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

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Torvast side effects are:
LORVAST (8 reports)
Achilles Tendon Swelling (4 reports)
Acute Pain (3 reports)
Achilles Tendon Swelling And Acute Pain (2 reports)
Achilles Tendon Swelling Acute Pain (1 reports)
Muscle (1 reports)
Pourquoi (1 reports)
Tovast (1 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 Torvast side effects . You can also compare Torvast side effects or view FDA reports.

Torvast Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Torvast 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 Torvast 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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Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased
on Nov 12, 2012 Female from IT , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: blood creatine phosphokinase increased, blood lactate dehydrogenase increased. Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Clopidogrel (Unk)
  • Furosemide (Unk)
  • Pantoprazole Sodium (Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide/olmesartan Medoxomil (Unk)
  • Allopurinol (Unk)


Malaise, Discomfort, Arthralgia, Hiccups, Dyspepsia, Frequent Bowel Movements, Chest Discomfort
Patient was taking Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: malaise, discomfort, arthralgia, hiccups, dyspepsia, frequent bowel movements, chest discomfort on Aug 29, 2012 from GB Additional patient health information: Male , 73 years of age, . Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, Unk. Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Myoglobin Blood Increased, Decreased Appetite, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Weight Decreased, Hepatic Lesion
Adverse event was reported on Aug 31, 2012 by a Male taking Torvast (Dosage: 10 Mg, Daily) . Location: IT , 36 years of age, After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: blood creatine phosphokinase increased, myoglobin blood increased, decreased appetite, dyspepsia, constipation, weight decreased, hepatic lesion.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Clozapine (375 Mg, Daily)
  • Talofen (45 Gtt, Daily)
  • Pantorc (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Diazepam (60 Gtt, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Cardiac Failure Congestive
on Apr 12, 2011 Male from ITALY , weighting 138.9 lb, was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: cardiac failure congestive. Torvast dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.


Cardiac Disorder, Hyperhidrosis
on Dec 22, 2010 Male from ITALY , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: cardiac disorder, hyperhidrosis. Torvast dosage: Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Blood Pressure Increased
Patient was taking Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: blood pressure increased on Dec 15, 2010 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Male , 78 years of age, . Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased, Hypertransaminasaemia, Jaundice
Adverse event was reported on Dec 20, 2010 by a Male taking Torvast (Dosage: 40 Mg, Daily) . Location: ITALY , 72 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: blood alkaline phosphatase increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased, hypertransaminasaemia, jaundice.
Associated medications used:
  • Plavix (75 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Plaunac
  • Cardioaspirin
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Pressure Increased
on Nov 17, 2010 Male from ITALY , 78 years of age, was treated with Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: blood pressure increased. Torvast dosage: N/A.

Oedema Peripheral, Rash, Rash Erythematous, Urticaria
on Dec 07, 2010 Male from ITALY , 56 years of age, was treated with Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: oedema peripheral, rash, rash erythematous, urticaria. Torvast dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Antra (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Isoptin (240 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Gamma-glutamyltransferase Increased, Hypertransaminasaemia, Jaundice
Patient was taking Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: blood alkaline phosphatase increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase increased, hypertransaminasaemia, jaundice on Nov 30, 2010 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Male , 72 years of age, . Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Plavix (75 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Plaunac
  • Aspirin
Patient was hospitalized.

Rash
Adverse event was reported on Nov 12, 2010 by a Male taking Torvast (Dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day) . Location: ITALY , 56 years of age, Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: rash.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Antra (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Isoptin (240 Mg, Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Liver Disorder
on Nov 12, 2010 Female from ITALY , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: liver disorder. Torvast dosage: 80 Mg, 1x/day.

Acute Respiratory Failure, Rhabdomyolysis, Shock
on Nov 08, 2010 Male from ITALY , 51 years of age, was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: acute respiratory failure, rhabdomyolysis, shock. Torvast dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Eskim (1000 Mg, Unk)
  • Aspirin


Acute Respiratory Failure, Rhabdomyolysis, Shock
Patient was taking Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: acute respiratory failure, rhabdomyolysis, shock on Oct 21, 2010 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Male , 51 years of age, . Torvast dosage: 20 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:

Lip Oedema
Adverse event was reported on Oct 15, 2010 by a Male taking Torvast (Dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: ITALY , 53 years of age, After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: lip oedema.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Enapren (Unk)
  • Nexium (Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Lip Oedema
on Oct 08, 2010 Male from ITALY , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: lip oedema. Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Enapren (Unk)
  • Nexium (Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Dizziness, Headache
on Sep 13, 2010 Female from ITALY , 71 years of age, was treated with Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: dizziness, headache. Torvast dosage: 10 Mg, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Throat Irritation
Patient was taking Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: rash, throat irritation on Sep 07, 2010 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Female , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Torvast dosage: 20 Mg Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Plavix (75 Mg Daily)
  • Furosemide
  • Aspirin (100 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized.

Rash, Throat Irritation
Adverse event was reported on Aug 20, 2010 by a Female taking Torvast (Dosage: 20 Mg Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: ITALY , 66 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: rash, throat irritation.
Associated medications used:
  • Plavix (75 Mg Daily)
  • Furosemide
  • Aspirin (100 Mg)
Patient was hospitalized.

Pancreatitis Acute, Weight Decreased
on Aug 06, 2010 Female from ITALY , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: pancreatitis acute, weight decreased. Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain, Pancreatitis Acute, Weight Decreased
on Aug 05, 2010 Female from ITALY , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: abdominal pain, pancreatitis acute, weight decreased. Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, 1x/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis Cholestatic, Rhabdomyolysis
Patient was taking Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: hepatitis cholestatic, rhabdomyolysis on Jul 16, 2010 from ITALY Additional patient health information: Female , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Torvast dosage: 80 Mg, 1x/day.
Associated medications used:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (Unk)
  • Clopidogrel (Unk)
  • Ramipril (Unk)
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate (Unk)
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate (Unk)
  • Alprazolam (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Asthenia, Myalgia
Adverse event was reported on Jun 09, 2010 by a Female taking Torvast (Dosage: 80 Mg, X/day) was diagnosed with and. Location: ITALY , 70 years of age, Patient felt the following Torvast side effects: asthenia, myalgia. Patient was hospitalized.

Dermatitis
on May 07, 2010 Female from ITALY , 55 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. After Torvast was administered, patient encountered several Torvast side effects: dermatitis. Torvast dosage: 40 Mg, X/day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Tachycardia
on Apr 09, 2010 Male from ITALY , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Torvast. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Torvast side effects: abdominal pain upper, tachycardia. Torvast dosage: 20 Mg, Unk.

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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 TORVAST Names:LIPITOR

Active Ingredient: ATORVASTA

More About Torvast

Side Effects reported to FDA: 80

Torvast safety alerts: 2012 2010 2003

Reported deaths: 4

Reported hospitalizations: 47

Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets by Ranbaxy Inc.: Recall - Presence of Foreign Substance

[Posted 11/28/2012]

AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Patient, Health Professional

ISSUE: On November 9, 2012, Ranbaxy Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of 41 affected lots of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets (10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg) which is a solid oral dosage form, to the retail level. The Company is taking this voluntary action as a precautionary measure due to the fact that we cannot exclude the possibility that the affected lots may contain very small glass particles resembling a fine grain of sand (less than 1 mm in size). Because of the size of the particles which may be present in the affected lots it is unlikely to cause a significant safety concern. However, the possibility of adverse experiences arising primarily due to physical irritation cannot be ruled out.

BACKGROUND: The product is used to lower blood cholesterol and is packaged in plastic bottles, as 90 and 500 tablets per bottle. The affected lots of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets and their respective NDC code, expiration date information can be found in the Firm Press Release. The recall does not affect or relate to the 80 mg dosage strength of Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets.

RECOMMENDATION:  Consumers should immediately contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.
     

[11/29/2012 - Questions and Answers - FDA]

[11/29/2012 - FDA Statement - FDA]

[11/28/2012 - Firm Press Release - Ranbaxy Inc.]

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