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Atorvastatin, sold under the trade name Lipitor among others, is a statin medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treat . Doctors often prescribe Lipitor and other statins to treat dyslipidemia and to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in those who are at high risk. Atorvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood.
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|COMPARE CRESTOR AND LIPITOR||Take it exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Atorvastatin calcium tablets are marketed by Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor  for oral administration. However, if it is less than 12 hours until your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Lipitor may also lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Statins work by blocking a substance in your body that makes cholesterol. Q: Recently, my doctor increased my Lipitor from 10 mg to 40 mg because of a 50 point increase in cholesterol toafter being stable for years on the 10 mg. Is it safe to take with metformin and Estroven?|
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