Lipitor is a type of statin that is taken to control high cholesterol to reduce your risk of developing complications that could place your overall health at risk. When statins are prescribed they are generally recommended for everyday use, which means that they need to be strong enough to have an effect but should also be mild enough to be taken by most people who need them.
Side effects caused by Lipitor vary from mild to more serious in nature, although the more serious effects tend to be far more rare.
Headaches are among the most common side effects of Lipitor. Dizziness is less common, as is changes in taste and loss of memory.Gastric
Stomach discomfort and abdominal pain may occur after taking Lipitor, possibly accompanied by nausea. Experiencing severe stomach pain is rare.Skin
It is uncommon to experience skin reactions such as itching or a rash, but this may occur.Muscular
Pain in the muscles or joints is fairly common but this should only be mild and temporary.
Many of the common side effects aren't a cause for great concern, but should be reported if they bother you. Allergic reactions can occur in less than one in every one to 10 people out of a 100, which is why you should only take it if your doctor feels that this treatment is completely suitable for you to take. You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms such as wheezing, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face or mouth.
One to ten out of every 1000 users may experience these side effects. Some of them can be serious and you should stop taking your treatment straight away if you start experiencing worrying symptoms.
These side effects are highly unlikely, but if they do occur you should get medical help straight away.