Does using Lipitor cause Acne? Our users weigh in.

Have you experienced acne or oily skin as a side effect from using Lipitor? If so, tell us about it below.

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9 Responses to “Does using Lipitor cause Acne? Our users weigh in.”

  1. Duane Palm 21. Apr, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    I’ve been taking lipitor 40 mg for 3 weeks approximately. My upper back and back of my arms are breaking out in large acne spots. I’ve tried using both acne soap and stuff it seems to dry it some but it won’t go away.

    • Jean 28. Nov, 2014 at 6:56 am #

      Yes. I start getting pimplee on my abdomen and chest within a week of starting lipitor. Last week the acne started on my face with cystic acne. When I stop taking the lipito, the acne clears up.

    • bob ferguson 12. Feb, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

      if blackheads are acne then lipitor causes this to happen every time it for a period of time

  2. Nicole Rivera 09. Sep, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    I have been taking LIPITOR (20mg) for FIVE DAYS and I instantly started breaking out first on my upper back and now on my face. The only other time I ever broke out this way was when I was on prednisone for another condition. Is this a side effect of all statins?

  3. D. Davis 11. Aug, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    I have been taking Lipitor for 4 days and have developed pimples all over my upper chest and it is spreading to my face.

  4. Andy 31. Oct, 2014 at 5:31 am #

    Almost immediately after starting dosage I’ve been getting cystic acne on my face and neck. 40 y/o male.

  5. Rob 04. Oct, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    It took me forever to figure out why my chest back arms and legs were breaking out in hard, white acne-like cysts. Its got to be the atorvastatin. Plus ever since I began taking it I have not felt well. Bad stuff. No more of this poison for me!

  6. Dean Finnegan 17. Jul, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    I have been taking atorvastatin for several months now and I have developed oily skin on my face and pimples. I am a 63 year old male and haven’t had this kind of a situation since I was a teenager. It is strange.

  7. Mike Alexander 11. Jul, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    started taking atorvastatin and am breaking out on my chest, neck and face, little obnoxious pimples. I feel like a reptile. I’m not taking this stuff.

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