A 38-year-old member asked:
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How long does it take for Lipitor (atorvastatin) to lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
6 weeks: It's standard of care to wait 6 weeks for a full effect.
Answered on Feb 16, 2020

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