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Lipitor and krill oil taken together?

Hi there i have high LDL cholesterol. Can i take lipitor 10mg and krill oil 1000mg together daily??
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replied February 20th, 2013
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Krill oil is a good source of omega fatty acids and antioxidants. It is considered good for patients with heart disease, high levels of certain blood fats (triglycerides), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, osteoarthritis, depression, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and painful menstrual periods.

Krill oil contains fatty acids similar to fish oil. These fats are thought to be beneficial fats that decrease swelling, lower cholesterol, and reduce blood clotting related conditions.

There is usually no contraindication for use of krill oil supplements along with medications like lipitor. In some cases if the improvement in cholesterol levels is achieved earlier and can also help to reduce the need for lipitor on a long term. This will depend on your actual blood cholesterol levels.

But you should consult with your treating doctors, before you start taking any supplements and also make sure that you do not have allergies to any seafood products.

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