12 patient evaluations for Atorvastatin with a cost of Not specified

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Aug 12, 2018 (Started Jul 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am less worried about possible stroke if I keep my cholesterol low I am not worried about side effects, but vigilant. Can be very long term, I hear...

May 1, 2018 (Started Jul 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Jul 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Jun 26, 2016 (Started Jul 07, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worth trying. I would be more concerned about side effects if I was younger...

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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

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Dec 8, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

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

May 29, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

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

Apr 8, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My HDL (the good stuff) has always been high, but as I've gotten older, combined with fibro, I've been doing less exercise, so my LDL (the bad stuff) was creeping up.  This med brought it down into the good range. 

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Sep 16, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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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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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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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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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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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily

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Feb 22, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain in fingers, stiffness in fingers)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lipitor was exchanged for Crestor, and the pain and stiffness in hands came to an end.
Side effects: pain in fingers, stiffness in fingers

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