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Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) is a cholesterol medication that is available by prescription only. Since the drug can increase HDL ("good cholesterol") and lower LDL ("bad cholesterol") and total cholesterol, a person taking it can also decrease his or her risk for developing problems related to heart disease. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider before using atorvastatin if you are pregnant, have liver disease, or have kidney disease. Potential side effects of the medication include unexplained rash, joint pain, and headache.
 
(Click Atorvastatin for information on how atorvastatin works, to find out more about the effects of the drug, and for other warnings and precautions for the medicine. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on atorvastatin.)
 
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