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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 ?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Elevated

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

In brief: Elevated

Cholesterol levels.
Discuss with your provider your concerns. If absolutely indicated frequent monitoring of liver enzymes will be indicated
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In brief: Other approaches

Statins like Lipitor (atorvastatin) have distinct and very real risks, and if you have had prior reaction to statins, anticipate future problems also.
Other approaches can be considered such as diet, increased fiber, non-statin drugs, such as Zetia.

In brief: Other approaches

Statins like Lipitor (atorvastatin) have distinct and very real risks, and if you have had prior reaction to statins, anticipate future problems also.
Other approaches can be considered such as diet, increased fiber, non-statin drugs, such as Zetia.
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