I take "High Dose" Lipitor for my MS; i.e. 80mg/day. As Lipitor does not have to be taken at a certain time of the day (unlike some statins), I split my dose into three smaller doses. The reason I do this is twofold. 1) to give me better medicated coverage throughout the 24 hours 2) I *think* the lower peak plasma level may limit the risk of poisoning (such as which might cause liver damage)L wrote:The researchers found that high-dose statins caused 2.4 times as many cases of liver damage as low-dose statins, or 271 cases per 100,000 patients."
CureOrBust wrote:I got them checked fairly often in the start, as I was also being monitored because I started Rebif (no one knew at the time they were a bad mix)
As they were OK, my GP (that prescribes my Lipitor) isn't too concerned, and the longer I have gone without any problems, the more comfortable he is. I probably get em checked about 4 times a year. I actually push it, as I like to know my uric acid levels, and they are on the same test results.
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