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I have been to a Holistic Health Practitioner. They are

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jan 2019 in Ayurveda
Question: I have been to a Holistic Health Practitioner. They are suggesting I take the following items: Core Guggulipid, Core Cat's Claw, Rehydration, Core Ashwagandha, Lymph-Tone III, and Rescue Calm when needed. The only prescription drug I take is lipitor for high cholesterol mainly my LDL. Should I take these and are there any side effects to any of them?

Is there any that should not be taken with Lipitor?

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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Lipitor and holistic medicine does not have side effects when taken together

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I can understand your concern.

I have reviewed all the holistic medications that you are using.

These medications are very effective in preventing high cholesterol.

There are no evidence-based results that Lipitor has side effects when taken with the holistic medications that you are taking.

So, you can take them while on Lipitor.

Lipitor itself has many side effects such as muscle pain, confusion, unusual tiredness, and dark-coloured urine etc.

In this case, you should consult your doctor about an alternative medication such as Fibrate.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.


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