to note that both Lipitor and pain relievers can have their own set of side effects, and when taken together, these side effects could potentially interact or compound [1].

Lipitor, also known as atorvastatin, can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, diarrhea, and muscle or joint pain [1]. On the other hand, pain relievers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin can cause side effects such as stomach pain, dizziness, and rash [2][3][4].

When combining medications, it is crucial to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications, supplements, and over-the-counter drugs you are taking [1]. This will help them determine if the drugs can interact and if any adjustments need to be made to minimize potential risks [1].

In summary, while there is no direct evidence that Lipitor increases the side effects of pain relievers, it is always essential to consult with a healthcare provider when combining medications, as side effects can interact or compound.

Sources:
[1] DrugPatentWatch.com. (2022). Lipitor Side Effects. Retrieved from <https://www.drugpatentwatch.com/drugs/lipitor>
[2] Mayo Clinic. (2021). Acetaminophen (Oral Route). Retrieved from <https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/acetaminophen-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20068631?p=1>
[3] Mayo Clinic. (2021). Ibuprofen (Oral Route). Retrieved from <https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ibuprofen-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20068885?p=1>
[4] Mayo Clinic. (2021). Aspirin (Oral Route). Retrieved from <https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/aspirin-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20068890?p=1>


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