Can You Drink Alcohol With Statins?

What should you not drink with atorvastatin?

Avoid drinking alcohol.

It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

Grapefruit may interact with atorvastatin and lead to unwanted side effects.

Avoid drinking more than 1 liter of grapefruit juice while taking atorvastatin..

Which alcohol is easiest on liver?

Bellion Vodka is the first commercially-made alcohol with NTX technology — a glycyrrhizin, mannitol and potassium sorbate blend that is clinically proven to be easier on your liver.

Do statins make you pee more?

The study also found that statins were linked to fewer sleep disturbances, but an increase in reports of needing to urinate at night and urinate more frequently, while there were too few reports of cognitive problems to draw any conclusions.

Do statins make you gain weight?

Takehiro Sugiyama and colleagues, the statin users gained more weight. “The increase of BMI [body mass index] was faster for statin-users than for non-users. The importance of dietary composition may need to be reemphasized for statin-users.”

Can I drink alcohol while taking atorvastatin?

Yes, you can drink alcohol while taking atorvastatin. However, drinking a lot of alcohol may mean you’re more likely to get muscle and liver side effects. Try not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week.

How much alcohol can you drink with statins?

Alcohol and cholesterol medications known as statins: you may consider moderating your alcohol intake because statins mixed with alcohol may elevate triglyceride levels and possibly lead to liver damage. If you drink more than 2 glasses of alcohol daily, discuss this interaction with your doctor.

What foods should be avoided when taking statins?

Grapefruit juice is the only food or drink that has a direct interaction with statins. Statins do not directly interact with any food but people taking statins should moderate their intake of saturated fats to help lower their LDL cholesterol and overall risk of cardiovascular disease.

Why you should never take statins?

Very rarely, statins can cause life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-ih-sis). Rhabdomyolysis can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. The risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million people taking statins.

Do statins age you faster?

They include memory loss, muscle pain, diabetes, cataracts, liver dysfunction, diabetes, fatigue and memory loss. Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the research published in the American Journal of Physiology, said: “Our study shows statins may speed up the ageing process.