Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Ralph Flores
Lipitor is used to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as “bad” cholesterol, and triglyceride in the bloodstream. This action increases the levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or the “good” cholesterol in the body. The drug is an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor, commonly known as a “statin” drug, and it’s prescribed to treat high cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart complications in people with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The common side effects of Lipitor include:
In certain cases, taking Lipitor can lead to the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, which then is deposited into the kidney, causing it to fail. Individuals taking Lipitor who experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, and weakness, accompanied by fever, lethargy, and dark colored urine should consult with a healthcare professional.
The following side effects should also be consulted with a healthcare professional:
The side effects of Lipitor harm the gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, genitourinary, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. It also affects the liver, bloodstream, skin, and vision, and incidences of confusion and depression have been reported.
The following modifications in diet have similar effects to that of Lipitor in reducing LDL levels:
Currently, there is limited information on treatments that can reduce the side effects of Lipitor and other statins. However, some studies suggest vitamin D therapy and coenzyme Q10 for managing side effects, while regular stretching exercises, coupled with compression socks, avoiding high heels, and keeping the legs warm can reduce muscle cramps associated with the medication.
Lipitor reduces the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglyceride in the bloodstream.
Lipitor is a statin drug prescribed to treat high cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart complications in people with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Lipitor harms the gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, genitourinary, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.
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