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Dr. Nathan Ritter
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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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What to do if I feel nausea when taking apo atv40 (atorvastatin calcium 40 mg)?

What to do if I feel nausea when taking apo atv40 (atorvastatin calcium 40 mg)?

Unusual: That's very unusual. Try taking it just as you start dinner so it's buffered. If it's still a problem, try 20 mg. ...Read more

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Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause tinnitus?

Can Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause tinnitus?

Not likely: Refer to the pdr for more information. If you have tinnitus, seek an exam with ent. ...Read more

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Will Lipitor (atorvastatin) reduce Libido?

Unlikely: Reduced libido has MANY different causes, most of them non organic (psychological) ...Read more

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How to wean off of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): You don't really need to wean off lipitor (atorvastatin). ...Read more

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Is Zetia better than lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Is Zetia better than lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Zetia (ezetimibe): Lipitor (atorvastatin) data is stronger than Zetia data for lowering lipids and decreasing atherosclerotic complications. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can pregnant women take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

No: I believe it is pregnancy class X which means it would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

Does Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause rapid heartbeat?

Not usually: Lipitor (atorvastatin) does not commonly affect the heart rate or rhythm. Rarely, patients are allergic… patients who take Lipitor (atorvastatin) may have other associated cardiac conditions that may themselves be the cause of the rapid heart beat. The best recommendation is to have an ekg done and perhaps wear a 24 hour cardiac (holter) monitor. That will help you and your doctor determine the cause of your rapid heart beat. ...Read more

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Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

Is Lipitor (atorvastatin) a better drug than tricor?

They're different: They are used for different profiles of abnormal cholesterol. Lipitor, or generic atorvastatin, is a medication that mostly is used to lower LDL the "bad cholesterol." that is enough for most people. Tricor (fenofibrate) is used to correct a mixed profile, when someone has not only high ldl, but also high triglycerides (blood fat level) and low hdl, the "good cholesterol.". So they're used differently. ...Read more

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How does simvastatin compare to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

How does simvastatin compare to lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Anti Lipid meds: Both medication are good for lowering the cholesterol but Lipitor (atorvastatin) is some what better since it has less side effect. It also has less incidence of rhabdomyelosis when used with certain other medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take garcinia with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Is it safe to take garcinia with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Do not waste $$$: No need to waste on garcinia. This is only to make money for the producer. Lipitor (atorvastatin) is useful.

No reason to suspect interaction. Why would anybody ever waste $$$ on garcinia? Eat healthy and live longer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Lipitor (atorvastatin) overdose?

What is the treatment for Lipitor (atorvastatin) overdose?

Overdose: Muscle relaxants, stomach lavage, and supportive medical treatment in er to stabilize vital signs & cardiac/metabolic functions. ...Read more

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How similar are crestor and Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): And Lipitor (atorvastatin) are both effective statin drugs. Crestor is a bit more mg for mg potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but the outcomes with both drugs are similar. Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be had as a generic, Crestor is still on patent so is lots more expensive. ...Read more

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I have seen Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix, what are these?

Different uses: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a "statin" - it is a high potency cholesterol lowering drug. Plavix is an anti-platelet drug. Platelets initiate clotting. Plavix is used to prevent clots on stents. and after recent heart attack or recent stroke. ...Read more

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Is there any antibiotic I can take with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Is there any antibiotic I can take with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Yes: There is plenty of them, if in doubt talk with u pharmacist about the one u r having in mind. ...Read more

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What are the similarities of crestor and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

What are the similarities of crestor and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Decrease Cholesterol: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor are medications that are called statins. They work on a liver enzyme called hmg-coreductase, which helps lowering blood cholesterol. They both act similar, although have some minor differences. ...Read more

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Crestor vs lipitor (atorvastatin). Is one better than the other?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): And Lipitor (atorvastatin) are both effective statin drugs. Crestor is a bit more mg for mg potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but the outcomes with both drugs are similar. ...Read more

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Can you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix at the same time?

Can you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and plavix at the same time?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): You can take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Plavix at the same time, very common to be given together. ...Read more

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Can a high dosage of Lipitor (atorvastatin) cause memory problems?

Probably not.: There may be some issues with statins, like myalgia, or hepatic inflammation, but memory loss is an insignificant concern. I f are on Lipitor (atorvastatin) and becoming forgetful, something else is more likely to be the cause of memory loss! ...Read more

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Can metformin and Lipitor (atorvastatin) be taken at the same time?

Yes: They really are lovely to take together - like a hand in glove, like peas and carrots. They have no adverse interactions. ...Read more

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How does the ashwagandha root interact with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Ashes hands: It isn't proven to benefit anything tho it claims almost everything. I can't find a caution listed regarding statins ...Read more

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Cardiology:what are possible side effects of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Muscle and liver: The most important side effects involve problems with liver or muscle. Muscle pain, weakness and inflammation may occur. Liver dysfunction could also be caused by lipitor (atorvastatin). The drug could also interact with other medications so discuss all these with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Do doctors usually prefer prescribing caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Caduet: Doctors usually prefer prescribing what they believe is best for the patient. Caduet is a combination pill of amlodipine and atorvastatin (lipitor). Lipitor is the atorvastatin by itself. If a Doc believes the patient needs both medications might use caduet and if just Lipitor then the one drug. Cost of the caduet vs cost of separate meds might also be a consideration as caduet isn't generic ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

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


Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more