Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
141 Doctors are Online

Can you take Clopidogrel and Atorvastatin together?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Cardiologist
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 4826 Questions
Question
Is there any known relation between Clopidogrel or Atorvastatin and a marked drop in ventricular
heart rate?
Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows :

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would like to explain that there isn't any known relationship between any of the two drugs (Clopidogrel or Atorvastatin) and a clinically relevant bradycardia (low heart rate). Their pharmacological effects do not interfere with heart rate (no chronotropic properties).

Coming to this point, if abvious bradycardia is present first the betablocker (if any) dosage should be reviewed in addition of performin a resting ECG and if necessary also a Holter monitoring test to review heart rate and rhythm trends over 24 hours.

Furthermore several lab tests such as:

- fasting blood glucose level,
- thyroid hormones level,
- blood electrolytes level,
- renal function tests

should be checked.

You have to discuss with your attending physician on the above mentioned issues.

Hope to have been helpful to you!

In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again.

Kind regatds,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor