what will happen if you stop taking lipitor cold turkey
Side effects if you stop taking lipitor and you have been on it for 3years?
- 30 Dec 2011 by jtaft
- lipitor, high cholesterol, side effect, hyperlipoproteinemia type iii (elevated beta-vldl + idl)
4 Jan 2012
Nothing major will happen immediately if you stop taking Lipitor abruptly. You won't have any withdrawal symptoms, etc. BUT in the long term your cholesterol will rise and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. I would recommend that you let your doctor know before you stop taking Lipitor.
4 Jan 2012
I have a next door neighbor that has done the same thing and as Marvell has said the thing that has happened to her was exactly as Marvell said her cholesterol is way way too high and she is on a different medication but it isn't a good idea to do this without first discusiing this with your physician, if you like her experienced problems the doctor can work to find an alternative but the cardiologists usually want to continue cholestrol medications especially with cardiovascular problems involved. I wish you the very best caringsonbj (Billy)
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