Atorvastatin

What is Atorvastatin?

This is the calcium salt medically used to lower the cholesterol in blood. this could also stabilize the plaque this is certain enzyme reductase molecule.

Questions and answers on "Atorvastatin"

Thanks! How about if I eat half a grapefruit 12 hours away from my 20mg atorvastatin q.d. ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Don't worry too much about that but you should refrain from using both

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

grapefruit juice interferes with atorvastatin metabolism and may increase its concentration and lead to increased rate of side effects. Using grape fruit juice is not recommended when you...

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i think i may have taken 2 atorvastatin tablets. how much of a problem is this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not a problem at all with one extra dose.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr Mat,

Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic for your health concern.

A one time double dose of atorvastatin is not a problem at all, so do not worry.

In the future make sure to stick to your prescribed dosage.

Warm...

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First time user; the doctor prescribed Lipitor and the pharmacist gave me Atorvastatin; shoul I insist on the Lipitor?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Isnt a gross difference in action

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Atorvastatin is the generic version of lipitor. Generic version of any medicine is cheaper than the original drug.

Studies have found no significant difference of outcome on use of atorvastatin as compared...

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Is it good idea to be taking both of these each day; they are both for blood disorders won’t Xarelto do what Atorvastatin does?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You can take both.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.


Xarelto is a blood thinner drug and it inhibites the clot formation in vessels.

While atorvastatin is used to maintain the cholesterol and triglycerides level.
So both are...

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my wife took her regular 1 tab 20 mg atorvastatin per day this morning, she accidently took a second tab 20mg just now will there be any problems? XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
should be no adverse effects

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is understandable to be concerned but the maximum possible daily dose of atorvastatin is 80 mg. This means that there are persons that use up to 80mg daily on a regular basis. These are...

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My wife is 2 months pregnant. Doctor prescribed her ecosprin 75 mg to control BP. But by mistake she took ecosprin av 75 mg over a month. now we are worried does this harm anything to baby. please suggest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Atorvastatin is not recommended in pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I can understand your concerns.

Ecospirin AV 75 mg has atorvastatin along with ecospirin.

Atorvastatin is not recommended in pregnancy has it can have side effects on the growing baby.

Though the risk is small but...

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I am taking atorvastatin.. have side effects... am stopping this.. do I need to wean off this medication

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need to wean off

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.

There is no need to wean off or taper off the dose of Atorvastatin.

However, i would recommend you once to meet your doctor...

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Does Diltiazem, Januvia, Metformin, or Atorvastatin effect the male libido?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
usually not...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

reduction of sexual drive is not a documented side effect but diltiazem may cause impotence in a small percentage of patients (it depends on the patient's condition) and atorvastatin may also cause erectile dysfunction in a small percentage of...

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Are the two medications, Lipitor and Atorvastatin, usually
administered/combined?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
they are the same drug...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

lipitor is the brand name and atorvastatin is the active ingredient. So they are essentially the same drug!
There is no reason to use two different drugs that contain atorvastatin if that's what you're asking.

If you'd like more...

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Dear Doctor,
I am heart patient and regularly taking Atrolip 10 from last eight years. recently my SGOT is 45 and SGPT is 104 .
Can you guide me how to lower the same ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Atorvastatin induced

Detailed Answer:
Hi
These levels may be high due to the medicine you are on.
And the levels are not alarming.

Personally I would suggest
1. hepatoprotective agents like udiliv
2. antioxidants
3. avoidance of alcohol if any.

If your cardiologist suggests, or if...

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