24 Nov 2010
Weight gain is a rare side effect of Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium), occurring in less than 2 percent of people taking the drug. Because weight gain with Lipitor occurs so infrequently, it is difficult to know whether the weight gain is caused by Lipitor or another factor.
If you are noticing a weight gain with Lipitor, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can give you other suggestions for dealing with any weight gain. If the weight gain continues, he or she may recommend adjusting the Lipitor dosage or switching to another cholesterol medication.
- Lipitor Information for Consumers
- Lipitor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lipitor (detailed)
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I have had problems with statins like Lipitor. Inasmuch as Welchol is not a statin, how many 625 mg. per day are recommended?
3 answers • 27 Aug 2009
I took some lipitor and had muscle control loss; that is my legs buckled trying to stand up. With vitorin my whole body aches especially all my ...
1 answer • 31 Jul 2010
Constant constipation and muscle weakness. Never had high cholesterol. Was put on drug after blocked artery in abdominal aorta
2 answers • 10 Sep 2012
... not taking it regularly,but on alternate day,checking lipid profile on every two months,which is always with in safe range.My question, Is it ok ...
1 answer • 11 Dec 2014
Every morning I wake up my legs are hurting. This just started since I was put on Lipitor
1 answer • 25 Aug 2015