Lipitor Medication Information

Lipitor® (atorvastatin calcium) is a prescription medication approved to treat several conditions. These uses include the:
As a statin medication, Lipitor works by blocking a particular enzyme, which controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This causes the liver to make less cholesterol. Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible and may include headaches, diarrhea, and muscle pain. Before starting treatment with Lipitor, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have, as well as any other medications you are currently taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
Lipitor comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once a day. There are several strengths of Lipitor available, including:
For more Lipitor medication information, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
(Click Lipitor for a more in-depth look at Lipitor medication information, including details on how Lipitor works, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and what to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication.)
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