Re: Lipitor & Constipation
I have the same problem -- however, before I was on Lipitor, I was on Lopid and also Questran. They were all the same as far as the constipation. Finally, the Dr. also put me on Miralax (Glycolax is the generic name) and that made a world of difference. It is a stool softener and works great. It comes in powder form and you mix a small amount with water and drink one dose daily. It is odorless and tasteless. It is NOT a fiber like Metamucil -- that made me much much worse.
I have been on every kind of stool softener there is -- but the Glycolax is the only thing that helps me. I had a colonoscopy to make sure that all the years on these constipating drugs hadn't caused problems. Thankfully everything checked out OK. The gastro Dr. recommended the Miralax/Glycolax as well. Both Drs. said that I can stay on Miralax/Glycolax indefinitely.
Lipitor 10 mgs. works for me -- and now with the added Glycolax my life is somewhat normal again.