Dangers of Lipitor
Many people may wonder if there are any dangers of Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium). The fact is, most people tolerate this medication well. When side effects do occur, in most cases, they are mild and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily.
Some of the most common Lipitor side effects that were reported in clinical studies include stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, and unexplained rash.
Other rare but possible side effects of Lipitor (occurring in less than 2 percent of people using the medication) include high blood pressure, lack of appetite, bloody nose, and memory loss. Since these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they were caused by the medication itself or other factors.
Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, and weakness are potential dangers of this medication. If these symptoms occur (especially if they are accompanied by a fever or feeling of illness), you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
(Click Lipitor Side Effects for more information about the potential Lipitor dangers and to find out what other side effects, both common and rare, have been reported with this medication.)