Lipitor is a member of the drug class known as statins, used for lowering blood cholesterol. It also stabilizes plaque and prevents strokes through anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms.

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Overall: On atorvastatin 40mg now. It is supposed to be in the family with Lipitor. So far its working well.

By BreC

Overall: Great point.

By dlprice

Overall: I was on Lipitor for number of years had no side effects. Which only because co-pay went up.

By Te Ja

Overall: May be good drug if your system can tolerate the side effects

By tinman101

Pros: Lipitor is often prescribed after non-drug treatments have not been fully successful at lowering cholesterol (e.g., diet change, increase in exercise, weight loss if overweight).

Cons: Diarrhea or stomach/abdominal pain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. This drug may infrequently cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis). Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of these symptoms: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), change in the amount of urine.

By TRKnight2007