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Wednesday, May 07, 2008 LIPITOR, Community Member, asks

Q: Will too high a dose of lipitor cause too much potassium

Since my doctor changed my dosage of lipitor from 40 to 80 miligrams my potassium level has gotten higher.  Could this change have caused this change?

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nhamel, Editor
11/ 3/08 11:17am

Hello Lipitor,


I couldn't find anything that said Lipitor caused increased potassium levels, however there are drugs out there that do. Some blood thinners do. I would check with you healthcare provider to see if they have heard of Lipitor increasing potassium levels.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I hope this was helpful

Gail, Community Member
8/ 8/09 6:13am
Question: does taking Lipitor cause a reduction in potassium? I'm having, esp. leg cramps, since I started taking it. Reply
Same symptoms, Community Member
7/14/11 9:09pm

Hey, I think that you are on to something.  I feel the same way and I stopped for a while I even tried adding a dose of potassium to my daily vitamins.  Odd thing is you are not alone!  The spasms really hurts!

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By LIPITOR, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/03/12, First Published: 05/07/08