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.

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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...

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

Perhaps. That depends on what your lipid (cholesterol) profile looks like. Consult your physician, don't do it on your own. Read more...
Why do you ask. Why are you taking lipitor (atorvastatin)? What dose? How long have you been on the drug? What is your cholesterol, especially LDL level. Consult your doctor. Read more...

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...

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) I am not aware of taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) for only three times a week instead of daily. I recommend to my patients to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) on a daily basis, especially this low dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) as 10 mg. Read more...
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...

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...