Compare Atorvastatin vs. Omega 3 Acid
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Lipitor (atorvastatin) improves your cholesterol levels and is a common first treatment for people with high cholesterol or heart disease.
Omega-3 Acid is good for lowering triglycerides (fats), but some people can't take it due to allergies.
- Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats), and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
- Lipitor (atorvastatin) can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
- It's one of the strongest cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
- Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a good option for people who have high cholesterol and diabetes.
- It's available as a generic drug and can be used in combination with other cholesterol lowering drugs.
- Lowers triglycerides (fats) when combined with exercise and a low cholesterol diet.
- In studies, Omega-3 Acid has lowered the risk of stroke and heart attack leading to death, especially in people with high cholesterol or high triglycerides.
- Statins such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, or liver damage. Some people need to stop taking this medicine if these problems occur.
- You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are a female, are 65 years or older, or drink more than two alcoholic drinks a day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
- Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can raise your risk of liver damage while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin).
- You can't take it if you're allergic to fish or shellfish.
- You have to take it with food.
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- Common cold8%
- Joint pain7%
- Pain in the arms and legs6%
- Urinary tract infection6%
- Musculoskeletal pain4%
- Muscle Spasms4%
- Taste perversion4%
- Liver damage
Heavy alcohol use
...and 1 more risk factors
- Birth defects
History of hemorrhagic strokes
- Allergic reactions
Allergy to fish or shellfish
- Heart flutter