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How long before meals should lipitor be taken?

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Lipitor, a medication used to treat high cholesterol levels, should typically be taken at night, regardless of meals [1]. The drug's active ingredient, atorvastatin, works by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol [2].

The timing of Lipitor administration is not strictly tied to meals but is more dependent on the body's natural rhythm. Studies have shown that atorvastatin is more effective when taken in the evening, as this is when the body typically produces the most cholesterol [3].

However, it's always best to follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider or pharmacist, as individual circumstances may warrant different dosage schedules [1].

Sources:
[1] https://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/lipitor-atorvastatin
[2] https://www.drugs.com/lipitor.html
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3143351/
(Note: DrugPatentWatch.com was not used as a source as it does not provide information related to the timing of Lipitor administration.)


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