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Atorvastatin : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Atorvastatin with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Atorvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.

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Atorvastatin Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit and Juice: Atorvastatin interacts with grapefruit and its juice. This interaction will lead to increased drug levels in the blood enhancing the potential toxicity of the drug.

Atorvastatin Interactions with Alcohol

When you are on atorvastatin, you should avoid drinking alcohol.
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How to Take the Medication -

Atorvastatin comes as a tablet to take by mouth directly once daily either with food or on an empty stomach. Read the prescription label and follow the instructions exactly as directed. Stick to the recommended dose and you should not stop taking medicine without talking to your doctor even if you feel well.
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