In rare cases, atorvastatin can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure.
Other medications can affect the removal of atorvastatin from your body, which may affect how atorvastatin works.
Talk to your doctor if they last longer than a week or are severe. Your dose depends on the reason for taking it, your cholesterol levels, and what other medicines you re taking. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. This drug may rarely cause muscle problems which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy.
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Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
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Concurrent use can be acceptable, but monitor renal function closely and be alert for signs of bleeding.
Drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed prior to using this medication.
Patients with a history of convulsions should be treated with caution.
This medicine can harm an unborn baby. Taking certain drugs used to treat fungal infections may cause atorvastatin to build up in your body. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 12 hours away.
Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.