Lipitor Drug Interactions

Diltiazem
Diltiazem can increase the level of Lipitor in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Lipitor with diltiazem.
 
Efavirenz (Sustiva)
Sustiva may decrease the level of Lipitor in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to increase your Lipitor dosage to prevent this interaction from occurring.
 
Fibrates
Taking a fibrate and Lipitor at the same time may increase your risk of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (see Lipitor and Muscle Pain). Check with your healthcare provider before combining these medications (see Lipitor and Lopid Warning for more information).
 
Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice can increase the level of Lipitor in your blood, increasing your risk of dangerous side effects. It is best to avoid grapefruit juice altogether while you are taking this drug. If you are being treated with Lipitor and want to continue eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice, talk to your doctor about other cholesterol medications that you can take (see Lipitor and Grapefruit for more information).
 
Niacin (Nicotinic Acid, Niacor, Nicolar)
Combining niacin with Lipitor may increase the risk of serious muscle problems, such as myopathy or rhabdomyolysis (see Lipitor and Muscle Pain). Do not combine these medications without your healthcare provider's approval (see Lipitor and Niacin).
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