LIPITOR Reviews

Average Rating: 1.9 (1251 Ratings)

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 1  moderately high cholesterol Severe abdominal pain,severe back pain, tightening of chest. I thought I was having a heart attack. Swollen lymph nodes. Constipation, for icing on the cake, (or lack thereof!) Absolute poison. Thanks for the warning doc. How do you spell "class action lawsuit?" M 60 2 months
10 mg
7/1/2015
 1  to lower cholesterol Extreme (off the chart) Joint Pain. By itself I didn't notice the pain that much, but recently I took Tums(an antacid) within an hour of taking the Lipitor. Within an hour, every joint on my body was in excruciating pain. I couldn't walk. I couldn't even roll over without pain. I almost called 911 because I had no idea what was happening As others have said, first the doctor blew it off and said that Tums with Lipitor wouldn't cause any problems. Then he researched a bit and learned that it causes "moderate" joint pain. MODERATE???? I beg to differ. The pain was more than what I experienced in child birth. No more statins for me. I'm done with it. F 53 10 months
10mh 1X D
6/19/2015
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 1  prescribed by MD for 138 LDL Feet hurt and unbelievable brain headaches, fuzziness, short term memory loss. It's been two weeks and some of the head memory and slow thought is starting to dissipate. I consider this a very severe reaction for a 138 LDL, and hereditary diabetic. F 57 7 days
20 1X D
6/15/2015
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 1  High Cholesterol Sweating, hot flashes which had decreased are a problem again, general fatigue, insomnia, scattered memory problems. I did not fully follow the brochure which says not to drink alcohol with Lipitor. Three weeks after starting it I had a few drinks at my sons wedding, bad call as my usual tolerance disappeared. It seems my "saturation point" was extremely low, not only ended up extremely intoxicated but vomiting and unsteady with no memory of events. Would be interested to hear if anyone else has ever had this problem. F 54 2 months
10MG 1X D
6/12/2015
 1  high cholestorel muscle or nerve pain. loss of balance when walking. constant fatigue. foggy brain Complained to MD about symptoms. ASked to be taken off. He said no. I stopped taking on my own. but symptoms persist after 2 months. F 80 10 years
40 mg 1X D
5/27/2015
 1  Cholesterol Sore joints F 32 2 months
50 MG
5/25/2015
 1  causes upper abdominal swelling After taking the this med, my upper stomach begins to swell. F 59 2 months
25 1X D
5/19/2015
 3  cholesterol 361 I started having muscle cramps, leg pain. Filling weak and run down. My potassium is low my vitiman b-12 is low. My muscle mass is low. Dr said to stop taking lipitor for two weeks and have my muscle mass checked and if the level comes up then I have to stop lipitor and try something else. F 55 1 months
40mg
5/12/2015
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 1  300 cholestorol Everythng...it has change my life. Im off balance severely depresead..pappatation..ear infection...cant work now ..i wasnt like dis till I got on lipitor. I take lisinipril 20..and fish oil...i need help. Please do not take it.. It will destroy u..i went from working and djing to cant work..doc say same shit..over and over..blood test after bloodtest . Im ready to give up...frfr M 42 4 weeks
40
4/27/2015
 1  Hi Chol- No other risk factors Severe Abdominal pain, headache, indigestion, belching and discomfort, backache, chest pain, occasional diarrhea and vomiting, difficulty swallowing. My husband and I were both put on low dose of lipitor by our GP (our chol was very high but we have no other risk factors) By day 10 we both came down with stomach pain (upper abdominal), headaches, and overall ill feeling. We thought it may be food poisoning. My husbands pain was so severe we canceled a pre paid vacation to New Orleans and went in to see the doctor- he dismissed his symptoms (no fever, etc.) and ordered an ultra sound. We left the office and almost drove immediately to the ER, as my husband was in so much despair. We decided to give it one more day, so he is taking heavy doses of pain meds. I ran across this website and now know our symptoms are from the lipitor!! We are stopping today, still can't decide if I need to take him to the ER or not? He is miserable!! I hope the side effects are quick to subside. Thanks to everyone who has shed light on this! F 49 14 days
10mg 1X D
4/23/2015
 1  high cholesteral Heart palpitations...weird heart flutters at night after taking pill.worst side effect taking 10 mg for 11 months caused diastolic dysfunction stage 1. I had an echo test done on 2012 prior to lipitor normal heart function....after 11 months on it at 10 mg I had another echo test done showed dis to lie dysfunction stage 1. I questioned the doctor who said age has to do with it... I was 53 at the time! I quit cold turkey and read dr sinatra book and Dr Peter Langshoen about CO Q10 and reversing this dysfunction.I started on Coq 10 and magnesium and d riboos and l argentine suppelments.. it worked just had another echo test done and it showed no diastolic dysfunction at all! F 55 1 years
10 mg
4/23/2015
 1  PAD Woke up after just one 10mg dosage and was near vomiting disoriented and had cramps in my arms , My Internist took right off as I don't have heart disease .no more statins. M 73 1 days
10 mg 1X D
4/14/2015
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 5  high cholesterol Sweets F 57 1 months
80
4/13/2015
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 1  heart attack My cardiologist put me on Lipitor after my heart attack, 40mg a day.I developed shoulder and chest pains on my left side, horrible acid reflux, and gas pains. They did a stress test on me and found that my heart was not the problem.I stopped taking the Lipitor for a few days and the pain and stomach problems eased up. I tried Crestor too the pain was worse. Because of my heart attack they want me on the stronger statin. I now take it twice a week without my doctors permission. I figure some of it is better than none of it. They even tried lowering the dose to 20mg a day. That did not help either. I wish I could take it like I am supposed to because it makes deadly plaque adhere to the artery wall. F 45 2 months
40mg
4/13/2015
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 3  reduce blood cleslestral It effects my short term memory And now my Dr. says I'm prediebetic. It does it's job but the side effects out weights the good. M 57 1 years
4/3/2015
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 1  high cholesterol Right now I have severe anemia, feel very confused, pains in feet, legs and back, nausea, cold and pale skin, bad acid reflux, headaches, and by 6 pm every day I can't keep my eyes open. I have also caught 3 colds in the past four months, which is not a usual occurrence for me. I stopped the drug 3 days ago against my doctor's advice. I don't know how long it will take me to feel better, but I do know this. When I was on Crestor for 2 months last year, I ended up with an emergency colonoscopy and my specialist told me to get off that too. Honestly, once I was off the Crestor for a few weeks I felt a heck of a lot better. I know now that statins act like poison in my body. I think Lipitor, Crestor and other statin drugs do more harm than good. When I am not on them I feel like a healthy and productive human being. I don't care what the doctor says. She's crazy to put me on this stuff. F 58 4 months
30 mg 1X D
3/30/2015
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 1  High cholesterol I would wake up in the morning with puffy eyes. They felt like if I was holding an ounce of water in each eye. Heavy feeling Tried Prevacid, and had the same problems F 56 1 weeks
10 mg
3/30/2015
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 1  High Cholesterol Body jerking all night,swelled tongue, throat closing up and flushing of face. I get attacks about 30 min after taking this. Feels like I am going to pass out with flushing swelling of tongue and throat closing. Now and then diarrhea. Stopping it now to see if symptoms go away. M 64 1 years
20mg
3/21/2015
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 4  Hyperlipidemia Everything listed on leaflet and then some more. Just wanted to mention that the fuzzy brain stopped when I stopped taking Fluoxetine (Prozac) together with this statin. And found quite by accident that Thiazide morning and night neutralized some of the side effects, and greatly eased the muscle pain and excrutiating lower leg pain, numbness and burning. Thiazide was added to lower blood pressure and turned out to be salvation. Have to use statin because of light stroke and family history of high cholesterol and heart attacks at early age. Incredibly sensitive to medication side effects, cannot tolerate higher dose, but totally worth it if it means I won't become an invalid and burden to my children. F 48 11 years
20 1X D
3/17/2015
 1  family history of heart disease I was healthy and walked 4 miles a day. My brother had sudden triple heart surgery, so my Doctor said with close relative and my very slight elevated cholesterol she believed I should start Lipitor.The first week I developed constipation, and then hemorrhoids. Then started having lower back pains. Dizzy spells, couldn't catch my breath.Then one day on my walk my chest started hurting very bad, I would stop and take deep breaths. I finally made it home, but continued with chest pains. Went to E.R., they found no heart attack but recommended I see a cardiologist. In the mean time I tried walking and could not due to chest pains, and cannot sit due to lower back pains, my quality of life deteriorated in a few short weeks. 4 days ago I realized my troubles started when I started Lipitor. Stopped it cold turkey. Was able to take a 30 minute walk today, feeling much better. I was being poisoned to death. I just hope I stopped soon enough. F 54 7 weeks
20mg
3/15/2015
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