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How long does it take for your body to get rid of the statin drug after stopping lipitor (atorvastatin) that was taken for 10 years?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 35 years experience
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 the blood within 2 weeks (usually by 1 week).
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Dr. Yousong Wang
undefined 23 years experience
although it depends on statins, for example: atorvastatin 14 hours, rosuvastatin 19 hours, and pravastatin 22 hours, it takes about 5 cycles of half lives to get rid of them from your body. so time these numbers by 5 is your statin clearance time, roughly.
Dec 10, 2012
Last updated Aug 30, 2018


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