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Suggest Alternate Over The Counter Medication For Atorvastatin

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Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017
Question: what over the counter drug can take the place of Atorvastatin
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Niacin

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. Niacin (a vitamin B) can be found over the counter, and is effective to lower the cholesterol. However it needs to be taken in high doses and is not as effective as the statin class of drugs such as atorvastatin.

I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have further questions.
Wishing you all the best.
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Suggest Alternate Over The Counter Medication For Atorvastatin

Brief Answer: Niacin Detailed Answer: Hello, I understand your concern. Niacin (a vitamin B) can be found over the counter, and is effective to lower the cholesterol. However it needs to be taken in high doses and is not as effective as the statin class of drugs such as atorvastatin. I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have further questions. Wishing you all the best.