ATORVASTATIN (a TORE va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or ‘statin’. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -fever -joint pain -loss of memory -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin -signs and symptoms of muscle injury like dark urine; trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine; unusually weak or tired; muscle pain or side or back pain Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -diarrhea -nausea -stomach pain -trouble sleeping -upset stomach