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I just started lipitor (atorvastatin). How long does it typically take for cholesterol to begin reducing?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 6 weeks
It probably starts going down sooner but the usual recommendation is to get your cholesterol rechecked in 6 weeks as well as a check of muscle and liver enzymes.

In brief: 6 weeks
It probably starts going down sooner but the usual recommendation is to get your cholesterol rechecked in 6 weeks as well as a check of muscle and liver enzymes.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 1 month or more
At least one month.

In brief: 1 month or more
At least one month.
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Depends
Depends on your definition of quickly.
We usually have your lipids repeated after 3-4 mos on it.

In brief: Depends
Depends on your definition of quickly.
We usually have your lipids repeated after 3-4 mos on it.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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