Ask Your Doctor If LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets Are Right for You
LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are a type of cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. Statins block an enzyme in the liver that the body uses to make cholesterol. When less cholesterol is made, the liver uses more of it from the blood. This results in lower levels of cholesterol.
LIPITOR, along with a low-fat diet, is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, certain kinds of heart surgeries, and chest pain if you have heart disease or several common risk factors for heart disease, including family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, age, low HDL ("good") cholesterol, or smoking.
LIPITOR 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.
LIPITOR is one of many treatment options you and your doctor can consider. Talk to your doctor, and ask if LIPITOR is right for you.
LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets Have an Established Track Record
Generic versions of LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are available. This means your pharmacy may provide you with generic atorvastatin calcium instead of name-brand LIPITOR. However, LIPITOR is the medication you and your doctor decided on together. As you continue to manage your cholesterol, it may be useful to remember:
- More than 29 million people in the U.S. have been prescribed LIPITOR*
- Along with a low-fat diet, LIPITOR is clinically proven to lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol by 39%-60% (average effect depending on dose)
Staying on Track With LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets
You are working toward lowering your "bad" cholesterol, and LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are the medication you and your doctor have chosen. Even though there are generic versions of LIPITOR, known as atorvastatin calcium, name-brand LIPITOR is still available to you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about staying on prescription LIPITOR and how you may be able to save with the Lipitor For You program.
The LIPITOR FOR YOU Program Can Help
Enroll in Lipitor For You to get guidance on adopting heart-healthy habits, plus continued access to name-brand LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets with the LIPITOR $4 Co-Pay Card. Terms and conditions apply.
- You can continue to manage your cholesterol and your co-pay for branded LIPITOR may be less than half the average co-pay of a generic statin.† You may save up to $75 per month
- The LIPITOR $4 Co-Pay Card can be used at just about any pharmacy. More than 98% of retail pharmacies in the United States participate
Heart-Healthy Tips to Help You Manage Your Cholesterol
Lipitor For You and Smart Living
For a range of resources and information designed just for you, visit LipitorSmartLiving.com. You can discover how easy it may be to blend healthy habits into your daily life, as well as:
- Find out how to customize an exercise plan
- Get the lowdown on low-fat dining in restaurants
- Learn ways to enlist the support of family and friends to help you reach goals
‡IMS Transaction Copay Data 1/1/2012-1/31/2013.
The Card will be accepted only at participating pharmacies.
This Card is not health insurance.
No membership fees.
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*IMS's Vector One®: Total Patient Tracker (TPT), January 2002 – December 2011.
†Data on file. Pfizer Inc, New York, NY.
LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets are not for everyone, including anyone who has previously had an allergic reaction to LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets. It is not for those with liver problems. And it is not for women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant.
If you take LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets, tell your doctor if you feel any new muscle pain or weakness. This could be a sign of rare but serious muscle side effects. Tell 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 (atorvastatin calcium) tablets and during your treatment if you have symptoms of liver problems. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Elevated blood sugar levels have been reported with statins, including LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets.
Common side effects are diarrhea, upset stomach, muscle and joint pain, and changes in some blood tests.