Lipitor Side Effects
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Your Lipitor Side Effect submission can play a very important role. Reporting your experience could help identify an unknown risk and inform other patients and health care professionals.
Record and Track Your Side Effects
It is very important to keep track of all side effects and discuss them with your doctor. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
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.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Alternative LIPITOR Names:ATORVASTA
Active Ingredient: ATORVASTA
Side Effects reported to FDA: 15169. View Lipitor Adverse Reports
Reported deaths: 1240
Reported hospitalizations: 3245
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.
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.
Lipitor Adverse Reactions
Myalgia ( 2158 Reports)|Pain In Extremity ( 1130 Reports)|Muscle Spasms ( 973 Reports)|Arthralgia ( 937 Reports)|Muscular Weakness ( 903 Reports)|Asthenia ( 896 Reports)|Blood Cholesterol Increased ( 886 Reports)|Fatigue ( 769 Reports)|Pain ( 666 Reports)|Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased ( 613 Reports)|Myocardial Infarction ( 552 Reports)|Gait Disturbance ( 545 Reports)|Amnesia ( 457 Reports)|Rhabdomyolysis ( 445 Reports)|Back Pain ( 439 Reports)|Dizziness ( 434 Reports)|Headache ( 404 Reports)|Cerebrovascular Accident ( 402 Reports)|Malaise ( 399 Reports)|Insomnia ( 382 Reports)|Fall ( 378 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 377 Reports)|Hypertension ( 376 Reports)|Abasia ( 359 Reports)|Nausea ( 344 Reports)|Depression ( 319 Reports)|Alanine Aminotransferase Increased ( 318 Reports)|Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased ( 314 Reports)|Diarrhoea ( 309 Reports)|Chest Pain ( 303 Reports)|