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Atorvastatin

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Before taking atorvastatin, let your healthcare provider know if you have:
 
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are already taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Atorvastatin for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
  

How Does Atorvastatin Work?

Atorvastatin is part of a class of drugs called statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors). It works by blocking a particular enzyme -- HMG-CoA reductase -- that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. This causes the liver to make less cholesterol. It also:
 
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