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I Just Started Lipitor How Long Does It Typically Take For Cholesterol To Begin Reducing
I just started lipitor (atorvastatin). How long does it typically take for cholesterol to begin reducing?
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. ...Read more
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
6 weeks: It's standard of care to wait 6 weeks for a full effect. ...Read more
Cholesterol 235, ldl180, want to take lipitor, (atorvastatin)if I eat half of 20mg is that the same with I eat 1of 10mg? And 4 generic, is it same strength&composition?
Yes & yes: Many people save some money by taking half of the double dose (taking 1/2 of 20 to get 10). Only break 1 pill at a time. That way, if the break is uneven, you'll get perhaps 8 mg one day, but 12 mg the next day and it evens out. And yes, the generic is fine. Good luck! ...Read more
Cholesterol test: does fasting include water and should I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) night before test?
Is it safe to split 10 mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) bill. My cholesterol # are optimum but dr wanted me on low dose for cvd. Is it better to take 5mg/d or take10 mg/2d?
If I go off of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 3 months in order to take sporanox, how much could my cholesterol increase in that amount of time?
I take 20mg lipitor, (atorvastatin) my cholesterol was222 but is under 100 now. Should I stop taking this statin. I want to take moringa. Is it safe to take the 2?
Moringa?: Had to look up Moringa. It is an herbal tea that is supposed to help a whole host of ailments. Could not find any contraindications to use with any specific drug. Probably ok to use with lipitor, (atorvastatin) a statin. Ck with nutritionist. You got a remarkable reduction in your cholesterol with only 20 of Lipitor (atorvastatin). Check with ur doc if dose appropriate 4 u. Need to know ur LDL & HDL before & since therapy. ...Read more
On tamoxifen and Lipitor (atorvastatin) have tried diet and exercise for 6 months still slowly gaining weight and cholesterol not down. Can I take hydroxycut?
I have low cholesterol.113 total. Is that too low? Ldl48 hdl45 triglycerides 99 I follow a low fat diet and take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg and fish oil bid
Lipids: These numbers are fine. I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more
My TSH level is 4.50, doctor gave me 25 mg euthyrox, 1 times a day. My total cholesterol 298-ldl 214, I take 20mg Lipitor (atorvastatin) daily. Should I use both pills?
I am 65 years old and I have high cholesterol I was taking 10 milligram Lipitor (atorvastatin) for the last 15 years my cardiologist just increased it to 40 mg, is t?
No sure: I am not sure what is your question. Your cholesterol just be high that is why he increased it. ...Read more
My cholesterol went down from 289 to 188 after 20 days of taking ten mg of lipitor (atorvastatin). Is this possible?
Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a powerful drug & this is certainly possible. However, I am one of the minority of doctors who question whether this is a good thing! It may be reasonable to lower your cholesterol some but this may be too much! See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/033975_high_cholesterol_heart_attacks. Html &
http://www. Cbn. Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease. ...Read more
Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) wipe out the cholesterol in your arteries? Or just low the amount of cholesterol produce by the body
Both, kind of...: The main function of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is to decrease your hepatic production of cholesterol. However, several studies shows that when this happens, over time you may see an improvement in your vascular health as evidenced by stabilization of plaque, reduction in plaque size, and reduction in carotid wall thickness. ...Read more
Lowers cholesterol: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is an excellent drug for lowering cholesterol. It also reduces the number of heart attacks and strokes by about 40% if people stay on it for a few years. Side effects are rare and can include minor abnormalities in liver tests that normally resolve on their own. In addition, it can cause muscle inflammation in 1 in every 100, 000 patients. Generally, the benefits far outweigh the risks. ...Read more
I am taking glucophage for my diabetes and at same time also taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for my cholesterol. Is this okay?
Yes: This is a common medication combination due to incidence of dm/hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more
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