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How does lipitor interact with maoi medications?

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Lipitor, the brand name for atorvastatin, is a medication used to treat high cholesterol levels. It belongs to a class of drugs known as statins, which work by reducing the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver [1]. MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors), on the other hand, are a class of drugs typically used to treat depression [2].

According to the information available, there are no known significant interactions between Lipitor and MAOIs [3]. However, it is crucial to note that this does not mean that there are no potential interactions at all. It is always essential to consult with a healthcare provider or pharmacist before starting or combining any medications, including Lipitor and MAOIs, to ensure safe and effective treatment [4].

In summary, while there is no evidence of significant interactions between Lipitor and MAOIs, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before combining medications.

Sources:
[1] "Atorvastatin." MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 16 Feb. 2022, medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601265.html.
[2] "Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors." MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 16 Feb. 2022, medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/group/c14.html.
[3] "Atorvastatin (Oral Route) Interactions." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 1 Jan. 2021, mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/atorvastatin-oral-route/interactions/drg-20069812.
[4] "Drug Interactions." Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 1 Jan. 2022, mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/drug-interactions/symptoms-causes/syc-20371631.


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