Why LIPITOR* (Atorvastatin calcium ) is Prescribed for Patients

Patient opinion of LIPITOR: not satisfied (average rating score: 2.08)

(based on 1097 reviews )

Top 10 Reasons for taking LIPITOR
(reported on Ask a Patient)

  Reason # of Ask a Patient Reviews
1Blood cholesterol increased*402
2Blood cholesterol*67
3Hyperlipidaemia*12
4Hypercholesterolaemia*6
5Myocardial infarction5
6Type iia hyperlipidaemia3
7Coronary artery disease*2
8Lipids abnormal2
9Angina pectoris1
10Myalgia1

*Also included as reason for taking drug in FDA Adverse Events summary.

Top 20 Side Effects of LIPITOR
(reported on Ask a Patient)

  Side Effect # of Ask a Patient Reviews
1Pain*249
2Myalgia*191
3Arthralgia172
4Somnolence145
5Muscle spasms144
6Muscular weakness141
7Fatigue*119
8Amnesia115
9Depression109
10Pain in extremity*101
11Insomnia95
12Back pain95
13Headache78
14Paraesthesia74
15Disturbance in attention59
16Musculoskeletal discomfort57
17Hypoaesthesia51
18Flatulence51
19Dizziness*51
20Anxiety48

*Important! This side effect is also associated with Adverse Event Reports (serious reaction); Also see charts in FDA Adverse Events summary.

Please click here for Safety Information and FDA Adverse Events summary for LIPITOR

Level of Satisfaction with LIPITOR

Total Reviews: 1097 (Average Rating: 2.08)

Loading Chart

Male Patients
Male
Female Patients
Female
Unknown Patients
Unknown

Ask a Patient Number of Reviews by Age

Total Reviews: 1097*

Loading Chart

Note: * Reports include 47 reviews of unknown age.

Click to go back to search results and LIPITOR Reviews used as a basis for this report.

* Reviews for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Atorvastatin calcium (Caduet 10/20, Atorvastatin, Caduet 5/10, Atorvastatin calcium, Atorvastatina, Caduet 10/80, Lipitor)

Analytics of AskaPatient Reviews Provided by Druginformer.com
Visit   DrugInformer.com for more on LIPITOR's side effects.