• LIPITOR LIPITOR
    May 07, 2008
    Will too high a dose of lipitor cause too much potassium
    LIPITOR LIPITOR
    May 07, 2008

    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 November 03, 2008
    nhamel
    May 07, 2008

    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

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  • Gail August 08, 2009
    Gail
    May 07, 2008
    Question: does taking Lipitor cause a reduction in potassium? I'm having, esp. leg cramps, since I started taking it. READ MORE
    • Same symptoms
      July 14, 2011
      Same symptoms
      July 14, 2011

      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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