Lipitor Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Joint Pain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Pain
  • Throat Irritation
  • Urinary Tract Infection

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Pain In The Muscles Or Bones

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Muscle Tissue Breakdown Called Rhabdomyolysis
  • A Disease With Shrinking And Weaker Muscles Called Myopathy
  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Blockage Of Normal Bile Flow
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Liver Failure
  • Lung Tissue Problem
  • Muscle Inflammation
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Pancreatitis
  • Rupture Of A Tendon

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • Blurred Vision
  • Burping
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Fever
  • Gas
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Hives
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Low Energy
  • Memory Loss
  • Nightmares
  • Nosebleed
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Taste Impairment
  • Weight Gain
  • White Blood Cells To Be Present In The Urine Not Due To An Infection

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