Lipitor is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body.

Lipitor reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood. Lowering your cholesterol can help prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries, conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease.

Lipitor is used to treat high cholesterol. Lipitor is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with coronary heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

Source: http://www.drugs.com/lipitor.html

Lipitor Discussions

  1. link Nancymc
    achy joints and cracked skin
    I've been on 10mg lipidor for 3 months, have experienced achy joints and lower back pain. When I get out of bed I find it hard to walk for 5 minutes a - 82% more...
    Nancymc- over a year ago - in Lipitor
  2. link Pjm1234
    Lipitor pain
    Can eight lipitor pills 10 mg, cause so much pain.my husband has thigh pain that cripples him . He stopped the med ten days ago and has no relief unle - 54% more...
    Pjm1234- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Lipitor
  3. link Lin20
    Permanent damage from Lipitor
    Great to hear of recovery from Lipitor. Unfortunately I have just been informed today that my problems from Lipitor 80mg are permanent. I have severe - 81% more...
    Lin20- over a year ago - 12 Replies - in Lipitor
  4. link Lin20
    Will time heal Lipitor damage?
    Hi all, last time I posted here I was 1yr 3mnths off 80mg Lipitor which I was on for 6.5weeks in Sept '09. Since then the same problems are with me bu - 89% more...
    Lin20- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Lipitor
  5. link Arthyde
    Feet hurt when I began taking Lipitor
    About a two months ago my physicians starting me on Lipitor for high cholesterol. Shortly after I began taking it my feet began to hurt, especially wh - 30% more...
    Arthyde- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  6. link Doris Robinson
    Lipitor for cholestrol
    I took this medicine and the side affects left me with muscle problems. I was taken off and i now have fibramyalsia symtoms. My legs pained and i had - 59% more...
    Doris Robinson- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Lipitor
  7. link Fairley
    raised cholestorol with lipitor
    was put onto Fenofibrate for raised cholosterol many years ago and levels remained around 5.2,to 5.8 for years.Then under "goverment guidelines&q - 70% more...
    Fairley- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  8. link Dohbet
    Pain at back of my neck
    I've been taking lipitor and has been on and off. Everytime I take it, my muscle started to get weak. The latest effect of lipitor started when I turn - 78% more...
    Dohbet- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lipitor
  9. link Srini0101
    I am loosing my vision because of Lipitor
    I am a 45 year old male of South Asian descent residing in Canada. I was diagnosed with high cholestrol 4 years back and was put on 20mg of Lipitor. W - 90% more...
    Srini0101- over a year ago - 7 Replies - in Lipitor
  10. link Lizardr
    How long does it take to get Lipitor out of your system?
    Been taking 10mg lipitor for 3 mos. have experienced several side effects recently, so I'm taking myself off of it. It has been 2 days and the severe - 65% more...
    Lizardr- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Lipitor
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