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Any signs of liver damage with lipitor?

Lipitor is a medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the body. While it is generally well-tolerated, there are potential side effects, including liver damage. According to Drug Patent Watch [1], Lipitor's label warns of the potential for liver damage and advises regular liver function tests to monitor for any problems.

Medical News Today [2] notes that liver damage is a rare side effect of Lipitor, affecting less than 1% of people taking the medication. Symptoms of liver damage can include yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms occur, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.

The Mayo Clinic [3] also lists liver damage as a potential side effect of statins, including Lipitor. However, they note that the risk of liver damage is generally low and that routine liver function tests can help detect any problems early.

In summary, while liver damage is a potential side effect of Lipitor, it is rare and can be monitored with regular liver function tests. Anyone experiencing symptoms of liver damage should seek medical attention immediately.


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