A 51-year-old female asked:
My tot. chol is 418, ldl 319. have sle and ckd 3. i take 80 mgs lipitor (atorvastatin) day. no one mentioned diet. pls, what med is #1 on your go to list for chol?ty
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Dr. Jack Rubinanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 50 years experience
High cholesterol: My go to drug for high cholesterol (c) reduction is Crestor (rosuvastatin) and it needs to be given in reduced dosage in patients with chronic kidney disease. I would start you on a dose of 5 mg/day. That will likely not be enough to lower your levels significantly. You need to go to an endcrinologist (e) to see if the e can add other drugs you can take to lower your dangerously high c. Good luck.
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