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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should one take lipitor (atorvastatin) when the cholesterol is only 124?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: That would depend on your risk factors. The desired level of cholesterol is based on individual risk factors such as a personal history of diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, family history, and smoking history.
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Other parts of the cholesterol panel may be more important the the total cholesterol level
Oct 16, 2013

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for Lipitor (atorvastatin) to lower cholesterol?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
6 weeks: It's standard of care to wait 6 weeks for a full effect.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can i take Lipitor (atorvastatin) with wine?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Careful: Small amount of wine is usually tolerated in patients on statin therapy. However since statins could cause problems with the liver, caution is advised especially if on higher dose and/or prior history of liver problems while on statins.

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