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Taking Lipitor 10 mg daily for hyperlipidema. Am 16 years old. Can I take alternative day?

Taking Lipitor 10 mg daily for hyperlipidema. Am 16 years  old. Can I take alternative day?

You can, but why?: is it causing you more side effects? or is it a financial burden? mind you this is the lowest dose, and at your age you may be taking it for a familial type hyperlipidemia, so you may need more not less. Your best bet is to discuss that with your treating doctor who may advise an alternative or adjust the dosage, best wishes ...Read more

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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Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects?

Liver muscle: You need to have liver tests, muscle problems including rhabdomyolysis, cognitive deficits with statins. Fish oil epa dietary supplement or prescription vascepa no side effects except burping with dietary supplements, but less effective. ...Read more

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Any side effect of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Any side effect of lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Occaisional: Occasionally muscle aches, liver irritation, higher blood sugar and memory loss all of which are reversible after stopping the drug. Rare rhabdomyolisis. ...Read more

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Can i lose weight on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can i lose weight on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

lipitor (atorvastatin): If you are doing a good diet and exercise program then you can lose weight while taking lipitor (atorvastatin). Lipitor (atorvastatin) itself won't cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Can i take Lipitor (atorvastatin) with wine?

Can i take Lipitor (atorvastatin) with wine?

Careful: Small amount of wine is usually tolerated in patients on statin therapy. However since statins could cause problems with the liver, caution is advised especially if on higher dose and/or prior history of liver problems while on statins. ...Read more

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Can a Lipitor (atorvastatin) overdose kill you?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Unlikely. High statin can cause liver function abnormalities and muscle inflammation but this more over chronic exposure than an acute exposure. ...Read more

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Can I become immune to Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Immune: An allergic reaction is an immune response; loss of lipid control on therapy is reflective of failure of concomitant patient hygienic intervention such as appropriate diet ;exercise and weight loss to lean body mass rather than a tachyphylaxis to the drug ...Read more

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Do you prefer caduet or lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Caduet & Lipitor (atorvastatin): They are two different meds, at least partially. Lipitor is Atorvastatin and Caduet contains Atorvastatin and amlodipine, a medicine used to lower blood pressure. So if you have both hyperlipidemia and hypertension then that may be the med for you, however, if you have hyperlipidemia then use atorvastatin. ...Read more

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Do you prefer caduet over lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Do you prefer caduet over lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Depends: Both lipitor (atorvastatin). Caduet includes norvasc, so if you have high cholesterol and hypertension Caduet may allow you to treat both with one pill. ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

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