I just started lipitor (atorvastatin). how long does it typically take for cholesterol to begin reducing?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Depends on your definition of quickly. We usually have your lipids repeated after 3-4 mos on it.
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Cardiology 44 years experience
6 weeks: It probably starts going down sooner but the usual recommendation is to get your cholesterol rechecked in 6 weeks as well as a check of muscle and liver enzymes.
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Last updated Oct 15, 2016
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