Alternative names : Lipitor, Atorvastatin
Packaging : 14 tabs 10 mg
Lipitor is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina (Chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks.
Side effects :
Common Lipitor side effects included: * Headache -- in up to 16.7 percent of people * Muscle pain -- up to 5.6 percent * Diarrhea -- up to 5.3 percent * Joint pain -- up to 5.1 percent * Unexplained rash -- up to 3.9 percent * Stomach pain -- up to 3.8 percent. Other common side effects that were observed in more than 2 percent of people included: * Infections * General feeling of weakness (asthenia) * The flu * Back pain * Allergic reaction * Constipation * Passing gas * Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia) * Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) * Sore throat (pharyngitis).
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