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What are the nursing implications for Lipitor?

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What are the nursing implications for Lipitor?

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The nursing implications for Lipitor are as follows. It is important to obtain a dietary history of the patient (looking specifically for fat consumption). Regular eye exams are recommended for See also:
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the patient while taking Lipitor. Before, during (typically every four to six weeks) and after the therapy, measure serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Nurses should monitor liver function tests and if the patient develops muscle tenderness, CPK levels should also be monitored. Patient should be advised of the following things. Do not skip doses or double doses when one is missed. Avoid grapefruit juice while taking Lipitor. Restriction of patient's diet is highly urged to help Lipitor to work properly. The patient should notify a healthcare professional if any unexpected symptoms arise.Medlineplus, wikipedia, google site


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