LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets Help Manage Cholesterol
LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets may start working within 2 weeks. At your next doctor's visit, your blood tests may show lower cholesterol numbers. Use these results to motivate you.
If you have high cholesterol, it's important you are proactive about your health. Having high cholesterol levels can make you more likely to have a heart attack. Talk to your doctor about your risk and about LIPITOR.
LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets and Heart Health
High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. In fact, about every 34 seconds in the United States, someone has a heart attack, and 80% of those people have high cholesterol. Other risk factors, such as being overweight, having diabetes, and having high blood pressure, can also increase your risk. If you have one or more of these risk factors, speak to your doctor about how to manage them.
LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets, along with a low-fat diet, is clinically proven to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, certain kinds of heart surgeries, and chest pain in patients with heart disease or several common risk factors for heart disease. Common risk factors include family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, age, low HDL ("good") cholesterol, and smoking.
LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) Tablets Have an Established Track Record
More than 29 million people in the U.S. have been prescribed LIPITOR (atorvastatin calcium) tablets.† LIPITOR is backed by more than 19 years of research. LIPITOR has been studied in over 400 ongoing or completed clinical studies that included over 80,000 patients.‡
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.