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Can You Take Lipitor Every Other Day?

01/20/2011

Question:

Currently I am on 20mg lipitor. Can i take it every other day? I have Ishaemic Heart Disease as well. Is it advisible to reduce the dosing to every other day?

Answer:

Check with your doctor before you change your dose to every other day. This change may reduce the effect that Lipitor has on your cholesterol.

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Response by:

Debra K Gardner, PhamD Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy College Business Office
Internal Resource Pool-Allied at OSU Medical Center
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University