I started taking atorvastatin 5 weeks ago after a heart attack. Over the last week I have had bad stomach cramps n loss of bladder control. There is a constant urge to move my bowels and wee, I am now beside myself. I've visited my GP twice over the last week, firstly he told me to stop taking blood pressure tablets with no effect n on second visit told to stop taking statin tab. That was 2 days ago, does anyone know how long it will take for these urges to subside. And I am not taking them ever again!!!
Dear heaven you've been through the ringer. Is the statin the only new med you've taken? What other meds are you on, if you don't mind telling me?Any chance you have a bladder infection? Did you have a foley catheter in the hosp? Have you noticed any blood in your urine? The half life of it is 14h, so it should be gone in a few days, and allowing for extra time, I'd call dr if you don't start feeling better by Tues.
- Atorvastatin Information for Consumers
- Atorvastatin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Atorvastatin (detailed)
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