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LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Side Effects Safety Info

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11/15/2014
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LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Side Effects Safety Info

LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are not for everyone, including anyone who has previously had an allergic reaction to LIPITOR. It is not for those with liver problems. And it is not for women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant.

Common side effects are diarrhea, upset stomach, muscle and joint pain, and changes in some blood tests.

Common side effects are diarrhea, upset stomach, muscle and joint pain, and changes in some blood tests.

Medicare Part D: This is the drug prescription program associated with Medicare. Unlike other programs, the LIPITOR Choice Card still works for people with Medicare Part D. However, those covered by Medicare Part D must agree to not use their prescription benefit in conjunction with this offer.

Commercial/private: This type of insurance includes individually owned, employee provided, HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations), EPOs (Exclusive Provider Organizations), PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations), POSs (Point-of-Service plans), or HDHP (High Deductible Health Plans).

LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are a prescription medicine that is used along with a low-fat diet. It lowers the LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. It can raise your HDL ("good") cholesterol as well. LIPITOR can lower the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease such as age, smoking, high blood pressure, low HDL, or family history of early heart disease.

No insurance: This applies if you are currently uninsured and not receiving Medicaid or other federal or state government insurance. Unlike other programs, the LIPITOR Choice Card works for people who do not have insurance.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have side effects that bother you or that will not go away. These are not all the side effects of LIPITOR. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list.

LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are not for everyone, including anyone who has previously had an allergic reaction to LIPITOR. It is not for those with liver problems. And it is not for women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where healthcare professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you take LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets, l your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of rare but serious muscle side effects. l your doctor about all your medical conditions and all medications you take. This may help avoid serious drug interactions. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function before starting LIPITOR and during your treatment if you have symptoms of liver problems. l your doctor if you have diabetes. Elevated blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including LIPITOR.

These side effects have happened only to a small number of people. Your doctor can monitor you for them. These side effects usually go away if your dose is lowered or if LIPITOR is stopped. These serious side effects include:

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Please see full Prescribing Information for LIPITOR.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets can lower the risk for heart attack or stroke in patients with diabetes and risk factors such as diabetic eye or kidney problems, smoking, or high blood pressure.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where healthcare professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Medicaid/other federal or state government insurance: These are government insurance programs for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for healthcare. Unfortunay, these patients are not currently eligible to participate in this program.

The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.

If you take LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets, l your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of rare but serious muscle side effects. l your doctor about all your medical conditions and all medications you take. This may help avoid serious drug interactions. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver function before starting LIPITOR and during your treatment if you have symptoms of liver problems. l your doctor if you have diabetes. Elevated blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including LIPITOR.

Please see full Prescribing Information for LIPITOR.

LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are a prescription medicine that is used along with a low-fat diet. It lowers the LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. It can raise your HDL ("good") cholesterol as well. LIPITOR can lower the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease such as age, smoking, high blood pressure, low HDL, or family history of early heart disease.

LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets can lower the risk for heart attack or stroke in patients with diabetes and risk factors such as diabetic eye or kidney problems, smoking, or high blood pressure.

Pfizer Inc.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

Affordable Care Act Exchange: This applies if you have any type of insurance created pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (healthcare reform). Those covered by this type of insurance are eligible to participate in this offer. However they must agree to not use any benefits from these Exchanges in conjunction with this offer.


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