Lipitor, the number one prescribed medication for lowering cholesterol. In clinical studies, Lipitor with diet was proven to lower bad cholesterol by 30 to 60 percent, total cholesterol, 29 to 45 percent, triglycerides 19 to 37 percent. Lipitor is not for everyone, including those with liver disease or possible liver problems, women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. Tell your doctor about muscle pain or weakness, as these may be signs of serious side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information on Lipitor.