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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can Lipitor be taken while on Ranitidine and Chondroitin?

I am on anastrozole, fulvestrant, and zometa for tx of metastatic breast cancer. I take celebrex as well as glucosamine chondroitin and fish oil for severe osteoarthritis in my knees. I take ranitidine for reflux, was recently placed on lisinopril for htn, and keppra for a sudden one-time occurrence of seizure activity. Now that doctor wants to place me on lipitor for high cholesterol. In addition to these medications, I take a few other vitamins and supplements including co-q-10, lutein, and claritin. I am very concerned about interactions among all these medications, and don t really want to add another. I have also heard that statins give some people lots of problems. Do you see problems with this list, and how would I go about having all this evaluated with my unique situation in mind?
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
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Lipitir can be safely taken with the medications and supplements you are on. Please be advised to take the prescribed dose of Lipitor everyday at bed time. You should also undergo liver function test, creatine kinase level 3 months after starting lipitor (6 months thereafter) to see if it is adversely affecting your liver or muscles.

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