30 patient evaluations for Atorvastatin

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Jun 25, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Originally took for MS...didn't do anything, so I quit for a year. Cholesterol levels were high at last year's physical exam, so started it again. Waiting for results of blood test at this time. Will continue to take it if it is helping.

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle spasms in arms, less upper arm selling, muscle spasms in thighs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: stopped because seemed to cause increased muscle problems in my left arm
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: less upper arm selling, muscle spasms in thighs, muscle spasms in arms

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Apr 16, 2010 (Started Aug 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle soreness, muscle aches, joints ache, joint tenderness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Because I sometimes get aching in muscles I can not explain, it worried me that it could be from the lipitor and not MS causing it and I feared I might get that muscle disease that can be fatal from statin drugs so I wanted to stop taking it. I have also been trying chiropractic treatments but have yet to get the blood work done to check on how I am doing without lipitor for cholesterol control.
Side effects: muscle aches, joint tenderness, joints ache, muscle soreness

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Aug 1, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Having pain in my knees and joints. dr. has changed my prescription to Crestor and we will see.
Side effects: joint pain

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Jan 12, 2011 (Started Jan 13, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Jan 13, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Mar 16, 2011 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased lipids in blood (hyperlipidemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 16, 2010 (Started May 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased lipids in blood (hyperlipidemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 11, 2011 (Started Feb 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 15, 2011 (Started Feb 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2010 (Started Feb 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 9, 2009 (Started Feb 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 15, 2012 (Started May 31, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'd never go on this med again.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Aug 8, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Bought a pill box for the week and keep it filled, so i have visual cues. Take every morning when I brush my teeth and leave it next to toothbrush.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 6, 2014 (Started Nov 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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