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A 49-year-old female asked:

I'm taking 10 mg lipitor (atorvastatin). was recommended to take one only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. have you heard of this before?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin): I am not aware of taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for only three times a week instead of daily. I recommend to my patients to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) on a daily basis, especially this low dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) as 10 mg.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin) Side Effects: Yes, some patients are advised to try this approach when they have minor muscle aches or other symptoms on a daily dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) or other statins.
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