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Can atorvastatin cause ed?

Despite what you might have heard, statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) like atorvastatin, Simvastatin

Simvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats and raise “good” cholesterol in the blood.

, and Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats and raise “good” cholesterol in the blood.

do not cause ED. Men with ED who take statins for high cholesterol actually see a 25% improvement in self-reported erectile function. And, the statin helps with heart and brain health too, so it’s a win-win.

What are the dangers of taking atorvastatin? Commonly reported side effects of atorvastatin include: hemorrhagic stroke, arthralgia, diarrhea, and nasopharyngitis. Other side effects include: urinary tract infection, insomnia, limb pain, muscle spasm, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, and nausea.

Can lorsartan cause ED? There’s no evidence that the blood pressure medication Cozaar (losartan) can cause erectile dysfunction. In studies, less than 1% of subjects reported decreased libido (or reduced sexual desire), which can result in erectile dysfunction, and it’s unclear whether Cozaar actually caused the problem.

Can you stop atorvastatin suddenly? Normally, this is already life-threatening, but the chance of death and severe brain damage are higher in those that abruptly stop taking atorvastatin. For this reason, it is not a good idea to suddenly halt usage of atorvastatin, even among patients worried about side effects of the medication.

Can atorvastatin cause high blood pressure? Lipitor (generic name, atorvastatin) has a dangerous side effect, even though it is used to treat high cholesterol and can save lives. Lipitor has been linked with high blood pressure and as of January 2009, the information on this side effect was not found in patient information available on popular patient info sheets, such as Medline Plus.

Precautions

Precautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • Report unexplained muscle pain/weakness/fever
  • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery
  • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy

What are side effects of Atorvastatin?Any warnings while using Atorvastatin?Does Atorvastatin interact with any drugs?Is Atorvastatin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Atorvastatin?What if you missed a dose of Atorvastatin?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

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Was this helpful?When to stop atorvastatin? You may need to stop using atorvastatin for a short time if you have: uncontrolled seizures; an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low potassium levels in your blood); severely low blood pressure; a severe infection or illness; or surgery or a medical emergency.

Is there a “best time of day” to take atorvastatin? There are several strengths of tablet available, so your doctor will tell you which strength is right for you. You can generally take atorvastatin at a time of day to suit you, but it is best to take your doses at the same time of day each day. You can take the tablets either before or after food.

Can you stop taking atorvastatin? Normally, this is already life-threatening, but the chance of death and severe brain damage are higher in those that abruptly stop taking atorvastatin. For this reason, it is not a good idea to suddenly halt usage of atorvastatin, even among patients worried about side effects of the medication.

Is atorvastatin safe to take? The use of atorvastatin is proved to be safe but just like any other drug, Atorvastatin also comes with a bunch of side effects: Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasal pathways as well as back of the throat), diarrhea, arthralgia (joint pain), pain, dyspepsia, and infections of urinary tract.