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Atorvastatin : Interaction with Foods, Herbs & Alcohol


Are you taking Atorvastatin? Are you aware of the dangers of combining Atorvastatin with certain foods, herbs, or alcohol? Drug-food-interactions are seldom discussed but can lead to undesirable side effects and potentially diminish the efficacy of the medication.

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.

When and How to Take Atorvastatin

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

Drug Name : Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.
We recommend consulting your doctor to verify the information presented on this page or if you need any further clarifications.


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