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Report Lipitor Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Lipitor, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Lipitor side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Lipitor.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Lipitor side effects are:
Muscle Pain (25 reports)
Memory Loss (18 reports)
Cramps (9 reports)
Severe Short Term Memory Loss (9 reports)
Chest Pain (6 reports)
Burning Sensation (5 reports)
Pain In Joints (4 reports)
Vertigo (4 reports)
Arm Pain Above Elbo (4 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


To view a complete list of submitted side effects, please follow the link Lipitor side effects . You can also compare Lipitor side effects or view FDA reports.

Lipitor Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Lipitor reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Lipitor on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Muscular Weakness
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from US , 72 years of age, was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: muscular weakness. Lipitor dosage: Unk.

Arrhythmia, Cardiac Disorder
Patient was taking Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: arrhythmia, cardiac disorder on Feb 28, 2014 from CO Additional patient health information: Female , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Lipitor dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day. Patient was hospitalized.

Gastrointestinal Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Feb 28, 2014 by a Male taking Lipitor (Dosage: Unk) . Location: GB , 72 years of age, After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: gastrointestinal disorder.

Prostate Cancer
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from BR , 67 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: prostate cancer. Lipitor dosage: Unk.


Tendonitis, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Off Label Use
on Feb 28, 2014 Male from BR , 61 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: tendonitis, activities of daily living impaired, off label use. Lipitor dosage: 20 Mg, 1 Tablet A Day (in The Morning).

Gastroenteritis, Weight Decreased
Patient was taking Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: gastroenteritis, weight decreased on Feb 27, 2014 from BR Additional patient health information: Female , 67 years of age, weighting 123.5 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lipitor dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Diabetes Mellitus, Dysphagia, Back Disorder, Spinal Deformity, Osteoporosis, Arthritis
Adverse event was reported on Feb 27, 2014 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: Unk) . Location: US , 86 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: diabetes mellitus, dysphagia, back disorder, spinal deformity, osteoporosis, arthritis.

Myalgia
on Feb 26, 2014 Male from US , 57 years of age, weighting 195.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: myalgia. Lipitor dosage: 10 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Pravachol (Unk)
  • Zocor (Unk)
  • Hydrocodone (325 Mg, As Needed)


Pancreatitis, Scleroderma, Hypertension
on Feb 25, 2014 Female from BR , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: pancreatitis, scleroderma, hypertension. Lipitor dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day.

Dementia Alzheimer^s Type
Patient was taking Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: dementia alzheimer^s type on Feb 24, 2014 from BR Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, weighting 110.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lipitor dosage: Unk, 1x/day.

Neoplasm Malignant
Adverse event was reported on Feb 24, 2014 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: 10 Mg, Unk) . Location: CA , 81 years of age, Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: neoplasm malignant.

Irritability, Depression, Aggression
on Feb 24, 2014 Male from GB , 63 years of age, weighting 154.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: irritability, depression, aggression. Lipitor dosage: 80 Mg, Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Lymphoma
on Feb 21, 2014 Male from BR , 90 years of age, weighting 132.3 lb, was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: lymphoma. Lipitor dosage: 10 Mg Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Lyrica (75 Mg Every 12 Hours)
  • Secotex (One Tablet Daily)
  • Concor (One Tablet On Alternate Days)


Wheelchair User, Arthralgia, Myalgia, Pain, Headache, Memory Impairment
Patient was taking Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: wheelchair user, arthralgia, myalgia, pain, headache, memory impairment on Feb 21, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 65 years of age, . Lipitor dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Polymyositis
Adverse event was reported on Feb 19, 2014 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: 1 Pill, Once Daily, Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 61 years of age, weighting 136.0 lb, After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: blood creatine phosphokinase increased, polymyositis.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Confusional State, Depression, Gait Disturbance, Loss Of Employment
on Feb 19, 2014 Male from US , 40 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor (atorvastatin). Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: confusional state, depression, gait disturbance, loss of employment. Lipitor (atorvastatin) dosage: Taken By Mouth.

Pain In Extremity, Arthralgia, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Low Density Lipoprotein Increased
on Mar 06, 2014 Male from US , 64 years of age, weighting 205.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: pain in extremity, arthralgia, blood alkaline phosphatase increased, aspartate aminotransferase increased, alanine aminotransferase increased, blood cholesterol increased, low density lipoprotein increased. Lipitor dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Arthralgia, Myalgia, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Quality Of Life Decreased
Patient was taking Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: arthralgia, myalgia, glucose tolerance impaired, quality of life decreased on Feb 19, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 49 years of age, weighting 225.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Lipitor dosage: 10mg/day.

Vertigo, Headache
Adverse event was reported on Feb 18, 2014 by a Male taking Lipitor (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 36 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: vertigo, headache. Patient was hospitalized.

Hypersensitivity
on Feb 20, 2014 Female from US , 87 years of age, was treated with Lipitor. Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: hypersensitivity. Lipitor dosage: Unk.

Cerebrovascular Accident
on Feb 19, 2014 Female from BR , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: cerebrovascular accident. Lipitor dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Interstitial Lung Disease
Patient was taking Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: interstitial lung disease on Feb 19, 2014 from JP Additional patient health information: Male , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Lipitor dosage: 5 Mg, Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Aspenon (Unk)
  • Salobel (Unk)
  • Pariet (Unk)
  • Lendormin (Unk)
  • Bactramin (Unk)
  • Sulfamethoxazole (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Arrest, Swelling
Adverse event was reported on Feb 19, 2014 by a Female taking Lipitor (Dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: BR , 65 years of age, weighting 127.9 lb, Patient felt the following Lipitor side effects: cardiac arrest, swelling.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Benicar (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Sertraline (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Synthroid (100 Mg, 1x/day)


Liver Function Test Abnormal
on Mar 24, 2014 Female from US , 78 years of age, was treated with Lipitor. After Lipitor was administered, patient encountered several Lipitor side effects: liver function test abnormal. Lipitor dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Hyperkalaemia
on Feb 18, 2014 Female from JP , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lipitor. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lipitor side effects: hyperkalaemia. Lipitor dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:

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Most drugs have a large list of nonsevere or mild adverse effects which do not rule out continued usage. These effects depend on individual sensitivity, and can include nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, malaise, vomiting, headache, dermatitis, dry mouth, etc. Check commonly reported side effects . These can be considered a form of pseudo-allergic reaction, as not all users experience these effects; many users experience none at all.

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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative LIPITOR Names:ATORVASTA

Active Ingredient: ATORVASTA

Lipitor Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

Side Effects reported to FDA: 17769

Lipitor safety alerts: 2010 2005 2003

Reported deaths: 1982

Reported hospitalizations: 4032

Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 mg: Recall Specific Bottles

UPDATED 12/23/2010: Pfizer announced a recall of one lot — 19,000 bottles — of Lipitor 40 mg tablets (atorvastatin calcium) distributed in the U.S. There were three earlier recalls of Lipitor, implemented in August, October and November of 2010, in response to complaints of uncharacteristic odor. The odor is consistent with the presence of 2, 4, 6 tribromoanisole (TBA), found at a very low level during the investigation leading to the first product recall. Research indicates that a major source of TBA appears to be 2, 4, 6-tribromonophenol (TBP), a chemical used as a wood preservative.

 

[Posted 10/10/2010]

AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Patient, Pharmacy

ISSUE: Pfizer recalled specific bottles of Lipitor (40 mg only) due to a small number of reports of an uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which Lipitor is packaged.

BACKGROUND: A medical assessment has determined that the odor is not likely to cause adverse health consequences in patients taking Lipitor.

RECOMMENDATION: If you take Lipitor 40 mg and experience an uncharacteristic odor associated with your medication, please return the tablets to your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, call your doctor or pharmacist or call 1-888-LIPITOR (1-888-547-4867) if you need any further information.

[12/22/2010 - Press Release - Pfizer]
[10/09/2010 – Firm Public Notice – FDA]

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