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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Lipitor oral.

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Condition: High Cholesterol
1/23/2014 10:16:36 PM

Reviewer: budd100sn8hla, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a heart ablation and was changed from Zocor to Lipitor. soon after I started feeling cold in the afternoons,waking with feelings of chest burning,broke out with roscesia, developed cataracts and became borderline diabetic. I weaned myself off and all went away except the feeling of cold. I went to seven doctors and was told "go home and live with it".

Condition: High Cholesterol
1/15/2014 5:51:59 PM

Reviewer: nhsharon1, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took Lipitor for ten days and have never felt so bad. I had lower back pain, leg aches at night that were horrible. Stopped taking it on my own, called the doctor and she is putting me on pravacor (sic) Hopefully this will help.

Condition: High Cholesterol
1/13/2014 12:14:41 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had been on Simavastatin 10mg for several years ,never noticed any problems. The dr. for some reason put me on Lipitor but never told me they were changing it.I just found out it november when i had gone to get blood work done and the guy that drew my blood asked me if I was still aking my Lipitor.I said I never took Lipitor he said it was in my file that I was since the end of september.I asked ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/29/2013 10:33:36 AM

Reviewer: Survivor, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After starting lipitor I had difficulty breathing,congestion that I could not get rid of, sleepless, muscle pain, restlessness. The Dr told me that it was my COPD getting worse. She sent me to other specialists, they more or less concurred. I had 2 emergency visits and spent 4 days in the hospital diagnosed with a COPD flare. Unfortunately, it took me 5 months to research this drug.I stopped taki ... Show Full Comment

Condition: High Cholesterol
12/4/2013 8:50:27 AM

Reviewer: tripgigi, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Lipitor for 10 days. I'm actually in good health, very active and at 63 work everyday and enjoy everyday of life after experiencing/surviving breast cancer 13 years ago. However, blood work showed high cholesterol so my doctor put me on 40mg of Lipitor. 10 days later I feel terrible and decided to do some research on the drug. I am so glad I did. First thing I noticed was ... Show Full Comment

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