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Is lipitor a better drug than tricor

A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience Family Medicine
Lipitor (atorvastatin): In general, i like Lipitor (atorvastatin) better than tricor, as it does more things (as long as your body tolerates it ok). Lipitor (atorvastatin) r ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: All people respond to meds differently. If you are looking to decrease your total chilesterol and ldl, Lipitor (atorvastatin) usually works better tha ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the " ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
No sleep: Need to sit down with your prescribing doc. To review dosages and any adjustments needed in them.
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Dr. Tracey Marks
24 years experience Psychiatry
Reevaluate sleep: You can develop a tolerance to the sedating effects of medications such that they stop working to help you sleep. Have your doctor evaluate your sl ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Likely safe: I am not familiar with the product omega XL..I suspect it has to do with omega 3 supplementation. I wouldn't expect any clinically significant inter ... Read More
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Exercise caution: you are already on multiple medications, some possibly interact together, you don't want to add more unless really needed, even if it is a supplement, ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, But Not Typical: Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue. Statins lower cholesterol production, every cell in our body, but the poin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No real effects: On kidney but liver function needs monitoring.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: Metabolized by the liver.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol lowering medication that you should take regularly if your doctor prescribed it.
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Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Not a common side effect of lipitor (atorvastatin). Could be reflux. Tell your doctor. If on lipitor (atorvastatin), you probably have high cholest ... Read More
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Dr. William Cromwell
33 years experience Clinical Lipidology
1 (up to 2) weeks: Statins clear the blood rapidly once daily dosing has stopped. While everyone's metabolism is unique, you should expect the medication will be out of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Lipids: The drugs you are taking are very good. You need low fat diet and at least half hour of aerobic exercise a day. Don't smoke.
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