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Does atorvastatin affect driving?

Does atorvastatin affect driving?

Can I drive while taking atorvastatin? Yes – atorvastatin is very unlikely to affect your ability to drive.

Can you get withdrawal from statins?

It’s possible for some people to stop taking statins safely, but it can be especially risky for others. For instance, if you have a history of heart attack or stroke, it’s not recommended that you stop taking these drugs. This is because you’re more likely to have another such problem when you discontinue statins.

Do statins reduce existing plaque in arteries?

Q: Can statins actually reverse plaque buildup? A: Yes. There have been several clinical studies — many of them done here at Cleveland Clinic — that show statins can reverse plaque buildup.

Can you take too much atorvastatin?

It is possible to overdose on atorvastatin. Signs of an overdose on this drug include: Trouble breathing due to allergic reaction. Passing out.

What happens if I take 2 atorvastatin?

Taking an extra dose of atorvastatin by accident is unlikely to harm you. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you’re worried or take more than 1 extra dose.

What happens if you take 2 atorvastatin by mistake?

What’s the maximum daily dose of atorvastatin you can take?

The maximum daily dose is 80 mg per day. Lipitor® comes in 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg tablet sizes. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with atorvastatin. The interaction could lead to potentially dangerous effects. Do not stop taking atorvastatin without first talking to your doctor.

How is atorvastatin used to treat cardiovascular disease?

Atorvastatin is a drug used for lowering cholesterol and thereby preventing cardiovascular disease. This medication works by reducing the amounts of LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglycerides (another type of fat), and apolipoprotein B (a protein needed to make cholesterol) in your blood. Atorvastatin is also used…

When to discontinue or withdraw from atorvastatin therapy?

Discontinuation of Atorvastatin / Lipitor should only take place with the guidance of a treating medical practitioner. A doctor will normally take a very conservative approach when it comes to potentially withdrawing a patient from Atorvastatin therapy.

When was atorvastatin first approved by the FDA?

FDA Information Atorvastatin was approved by the FDA in December 1996. Additionally, the FDA also approved Pfizer’s cholesterol-lowering medicine atorvastatin for the new indication to reduce stroke risk and heart attack in people with type 2 diabetes without evidence of heart disease, but with other risk factors.