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I just started lipitor (atorvastatin). how long does it typically take for cholesterol to begin reducing?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Depends on your definition of quickly. We usually have your lipids repeated after 3-4 mos on it.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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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