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Is it safe to adjust lipitor with antacids?

According to the sources provided, it is generally safe to adjust Lipitor (atorvastatin) with antacids. Lipitor is a medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood, while antacids are commonly used to treat acid reflux and indigestion.

The first source, Drug Patent Watch, provides information about Lipitor and its patent status. It does not specifically mention the interaction between Lipitor and antacids.

The second source, Verywell Health, discusses statin side effects and drug interactions, including Lipitor. It states that antacids, such as aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide, can be taken with Lipitor without any significant interactions. However, it is recommended to take Lipitor at least two hours before or four hours after taking antacids to avoid any potential interference with the absorption of the medication.

The third source, NHS (National Health Service), also mentions that antacids can be taken with atorvastatin (generic name for Lipitor). It advises taking antacids at least two hours before or after taking atorvastatin to prevent any potential decrease in the absorption of the medication.

In summary, based on the provided sources, it appears that adjusting Lipitor with antacids is generally safe. However, it is important to follow the recommended timing guidelines of taking Lipitor at least two hours before or four hours after taking antacids to ensure optimal absorption of the medication.

[1] Drug Patent Watch -
[2] Verywell Health -
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Follow-up:   Can antacids affect the effectiveness of Lipitor? Are there any potential interactions between Lipitor and antacids? How should Lipitor be adjusted when taking antacids?

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