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Is it safe to take lipitor and drink red wine daily?

Lipitor is a medication used to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke [1]. According to a Harvard Health Publishing article, moderate alcohol consumption, defined as up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men, may have a protective effect on the heart [2]. However, alcohol can interfere with the effectiveness of statins, including Lipitor, and increase the risk of side effects such as liver damage and muscle pain [2]. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before consuming alcohol while taking Lipitor or any other medication. Additionally, it is recommended to limit alcohol consumption and maintain a healthy lifestyle to manage high cholesterol levels [3].

[1] DrugPatentWatch. (n.d.). Lipitor - Tradename Details. Retrieved October 13, 2021, from
[2] Harvard Health Publishing. (2019, April). Do alcohol and statins mix? Retrieved October 13, 2021, from
[3] Sutter Health. (n.d.). Alcohol Consumption & High Cholesterol. Retrieved October 13, 2021, from

Follow-up:   What are the risks of mixing Lipitor and red wine? Can Lipitor affect the absorption of red wine? How does Lipitor interact with red wine in the body?

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