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Can lipitor be used for chronic soreness?



Lipitor is a medication that is primarily used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood [1]. While it is not indicated for the treatment of chronic soreness, it may be prescribed to manage muscle pain caused by statins, including Lipitor [2]. Muscle pain is a common side effect of statin use, and it can range from mild discomfort to severe pain that interferes with daily activities [3]. However, it is important to note that not everyone who takes statins will experience muscle pain, and for those who do, the pain usually goes away once the medication is discontinued [2]. If you are experiencing chronic soreness, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment options.

Sources:
[1] https://www.drugpatentwatch.com/p/tradename/LIPITOR
[2] https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/managing-statin-muscle-pain
[3] https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/atorvastatin-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20067003



Follow-up:   What dosage of Lipitor is recommended? Are there any side effects of using Lipitor? How long should Lipitor be taken for chronic soreness?





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