What are life-threatening symptoms of atorvastatin?

What are life-threatening symptoms of atorvastatin?

Contact your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Lipitor including:

  • muscle wasting and muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis),
  • confusion or memory problems,
  • fever,
  • dark urine,
  • increased thirst or hunger,
  • drowsiness,
  • loss of appetite, or.
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).

    Can muscle damage from statins be reversed?

    While myopathy caused by statins can be mild and can be reversed when the medication is discontinued, it may present as rhabdomyolysis or severe muscle damage.

    Can Lipitor cause death?

    Very rarely, statins can cause life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-ih-sis). Rhabdomyolysis can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. The risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million people taking statins.

    Does Lipitor cause liver damage?

    Statins and other cholesterol lowering medications can affect the function of the liver. At higher dosages, the risk of liver function test abnormalities increases. In rare cases, people have experienced fatal and nonfatal liver failure as a result of taking statins.

    Can I eat oranges while taking atorvastatin?

    Be mindful that other citrus fruits might also interact with lovastatin, atorvastatin, and simvastatin. The list includes tangelos, pomelos, bitter oranges, and Seville oranges. These foods can also affect how your body metabolizes the medication.

    How long does it take for muscle pain from statins to go away?

    In most cases, if you’re going to have muscle pain from statins, you will notice it as soon as you start taking the medication. If you can tolerate the discomfort, it’s a good idea to keep taking the statin as prescribed for at least 2 to 3 weeks. The side effect may go away after your body gets used to the medication.

    How long does it take for statin myopathy to resolve?

    For most patients, myopathy symptoms induced by statin therapy resolve relatively quickly; however, the results of the PRIMO study showed that it may take up to 2 months for resolution of symptoms.

    What should you not take with atorvastatin?

    Medicines that may not mix well with atorvastatin include:

    • some antibiotics and antifungals.
    • some HIV medicines.
    • some hepatitis C medicines.
    • warfarin (stops blood clotting)
    • ciclosporin (treats psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis)
    • colchicine (a medicine for gout)
    • contraceptive pills.