Can you quit lipitor cold turkey?
777 – YES….you can stop this dangerous drug “cold turkey”. I am a victim of Lipitor too. I stopped taking it 02-08 and I still have side effects, although it is getting better. My dr. tried to tell me I was getting “arthritis”, etc.
What happens when you stop taking Lipitor? Nothing major will happen immediately if you stop taking Lipitor abruptly. You won’t have any withdrawal symptoms, etc. BUT in the long term your cholesterol will rise and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
When to stop taking Lipitor? Do not break an Lipitor tablet before taking it. You may need to stop using this medicine for a short time if you have: uncontrolled seizures; an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low potassium levels in your blood); severely low blood pressure; a severe infection or illness; or.
Can I stop taking Zocor? Even if you feel well, you should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering drug Zocor (simvastatin) without talking to your doctor first. The exception is if you become pregnant: Zocor can harm a developing fetus.
Can I Quit taking atorvastatin? You may need to stop using atorvastatin for a short time if you have: uncontrolled seizures; an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low potassium levels in your blood); severely low blood pressure; a severe infection or illness; or. surgery or a medical emergency.
Can you drink alcohol while taking Lipitor and other statins?
Can you drink alcohol while taking Lipitor and other statins? Overall, there are no specific health risks associated with drinking while using statins. In other words, alcohol won’t immediately interfere with or react with the statins in your body. However, heavy drinkers or those who already have liver damage due to heavy drinking could be at greater risk for more serious side effects.
What happens if I stop taking a statin drug? “If you stop statins, it’s a double whammy,” Asselbergs tells WebMD. “Statin withdrawal leads to a rapid and significant increase in CRP, independent of the parallel LDL increase. “If you’re on a statin, keep on your medication !” he says.
What can you take instead of Lipitor? Several types of statins are available that could be considered alternatives to Lipitor. These include: Fluvastatin (Lescol ®, Lescol ® XL) Lovastatin (Altoprev ®, Mevacor ®) or combination medications that contain lovastatin (Advicor ®) Pitavastatin (Livalo ®) Pravastatin (Pravachol ®) Rosuvastatin (Crestor ®)
Who should not take atorvastatin calcium? Atorvastatin is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. You should not take atorvastatin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have liver disease. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.