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Are Gemfibrozil, Atorvastatin, Aspirin and Losartan safe to be taken together?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Fri, 12 Oct 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Had a heart XXXXXXX friday doctor was concerned about a med gemfibrozil taken with other meds.i am taking other meds. Uloric 40mg.every other day atorvastatin 40mg.dailey cavedilol 6.5 oral twice a day, losartan100mg, a day 81mg. Aspirin 1 a day, 1000mg. Krill 1 a day, chlorthalidone 25 mg. 1 a day
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:

I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I understand your concern and would explain that gemfibrozil may increase atorvastatin toxicity, leading to muscle cramps and pain.

For this reason, I would not recommend taking both these drugs concomitantly, because of this potential interaction and the adverse effects.

You should discuss with your doctor on this issue.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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