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Are there any side effects of lipitor on digestion?

Lipitor is a medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. According to the sources provided, there is limited information about the effects of Lipitor on digestion. The Drug Patent Watch website [1] does not list any digestive side effects of Lipitor. However, the Mayo Clinic [2] states that some people may experience digestive symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation while taking statins, including Lipitor. The article also notes that these symptoms are generally mild and go away on their own.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology [3] found that gastrointestinal side effects were reported in less than 5% of patients taking Lipitor. The most common side effects reported were abdominal pain, diarrhea, and dyspepsia (indigestion). The study concluded that Lipitor was generally well-tolerated and that the incidence of gastrointestinal side effects was low.

In summary, while there is limited information available about the effects of Lipitor on digestion, some people may experience mild digestive symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation while taking the medication. However, these symptoms are generally temporary and go away on their own. It is important to talk to a healthcare provider if you have concerns about any potential side effects of Lipitor or any other medication.


Follow-up:   Does Lipitor affect gut bacteria? Can Lipitor cause stomach discomfort? Are there any dietary restrictions while taking Lipitor?

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