5 patient evaluations for Atorvastatin with a adherence rating of Usually

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Jan 9, 2017 (Started Jan 25, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've read on many websites that liptor can weaken muscles . I'm still having issue with rigid muscles from Parkinson's disease. most article link to two together

  • 0 helpful marks

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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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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Dec 18, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: joint tenderness, joints ache, muscle soreness, muscle aches

Nov 27, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle soreness, muscle aches, joints ache, joint tenderness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: joint tenderness, joints ache, muscle soreness, muscle aches

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2008 (Started Feb 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: it can work
Cost: < $25 monthly

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