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Lipitor Atorvastatin

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.




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Est Cash Price: $39.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$10.55

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Est Cash Price: $39.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$10.55

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Est Cash Price: $34.69
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$12.80

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Est Cash Price: $34.69
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$12.80

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Est Cash Price: $34.69
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$12.80

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Est Cash Price: $17.65
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$17.65

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Est Cash Price: $162.89
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$19.77

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Est Cash Price: $162.89
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$19.77

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Est Cash Price: $183.76
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$19.77

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Est Cash Price: $196.55
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$19.77

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Est Cash Price: $25.00
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$19.77

Qty:30
Est Cash Price: $162.89
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$19.77

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Est Cash Price: $30.00
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$23.91

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Est Cash Price: $135.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$72.69

Qty:30
Est Cash Price: $137.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$72.69

Qty:30
Est Cash Price: $135.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$72.69

Qty:30
Est Cash Price: $137.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$72.69

Qty:30
Est Cash Price: $135.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$72.69

Qty:30
Est Cash Price: $135.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$72.69

Qty:30
Est Cash Price: $142.99
ATORVASTATIN 40 MG TABLET

$106.60

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What is Lipitor?

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.

How to take Lipitor

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 10 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check-ups. You may need regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness. Your doctor or health care professional may tell you to stop taking this medicine if you develop muscle problems. If your muscle problems do not go away after stopping this medicine, contact your health care professional.

This drug is only part of a total heart-health program. Your doctor or a dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet to help. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

Do not use this drug if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Serious side effects to an unborn child or to an infant are possible. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

If you are going to have surgery tell your health care professional that you are taking this drug.

What if I miss a dose of Lipitor?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Storing Lipitor

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 to 25 degrees C (68 to 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Side Effects of Lipitor

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
  • Dark urine
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle cramps, pain
  • Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • Unusually weak or tired
  • Yellowing of eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach gas, pain, upset

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interactions with Lipitor

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • Red yeast rice
  • Telaprevir
  • Telithromycin
  • Voriconazole

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
  • Alcohol
  • Antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
  • Boceprevir
  • Certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin
  • Certain medicines for cholesterol like fenofibrate or gemfibrozil
  • Cimetidine
  • Clarithromycin
  • Colchicine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Digoxin
  • Female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole
  • Niacin
  • Rifampin
  • Spironolactone

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Conditions Commonly Treated by Lipitor




Prescription prices may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy and are subject to change. The pricing estimates given are based on the most recent information available and may change based on when you actually fill your prescription at the pharmacy. The day supply is based upon the average dispensing patterns or the specific drug and strength. The Program, as well as the prices and the list of covered drugs, can be modified at any time without notice.

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More Ways to Save on Lipitor

Buy More, Less Often

If you need to take prescription medication such as Lipitor over an extended period, buying a larger quantity could save you time and money. Many drugs, including Lipitor work out cheaper per pill or dose when purchased in volume. Speak to your doctor about increasing the your prescription and you could pay less for drugs and need fewer trips to the pharmacist.

Compare Pharmacy Prices Online

Drug prices are not regulated, so the price Lipitor of medication may vary significantly between your local pharmacies. Online pharmacy comparison shopping is the simplest way to quickly discover which retailer has the lowest prices for your prescriptions.

Enter the name of your prescription, for example Lipitor, into the search box, add the zip code and click to browse prices and coupon offers. When you have found the cheapest price, print or save the coupon and and take it in to your chosen pharmacy. Comparing prices can save you up to 75 percent on your prescriptions.

Register for a Patient Assistance Program

Patient assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers can help you save money on your prescriptions. Pfizer has such a program, offering discounts to eligible patients who are prescribed Lipitor. Patients prescribed expensive or branded medication may qualify for discounts through this kind of program.

Click here to find out more about patient assistance programs

Explore Generic Drug Options

Lipitor and other branded drugs often have a generic equivalent on the market at a significantly lower price. Generics account for around 8 out of 10 prescriptions filled in the US and are identical their brand name counterparts in quality, safety, strength, dosage form, route of administration, performance characteristics and intended use. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about safe generic alternatives to your branded prescription.

Check Your Medicare Part D Coverage

Seniors with Medicare Part D may be entitled to discounts on Lipitor and other prescriptions through their policy. The list of drugs covered varies from plan to plan, so check your provider’s website for more information.

Click here to find out more about RxSpark and Medicare Part D.

Explore Other Treatment & Therapy Options

Medication plays a vital role in treating a huge number of conditions, but there may be other therapies, lifestyle changes or surgical options open to you. If you have concerns about prescription costs, or are considering a different approach to your therapy, speak to your doctor to explore alternatives to medication.