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Should Lipitor (atorvastatin) be taken at a specific time of day?

Should Lipitor (atorvastatin) be taken at a specific time of day?

No: Hi. No, atorvastatin has a long half-life, and can be taken in the morning with effectiveness equal to being taken in the evening. ...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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Hi recent diagnosis sle and aerd. Chol 418, LDL 319. Hbp, CKD 3. On Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20mg day. Is this the best med for my cond? What would work better? Concerned.

High Cholesterol: Your cholesterol (c) is extremely high along with your LDL c. You need to speak to an endocrinologist (e) to see what medicine the e would put you on. At the very minimum, the maximum dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) is 80 mg and you are on only 20. Ask your doctor to see if that dose could be increased. You may also need to lose weight and modify your diet. See an e and get some input from her about your lipids. ...Read more

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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?

Dyslipidemia: Blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) can be affected by thyroid disease. After treatment of thyroid disease, it is easier to control lipids as well as many other body functions including weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, depression, etc. ...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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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?

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?

As much as it drops: It will go up to pre Lipitor (atorvastatin) levels more or less, unless you have changed your diet and weight substantially. ...Read more

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WBC at all time low 3.9. The bottom reference range is 4.0. I take Luvox and Lipitor (atorvastatin). Can either alone or in combo cause this? Concerns with low wbc?

WBC at all time low 3.9. The bottom reference range is 4.0. I take Luvox and Lipitor (atorvastatin). Can either alone or in combo cause this? Concerns with low wbc?

Not specifically.: Neither drug mention leukopenia as specific side effects. Luvox (fluvoxamine) however has been known to cause nosebleeds and easy bruising, I would recommend going back to your doctor to see if you can stop these medication, or one of them to see if the leukopenia will improve. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, is it ok to take voltaren with aspirin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) ace inhibitor, lexapro, coq10, fish oil, multivitamin, and if yes best way to take. Thank?

Hi doctor, is it ok to take voltaren with aspirin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) ace inhibitor, lexapro, coq10, fish oil, multivitamin, and if yes best way to take. Thank?

There could be inte: There could be a drug interaction where one drug interfers with the effect of another drug and makes it more powerful or weaker. You need to discuss this with your physician to make certain all of your health issues are known ...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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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

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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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I am taking amox tr-k clv 875 mg 125 mg every 12 hours but want to take it once a day instead. I am a diabetic and taking Farxiga, Oseni, lipitor (atorvastatin).

I am taking amox tr-k clv 875 mg 125 mg every 12 hours but want to take it once a day instead. I am a diabetic and taking Farxiga, Oseni, lipitor (atorvastatin).

I would advise not: To do that. The antibiotic is 12 hours tab, and it becomes low in the body after 12 hours resulting in being not effective as well as making the infection grow resistance to the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

It is usually 7 to 10 days, so please bear it and continue taking as prescribed.

Thank you and good luck. ...Read more

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My tot. Chol is 418, LDL 319. Have sle and CKD 3. I take 80 mgs Lipitor (atorvastatin) day. No one mentioned diet. Pls, what med is #1 on your go to list for chol? Ty

My tot. Chol is 418, LDL 319. Have sle and CKD 3. I take 80 mgs Lipitor (atorvastatin) day. No one mentioned diet. Pls, what med is #1 on your go to list for chol? Ty

High cholesterol: My go to drug for high cholesterol (c) reduction is Crestor (rosuvastatin) and it needs to be given in reduced dosage in patients with chronic kidney disease. I would start you on a dose of 5 mg/day. That will likely not be enough to lower your levels significantly. You need to go to an endcrinologist (e) to see if the e can add other drugs you can take to lower your dangerously high c. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had an angioplasty two years ago and now he has a stent in his coronary arteries and also he takes Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 every day?

What do you recommend if I had an angioplasty two years ago and now he has a stent in his coronary arteries and also he takes Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 every day?

Medical management: Sounds like you have a significant cardiac history. You need to really modify your lifestyle and optimize it. Good diet, exercise, no smoking and careful follow-up with you PMD and cardiologist ...Read more

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Pain in heel of foot when walking just started one day ago take high blood pressure pillis and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Pain in heel of foot when walking just started one day ago take high blood pressure pillis and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

HEEL PAIN: Heel pain has many causes. Is your pain worse first thing in the morning or after periods of rest? Is it on the bottom or back of the heel? Plantar fascitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel. Start by doing calf stretches, ibuprofen, and wearing arch supports (all day long). If that doesn't work see a foot specialist. Doubtful that your meds have anything to do with this. ...Read more

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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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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 for Lipitor (atorvastatin) to work?

Few days: It may start working in a few days but it's customary to wait 6 weeks before rechecking a lipid level. ...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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I'm taking 10 mg lipitor (atorvastatin). Was recommended to take one only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. Have you heard of this before?

I'm taking 10 mg lipitor (atorvastatin). Was recommended to take one only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays. Have you heard of this before?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) Side Effects: Yes, some patients are advised to try this approach when they have minor muscle aches or other symptoms on a daily dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) or other statins. ...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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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 you take flaxseed with Lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): You could take flaxseed with lipitor, (atorvastatin) why would you want to however? ...Read more

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Can I take forskolin while I am taking lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Who knows?: It's not studied. It's not fda approved. There's no motivation for companies that market it to do the research to find out. Use it at your own risk. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take l dopa and Lipitor (atorvastatin) within one hour?

Yes: No significant drug interaction or interference with drug absorption or activation. ...Read more

Lipitor (Definition)

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