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Coming Off Lipitor
Taking Lipitor for 10 yrs. Started eating vegan. My cholesterol dropped from 175 to down to 124. What are the risks of coming off lipitor?
Great question: The is a great question...Hotly debated amongst experts. Because grapefruit can cause certain of these medications to increase in concentration, their side-effects may also worsen. Timing of taking the meds/juice does not seem to affect this, as the juice may have an effect for several days. Crestor and Pravachol may not be affected as much...Consider switching if you like grapefruit! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cholesterol meds : The dosage of your cholesterol medication is based on your cholesterol levels. If you cut back on the dose the cholesterol will go up. Talk to your doctor if you are having problems with the medication or cost. ...Read more
I'm taking 10 mg lipitor. Was recommended to take one only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. Have you heard of this before?
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