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Drug Interactions With Atorvastatin

Other Statins
Atorvastatin is a statin medication. Combining it with other statin medications may increase the risk of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (see Lipitor and Muscle Pain). In general, you should not use more than one statin at the same time.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Taking atorvastatin with a protease inhibitor may increase the level of atorvastatin in your blood. This can increase your risk of side effects, including serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (see Lipitor and Muscle Pain). Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your progress closely and make necessary dosing adjustments.
 
Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice is a supplement used to lower cholesterol. Taking atorvastatin with red yeast rice may increase your risk of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (see Lipitor and Muscle Pain). In general, you should not use these products together.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Atorvastatin

It is possible that not every drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the atorvastatin drug interactions that may apply to you.
 
Also, because a number of these medicines can increase the risk of serious muscle problems, if you have any unexplained muscle pain, muscle aches, or weakness (especially if you have a fever or feel ill), contact your healthcare provider immediately.
 
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