Lipitor (Atorvastatin)

Lipitor is widely known with the name of Atorvastatin.T his is a HMG Co A reductase which helps in overcoming cholesterol problem. This drug reduces the cholesterol levels in the body and reduces LDL production by which heart strokes can be avoided. The patients who are suffering with Liver disease are advised to take extra precautions from your physician before you start this medicine. Lipitor helps in preventing bad cholesterol and helps in obtaining good cholesterol from the food what we eat. Lipitor is X FDA pregnancy medicine, which states that it is not prescribed for those women’s who are pregnant or willing to be soon as it may affect mother and Fetus. Over dose of this drug may have some effects such as triggered muscle fewer and liver problem.

Side Effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Atorvastatin:Constipation; gas; headache; stomach pain or upset; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Atorvastatin: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bone, joint, or tendon pain; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; dark urine; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; flu-like symptoms; joint pain; muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness (with or without fever or fatigue); painful or frequent urination; pale stools; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; severe stomach pain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; yellowing of the eyes or skin.