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Common Lipitor Side Effects


The most commonly reported Lipitor side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Myalgia (2386)
Pain In Extremity (1254)
Muscle Spasms (1098)
Arthralgia (1016)
Muscular Weakness (986)
Asthenia (963)
Blood Cholesterol Increased (920)
Fatigue (836)
Pain (748)
Myocardial Infarction (708)
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (644)
Gait Disturbance (592)
Cerebrovascular Accident (513)
Amnesia (504)
Dizziness (484)
Malaise (478)
Death (476)
Back Pain (476)
Rhabdomyolysis (470)
Headache (449)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Lipitor Side Effects Reported to FDA



Lipitor Side Effect Report#9997971
Arthropathy
This is a report of a 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CO, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased,low density lipoprotein increased, who was treated with Lipitor (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day, start time: 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Arthropathy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lipitor treatment in male patients, resulting in Arthropathy side effect.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9997769
Myalgia, Memory Impairment
This report suggests a potential Lipitor Myalgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypercholesterolaemia and used Lipitor (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Lipitor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myalgia, Memory ImpairmentAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lipitor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myalgia, may still occur.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9997656
Off Label Use, Transaminases Increased
This Off Label Use problem was reported by a physician from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hyperlipidaemia. On
Feb 25, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Lipitor (dosage: 10 Mg, Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lovaza (Unk)
When using Lipitor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Off Label Use, Transaminases IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Off Label Use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9995407
Diabetes Mellitus, Toe Amputation, Neuropathy Peripheral, Amnesia
This Diabetes Mellitus side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 40-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: myocardial infarction.The patient was prescribed Lipitor (drug dosage: 30 Once Daily), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lipitor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diabetes Mellitus, Toe Amputation, Neuropathy Peripheral, AmnesiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Lipitor.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9992659
Pain In Extremity, Muscular Weakness
This is a report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lipitor (dosage: 20 Mg, Daily, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pain In Extremity, Muscular Weakness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lipitor treatment in female patients, resulting in Pain In Extremity side effect.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9989384
Myalgia, Abasia
This report suggests a potential Lipitor Myalgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lipitor (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Lipitor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myalgia, AbasiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lipitor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myalgia, may still occur.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9984954
Musculoskeletal Pain
This Musculoskeletal Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from Country Not Specified. A 59-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased. On 2011 this consumer started treatment with Lipitor (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Diovan
  • Allopurinol
  • Humira
  • Trichloracetic Acd
When using Lipitor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Musculoskeletal PainAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Musculoskeletal Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9983172
This Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from VE. A 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Lipitor (drug dosage: 40 Mg, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lipitor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: These side effects may potentially be related to Lipitor.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9973028
Blood Glucose Decreased, Respiratory Disorder
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CO, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lipitor (dosage: 20 Mg, Daily, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Glucose Decreased, Respiratory Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lipitor treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Glucose Decreased side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9973017
Diabetic Complication
This report suggests a potential Lipitor Diabetic Complication side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 81-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from CO was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lipitor (dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day) starting NS. After starting Lipitor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diabetic ComplicationAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lipitor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diabetic Complication, may still occur.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9972953
Cardiac Failure Congestive
This Cardiac Failure Congestive problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lipitor (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lipitor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardiac Failure CongestiveThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Failure Congestive, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9972189
Insomnia, Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Pain, Gait Disturbance, Discomfort, Dysstasia, Hyperhidrosis, Movement Disorder
This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased,glomerulonephritis membranoproliferative.The patient was prescribed Lipitor (drug dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily), which was initiated on
Nov 16, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lipitor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Insomnia, Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Pain, Gait Disturbance, Discomfort, Dysstasia, Hyperhidrosis, Movement DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Lipitor.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9972016
Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Testosterone Decreased
This is a report of a 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lipitor (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Testosterone Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lipitor treatment in male patients, resulting in Blood Glucose Increased side effect.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9971921
Myalgia, Sensory Loss, Pain In Extremity
This report suggests a potential Lipitor Myalgia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Lipitor (dosage: NA) starting
Dec 10, 2013. After starting Lipitor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Myalgia, Sensory Loss, Pain In ExtremityAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lipitor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Myalgia, may still occur.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9964356
Muscle Rupture
This Muscle Rupture problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lipitor (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Viagra (100 Mg, 1 Hr Prior- As Needed)
  • Nexium (40 Mg, Daily)
  • Asa (81 Mg, Unk)
  • Lisinopril (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (25 Mg (1/2 Of 50 Mg) 2x/day)
  • Crestor (20 Mg, At Bedtime)
When using Lipitor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Muscle RuptureAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscle Rupture, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9961517
Sinus Arrhythmia, Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Osteoarthritis, Tendonitis, Gait Disturbance, Malaise, Pain
This Sinus Arrhythmia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: cardiovascular event prophylaxis.The patient was prescribed Lipitor (drug dosage: 20 Mg (1 Tablet), Daily), which was initiated on 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lipitor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Sinus Arrhythmia, Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, Osteoarthritis, Tendonitis, Gait Disturbance, Malaise, PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Lipitor.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9953935
Metastases To Liver
This is a report of a 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from NO, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cardiovascular event prophylaxis, who was treated with Lipitor (dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day, start time:
Mar 04, 2013), combined with:
  • Albyl-e (75 Mg, 1x/day)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Metastases To Liver after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lipitor treatment in male patients, resulting in Metastases To Liver side effect.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9952229
Rib Fracture, Injury, Cervical Cord Compression, Pain In Extremity, Back Pain, Spinal Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This report suggests a potential Lipitor Rib Fracture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol abnormal and used Lipitor (dosage: 1 Tablet (20 Mg), Daily) starting 2012. After starting Lipitor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Rib Fracture, Injury, Cervical Cord Compression, Pain In Extremity, Back Pain, Spinal Pain, Carpal Tunnel SyndromeAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Citalor (One Tablet, Daily)
  • Euthyrox (One Tablet (100 Ug), Daily)
  • Hyzaar ([losartan Potassium 10]/ [hydrochlorothiazide 25], Daily)
  • Addera D3 (10 Gtt, Unk)
  • Bonviva (150 Mg, Unk)
  • Procimax (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Apraz (0.5 Mg, Unk)
Although Lipitor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Rib Fracture, may still occur.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9949401
Dizziness
This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol,hypertension,blood potassium decreased. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lipitor (dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Losartan (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Klor-con (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Amlodipine (2.5 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Aspirin (81 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Warfarin (Unk, (05 Mg On Monday And 2.5 Mg Rest Of The Days))
  • Ultracet (^500 Mg^ Two Times Day)
When using Lipitor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DizzinessAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9943050
Hernia, Weight Decreased, Blood Potassium Increased
This Hernia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 72-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Lipitor (drug dosage: 20 Mg, Daily), which was initiated on
Nov 14, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aldactone (50 Mg, Daily)
  • Carvedilol (2 Df, Daily)
  • Clopidogrel (1 Tablet, Daily)
  • Diovan (1 Df, Daily)
.After starting to take Lipitor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hernia, Weight Decreased, Blood Potassium IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Lipitor. The patient was hospitalized.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9941095
Myocardial Infarction
This is a report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from PE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lipitor (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Myocardial Infarction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lipitor treatment in female patients, resulting in Myocardial Infarction side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9940894
Depressed Level Of Consciousness
This report suggests a potential Lipitor Depressed Level Of Consciousness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lipitor (dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day) starting 201309. After starting Lipitor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Prednisolone (4 Mg, Daily)
  • Myslee (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Takepron (Unk)
  • Frusemide (Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Artist (Unk)
  • Salobel (Unk)
  • Diart (Unk)
Although Lipitor demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depressed Level Of Consciousness, may still occur.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9940790
Muscular Weakness
This Muscular Weakness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lipitor (dosage: Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lipitor, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Muscular WeaknessAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Muscular Weakness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9940578
Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, Alopecia
This Myalgia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 68-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased.The patient was prescribed Lipitor (drug dosage: 20 Mg, Once A Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lipitor the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Myalgia, Muscular Weakness, AlopeciaThese side effects may potentially be related to Lipitor.
Lipitor Side Effect Report#9938760
Muscle Spasms
This is a report of a 48-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lipitor (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Ramipril (Unk)
  • Carvedilol (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Muscle Spasms after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lipitor treatment in male patients, resulting in Muscle Spasms side effect.

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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 found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.


What are common Lipitor Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Myalgia 1198
Pain In Extremity 708
Muscle Spasms 639
Arthralgia 544
Blood Cholesterol Increased 542
Muscular Weakness 515
Asthenia 490
Fatigue 440
Pain 439
Gait Disturbance 319

What are common Lipitor Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Myalgia 1142
Pain In Extremity 531
Asthenia 460
Arthralgia 458
Muscular Weakness 453
Muscle Spasms 446
Myocardial Infarction 444
Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased 392
Fatigue 382
Blood Cholesterol Increased 363

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    Lipitor Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0071-0155
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameLipitor
    NameATORVASTATIN CALCIUM
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since19961217
    LabelerParke-Davis Div of Pfizer Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM TRIHYDRATE
    Strength(s)10
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassHMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor [EPC],Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors [MoA]

    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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