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Take Lipitor Atorvastatin
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
Expiration date: No one would recommend that to you in print or publicly on line. ...Read more
Yes, indeedy: There are no reported interactions.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) and, since starting, have developed a cough. Could there be a connection? If so, is there a long-term, non-drug solution.
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
No problem: Hi. There is no adverse interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
Meds: It isn't necessary to take those drugs in time proximity to each other ...Read more
Cholesterol test: does fasting include water and should I take Lipitor (atorvastatin) night before test?
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
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
My husband had recent labs of sgot 42 and sgpt of 79.he takes lipitor (atorvastatin) 80 every night should we be taking another medication or what can we do to lower?
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
My husband had lab work of sgot of 42 and sgpt of 79 he takes lipitor (atorvastatin) 80mg daily .how can we lower the # ?
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