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Drug Class: Antihyperlipidemic – HMG CoA Reductase Inhibitors (statins)

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Do not use. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

Lactation: This drug should not be given to breastfeeding mothers

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • Report unexplained muscle pain/weakness/fever
  • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery
  • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy

What are side effects of Atorvastatin?Any warnings while using Atorvastatin?Does Atorvastatin interact with any drugs?Is Atorvastatin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Atorvastatin?What if you missed a dose of Atorvastatin?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askIs there a “best time of day” to take atorvastatin?Is there a “best time of day” to take atorvastatin?There are several strengths of tablet available, so your doctor will tell you which strength is right for you. You can generally take atorvastatin at a time of day to suit you, but it is best to take your doses at the same time of day each day. You can take the tablets either before or after food.

    Precautions

    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
    • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
    • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
    • Report unexplained muscle pain/weakness/fever
    • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery
    • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy

    What are side effects of Atorvastatin?Any warnings while using Atorvastatin?Does Atorvastatin interact with any drugs?Is Atorvastatin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Atorvastatin?What if you missed a dose of Atorvastatin?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Is there a “best time of day” to take atorvastatin? There are several strengths of tablet available, so your doctor will tell you which strength is right for you. You can generally take atorvastatin at a time of day to suit you, but it is best to take your doses at the same time of day each day. You can take the tablets either before or after food.

    Does atorvastatin raise blood sugar levels? High blood sugar and diabetes. Both simvastatin and atorvastatin can increase your blood sugar and your risk of developing diabetes. All statins may increase your hemoglobin A1C level, which is a measure of long-term blood sugar levels.

    Does Lipitor reduce blood pressure? Lipitor works to break down colesterol deposits that collect within the blood vessels of the body to reduce high blood pressure. If colesterol deposits develop in the blood vessels of the heart, they can cause a heart attack. Liptor is an alternative to angioplasty or blood thinning methods of blood pressure reduction.

    How quickly does atorvastatin work? Atorvastatin (Lipitor) reaches its peak concentration in the blood within one to two hours after taking it. Atorvastatin (Lipitor) generally takes about forty-eight hours to clear out of the body to the point where tests can no longer detect it, as is reasonably standard in the statin class, again with the exception of pravastatin (Pravachol).

    What is the best time of day to take statins?

    What is the best time of day to take statins? Many statins (but not all) must be taken in the evening. The liver produces the most cholesterol in the middle of the night (in the early morning hours). Therefore, it is best to take the short-acting statin drugs in the evening, as taking them early in the day would decrease their effectiveness.

    Why should you take statins at night? Most doctors recommend that you take statins at night. This is because the body’s cholesterol-manufacturing enzyme is most active during the night, which makes the statins more effective when taken at night. Furthermore, the half-life of statins, or the amount of time it takes for half of the dosage…

    Why you shouldn’t mix grapefruit and statins? Statins and grapefruit don’t mix because components in grapefruit interfere with the way statins are broken down in the body. If the body can’t properly metabolize cholesterol-lowering drugs, the drugs can build up in the patient’s system, resulting in an overdose.

    What is the best time to take statins and why? Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs. Some statins work best in the evening while others work just as well in the morning . The best time to take statins depends on the specific drug. Statins are a type of prescription medication that can lower a person’s risk of heart disease.