3 patient evaluations for Atorvastatin with a side effects rating of Mild

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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 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arteries)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Mild (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: elevated liver enzymes

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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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