Side effects of Lipitor include:
- headache, and
- mild muscle pain.
Contact your doctor if you experience :
Serious side effects of Lipitor including:
- muscle wasting and muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis),
- confusion or memory problems,
- dark urine,
- increased thirst or hunger,
- loss of appetite, or
- yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).
The recommended dose of Lipitor is 10-80 mg daily. Erythromycin (E-Mycin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), cyclosporine(Sandimmune), indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir) decrease elimination of Lipitor. Lipitor increases the effect of warfarin (Coumadin) and cholestyramine (Questran) decreases the absorption of Lipitor. Lipitor should not be taken during pregnancy because the developing fetus requires cholesterol for development, and Lipitor reduces the production of cholesterol. Lipitor passes into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Breastfeeding while taking Lipitor is not recommended.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.