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Atorvastatin / ezetimibe Side Effects

Applies to atorvastatin/ezetimibe: oral tablet

General

The more commonly reported adverse reactions have included increased ALT, increased AST, and musculoskeletal pain.[Ref]

Hepatic

Common (1% to 10%): ALT increased (5%), AST increased (4%)

Postmarketing reports: Hepatitis, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, fatal and nonfatal hepatic failure[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Musculoskeletal pain (3.8 to 4%), arthralgia (3 to 6.9%), pain in extremity (2.7 to 6%), myalgia (3.5%), muscle spasms (3%), muscle weakness (2%)

Postmarketing reports: Myopathy/rhabdomyolysis, necrotizing myopathy (rarely), injury, poisoning and procedural complication, tendon rupture, myositis[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea (4.1 to 6.8%), abdominal pain (3%), nausea (3 to 4%), dyspepsia (4.7%)[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness (2 to 6%), insomnia (3%), fatigue (2.4%)

Postmarketing reports: Headache, paraesthesia, peripheral neuropathy, amnesia, memory impairment, confusion, depression, dizziness[Ref]

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Hyperkalemia (2%)[Ref]

Endocrine

Common (1% to 10%): Hot flushes (2%)[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection (5.7%)[Ref]

Hematologic

Postmarketing reports: Thrombocytopenia, elevated creatine phosphokinase[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]

Immunologic

Common (1% to 10%): Influenza (2%)[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Coughing (2 to 3%), bronchitis (2%), sinusitis (2 to 2.8%), upper respiratory tract infection (4.3%), nasopharyngitis (up to 8.3%), pharyngolaryngeal pain (up to 2.3%)

Postmarketing reports: Interstitial lung disease[Ref]

Other

Postmarketing reports: Fatigue

Dermatologic

Postmarketing reports: Angioedema, bullous rashes (including erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis), rash, urticaria[Ref]

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 27, 2021.

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References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

2. "Product Information. Liptruzet (atorvastatin-ezetimibe)." Merck & Company Inc, Whitehouse Station, NJ.

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