What effect does grapefruit have on Lipitor?

Answer Many medications cause dangerous interactions with other drugs when taken together, but, in some cases, things you eat and drink may also pose a threat. An example of this is the combination of gra... Read More »

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I take lipitor it says not to take it with grapefruit does that include orange juice?

Grapefruit juice contains flavonoids.There are enzymes in our intestines, specifically CYP3A4 and CYP1A2, that prevent "too much" medication from being absorbed as it passes through us.Flavinoids b... Read More »

Is muscle weakness a side effect of Lipitor?

Muscle weakness is a common side effect of Lipitor, especially among those who take the 40 mg dose. Up to 3.8 percent of subjects in clinical trials of the drug experienced either muscle weakness o... Read More »

Why should lipitor be taken at night?

Lipitor is a medication that is used to treat high cholesterol by lowering the body's cholesterol production. To ensure the maximum effectiveness of the medicine, doctors commonly recommend it to b... Read More »

When does Lipitor's patent end?

Businessweek reports that Lipitor's U.S. patent will expire in November 2011. The cholesterol medication generated $13 billion in 2009 sales and currently outsells all other drugs worldwide. Americ... Read More »