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Can lipitor side effects be mitigated with exercise?

Lipitor is a medication that is used to lower cholesterol levels in the body [1]. However, it is known to have some side effects, such as muscle pain and weakness [2]. Exercise has been shown to have many benefits for overall health, including reducing the risk of heart disease and improving cholesterol levels [3].

While exercise may help to improve overall health and potentially reduce the risk of heart disease, it is not clear whether it can specifically mitigate the side effects of Lipitor. In fact, one study found that exercise did not significantly reduce muscle pain or weakness in patients taking statins, including Lipitor [2].

It is important to note that before starting any exercise program, individuals should consult with their healthcare provider, especially if they are taking medications such as Lipitor. Additionally, if someone experiences side effects from Lipitor, they should speak with their healthcare provider to discuss potential alternatives or adjustments to their medication regimen.


Follow-up:   How much exercise is needed with Lipitor? What are the most common Lipitor side effects? Can Lipitor and exercise cause muscle pain?

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