Lipitor & Acne

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

5 Responses to “Lipitor & Acne”

  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.

  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.

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