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Have you experienced lipitor fatigue before?



Lipitor is a brand name for the drug atorvastatin, which is a type of medication called a statin that is used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood [1]. While Lipitor is generally well-tolerated by most people, some patients may experience side effects, including fatigue [2]. Fatigue is a common side effect of statins, and it is estimated that up to 10% of people who take statins may experience fatigue as a side effect [3].

According to the Mayo Clinic, fatigue is one of the most commonly reported side effects of statins, including Lipitor [2]. The exact cause of statin-induced fatigue is not fully understood, but it may be related to the way that statins affect the production of energy in the body's cells [2]. Fatigue associated with statins typically resolves on its own within a few weeks of starting the medication, but in some cases, it may persist for longer periods of time [2].

If you are experiencing fatigue or any other side effects while taking Lipitor, it is important to talk to your doctor. Your doctor may be able to adjust your dosage or switch you to a different medication to help alleviate your symptoms [2]. It is also important to continue taking your medication as prescribed, as stopping or changing your medication without medical supervision can be dangerous.

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.goodrx.com/classes/statins/statin-side-effects



Follow-up:   How long did your Lipitor fatigue last? Did your doctor recommend any alternatives to Lipitor? Have you noticed any other side effects from Lipitor?





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