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I'm planning to take cholesterol lowering medication, do I have to quit all drinking (alcohol)?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lance Berger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Moderation

Alcohol should always be consumed in moderation.
I am unaware of a specific recommendation to cease all alcoholic beverages with statin use.

In brief: Moderation

Alcohol should always be consumed in moderation.
I am unaware of a specific recommendation to cease all alcoholic beverages with statin use.
Dr. Lance Berger
Dr. Lance Berger
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Liver function tests ought to be monitored closely when initiating statin therapy. Baseline ought to be obtained and followed thereafter. After some years on it, and your alcohol intake unchanged, then could monitor less frequently.