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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: hello, what other cholesterol meds other than atorvastatin or lipitor
fluoxetine 10mg, metformin 1000mg x2 daily,ramipril 5mg ,glimepiride 4mg, amlodipins 10mg, gabapentin 300mg, glyxambi25mg thank you
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
rosuvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin, ezetimibe

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are other options available that would not interact with your other medications such as rosuvastatin (crestor), lovastatin (mevacor), pravastatin, ezetimibe.

Of these medications, ezetimibe is not a statin, it works by preventing cholesterol absorption from the gut.

These medications do not cause any problems with the other medications.If you are having problems with the atorvastatin then one of these can be used instead.
A prescription would be needed from your doctor.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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