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Can you tell me more about Lipitor (atorvastatin) raising blood sugar and coming off Lipitor (atorvastatin) - is it dangerous?

Can you tell me more about Lipitor (atorvastatin) raising blood sugar and coming off Lipitor (atorvastatin) - is it dangerous?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Increased blood sugars with Lipitor (atorvastatin) were reported in some patients. You can stop it and consider alternatives through physician prescription. It is ok stop it. But you need get prescription for alternatives. ...Read more

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Atorvastatin (Definition)

Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more


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Taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 10 yrs. Started eating vegan. My cholesterol dropped from 175 to down to 124. What are the risks of coming off lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 10 yrs.  Started eating vegan.  My cholesterol dropped from 175 to down to 124.  What are the risks of coming off lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Be seen: You should discuss it with your doctor. From a pure cholesterol standpoint, it sounds like you could, but your doctor may have other reasons to want to keep you on it. ...Read more

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Who should not take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Contraindications; "Active liver disease, which may include unexplained persistent elevations in hepatic transaminase levels. Hypersensitivity to any component of this medication." See; http://www.drugs.com/pro/lipitor.html ...Read more

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Can i cut dosage of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can i cut dosage of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

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

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Lipitor, (atorvastatin) how long before it works?

Lipitor, (atorvastatin) how long before it works?

Within a few days: It starts working within hours but the effects are best noted on blood work after a few weeks at least. ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more