LIPITOR Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • joint pain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • indigestion
  • pain
  • diarrhea

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • muscle spasm
  • muscle pain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • a skin rash
  • nausea
  • pain in the muscles or bones

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • liver failure
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • neck stiffness
  • rupture of a tendon
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle inflammation
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • lung tissue problem
  • pancreatitis
  • immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy
  • a high alanine transaminase level
  • a high aspartate transaminase level

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • nightmares
  • depression
  • blurred vision
  • ringing in the ears
  • white blood cells to be present in the urine not due to an infection
  • joint stiffness
  • memory loss
  • fever
  • low energy
  • taste impairment
  • weight gain
  • nosebleed
  • gas
  • burping
  • high blood sugar
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • intense abdominal pain

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