Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Lipitor Reviews

(atorvastatin)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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5.16Atorvastatin

Reviews of atorvastatin

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Summary of Lipitor (atorvastatin) reviews by people (All ages)13 people left tips
63%
think this method is worth it
51%
think this method works well
13%
think this method is a hassle
  • Build up over months caused leg cramps; tired legs and shortness of breath when going up stairs.
    79
    Man
    A few months
  • Stay away from Statin by all means.
    74
    Man
  • Works very fast and lowers bad cholesterol fast. Only downside would be increased arthritic pain in muscles and joints around previous injury. When off of it arthritic pain goes away. But great to lower cholesterol.
    38
    Man
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    74
    Man
    Two years or more
  • It works. I've taken it for a few months and experienced leg aches. I went off for a couple months and all my numbers jumped back up. I've since went back on at just 20mg and they've dropped back to normal levels except for HDL.
    40
    Man
    High cholesterol
  • I would never take this medication without taking a minimum of 200 mg Co Q-10 along with it. I wonder if this would solve some of your muscle pains. I really don't notice any cramping or leg pains or numbness with the 40 mg. I am taking, however my 370 Total Cholesterol has only been lowered to 239. I refuse to go up to 80 mg or add a 2nd drug, Zetia as my Doctor recommended. I will try more exercise and lose weight.
    64
    Woman
    High cholesterol
  • If you experience side effects, talk to your doctor. Sometimes a lower dose will work just as well, and the side effects seem to go away.
    63
    Woman
    High cholesterol
  • Be careful, I had no muscle pain of side effects for months, then suddenly my shoulder muscles felt like I had torn my rotator cuff. I could not sleep on my side because of SEVERE excruciating pain. I stopped the medication and after 5 or 6 months I could sleep on my left side somewhat. Now after 9 months I am beginning to be able to sleep on my right side somewhat and very well on my left side.
    67
    Woman
    High cholesterol
  • It had too many side effects
    64
    Woman
    High cholesterol