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Who should not take Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

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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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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Can I now take Lipitor (atorvastatin) avery other day.?

Can I now take Lipitor (atorvastatin) avery other day.?

Sure: Statins even once per week can be beneficial, but they're best taken each evening for maximum effect. ...Read more

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Can i take Lipitor (atorvastatin) after expiration date?

Expiration date: No one would recommend that to you in print or publicly on line. ...Read more

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How long does it take Lipitor (atorvastatin) to start helping?

How long does it take Lipitor (atorvastatin) to start helping?

Very soon: It has been noted to have cholesterol plaque stabilization improvement soon after starting.
Typical recheck of cholesterol levels would be after 4-8 weeks. ...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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Should one take Lipitor (atorvastatin) when the cholesterol is only 124?

Should one take Lipitor (atorvastatin) when the cholesterol is only 124?

Depends: That would depend on your risk factors. The desired level of cholesterol is based on individual risk factors such as a personal history of diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, family history, and smoking history. ...Read more

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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

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I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) what herbal pills can I take to get a hard ereaction please i need to know i haven't took ten day hard on yet but will try it so what?

Advice: Without knowing more about you and what is in the 'herbal pills' you want to take, advice isn't possible with any chance its appropriate. Asking your doctor who prescribed the Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a good idea. ...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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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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I heard grapefruit was excellent for a healthy liver however i take lipitor (atorvastatin)... Is grapefruit bad while on lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Yes: Grapefruit consumption increases the concentration of Lipitor (atorvastatin) in the blood. Higher level of this medication can increase side effect. Therefore avoid the two combinations. Seville oranges and tangelos have the same effect. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver. Should i take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg?

I have fatty liver. Should i take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg?

Depends: It is possible to have a fatty liver that functions normally. Check with your doctor. If your liver function blood tests are normal, it should be ok. Your doctor will order repeat liver tests after you have been on the medication for 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20mg with Protonix 40mg QAM and Prilosec 20mg QPM ?

No incompatibility: There is no incompatibility between 3 meds. Not good to use similar meds like protonix and Prilosec together. Why you need Lipitor (atorvastatin) and antacids. Treat the underlying causes for both which are usual environmental and hormonal so you may not need these meds at all. To learn how treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com. If you Desire Please make appointment for evaluation ...Read more

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I was. Told that I have high cholesteral of 225 I have to take lipitor (atorvastatin) I've had problem with medication in the past liver damage so I'm concern ?

I was. Told that I  have high cholesteral  of 225 I have to take lipitor (atorvastatin) I've had problem with medication in the past liver damage so I'm concern  ?

Elevated : Cholesterol levels. Discuss with your provider your concerns. If absolutely indicated frequent monitoring of liver enzymes will be indicated ...Read more

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Can i take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg with red wine after dinner?

Yes: But remember to always drink in moderation. The recommended maximal daily intake of alcohol for women is one drink per day. For wine, this would mean one 5 ounce glass. ...Read more

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Hi. I keep hearing that pregnant women should not take Lipitor (atorvastatin). Does it cause miscarriages? What are the risks?

Causes birth defects: Lipitor (atorvastatin) use has been associated with an increased risk of a variety of birth-defects. Because of this, it is not recommended during pregnancy (or breast-feeding) It doesn't cause miscarriages. Best wishes! ...Read more

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53 y/o white historically low PSA in the past 0.1 to 0.3. Last PSA 1/2014 was 0.2. Does historically low PSA lower future cancer risk. I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) ?

53 y/o white historically low PSA in the past 0.1 to 0.3. Last PSA 1/2014 was 0.2. Does historically low PSA lower future cancer risk. I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) ?

PSA: Although PSA is a sensitive indicator for prostate cancer, the prostate exam findings (size/nodules), rate of rise of the PSA, and %free PSA are other important considerations. You probably have a smaller prostate in my experience with those #'s, but not unusual for your younger age either. Keep doing the prostate checks! ...Read more

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How common are toe cramps in people who take lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Can happen: Inform your doctor. Consider cupplementing with co-q10 or lessening dosage of Lipitor (atorvastatin) (this should only be done with your doctors knowledge.). ...Read more

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My husband had lab work of sgot of 42 and sgpt of 79 he takes lipitor (atorvastatin) 80mg daily .how can we lower the # ?

My husband had lab work of sgot of 42 and sgpt of 79 he takes lipitor (atorvastatin) 80mg daily .how can we lower the # ?

Depends on cause: of abnormal tests. They could be caused by medication, but also by fatty liver, toxins such as alcohol, viral infection, or gallstones. Ask his doctor if he thinks whether another another statin is worth a try. ...Read more

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I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and papers say don't take any niacin with it. My vitamin contains niacin. Is it ok to take my vitamin while taking 60 mgs of Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and papers say don't take any niacin with it. My vitamin contains niacin. Is it ok to take my vitamin while taking 60 mgs of Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Vitamin: If you are taking a multivite with commensurate low dose of niacin, it shouldn't be a problem. The doses of niacin we use to lower high lipids are much higher and these area what the warning is about. ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

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


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