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Best and Cheapest Source for Atorvastatin

Posted on 03/17/2012 6:38:36 PM PDT by Mean Daddy

Just looking for some Freeper help on where the best and cheapest place to purchase Atorvastatin (generic Lipitor) is. Would be interested in online, clubs (Sam's Club) etc.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: cholesterol; diabetes; statin
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Just trying to tap into the vast wealth of member knowledge. I thank you in advance for your insight.
1 posted on 03/17/2012 6:38:43 PM PDT by Mean Daddy
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To: Mean Daddy

Before Lipitor went generic I was getting the generic from Canada. Cheaper than my copayments plus, if you buy in quantity (100 of more pills), the pharmacy ships free.

If you’re interested, I’ll give you the link.


2 posted on 03/17/2012 6:43:12 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Mean Daddy

If you’d like to consider an alternative...
http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2007/07/wheat-belly.html
http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/saturated-fat/wheat-belly/


3 posted on 03/17/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Mean Daddy

That would be great and I have noticed that the cheapest prices are Canada, but I thought it was illegal to purchase from their. Do you use a credit card?


4 posted on 03/17/2012 6:47:21 PM PDT by Mean Daddy
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To: Mean Daddy

Atorvastatin’s improvement in efficacy over simvastatin is slight. I wouldn’t pay much more for it.


5 posted on 03/17/2012 6:49:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Mean Daddy

That stuff is horrible for you. Probably give you diabetes.


6 posted on 03/17/2012 6:51:45 PM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: steve86

A comparison of atorvastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin, based on their effectiveness against placebos, found that, at commonly prescribed doses, there are no statistically significant differences among agents in reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.[14]^ Zhou Z, Rahme E, Pilote L (2006). “Are statins created equal? Evidence from randomized trials of pravastatin, simvastatin, and atorvastatin for cardiovascular disease prevention”. Am. Heart J. 151 (2): 273–81. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2005.04.003. PMID 16442888.


7 posted on 03/17/2012 6:52:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: WriteOn
The OP was asking for member knowledge, not blatant ignorance.
8 posted on 03/17/2012 6:54:40 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Mean Daddy

Same here for the Canada don’t think that generic has made it onto anyone’s $4 list yet. Or get your doc to give you another statin that is on one of the $4 list or $10 for 3 months that seem to be the rage now. All 4 of my BP meds are on the Walgreens list only 3 of them on everybody elses.


9 posted on 03/17/2012 6:57:23 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: Mean Daddy

Cut sugar out of your diet and you won’t need statins.


10 posted on 03/17/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: fatnotlazy

Do they have Viagra? Just asking.


11 posted on 03/17/2012 7:16:01 PM PDT by BipolarBob (When do the salmon return to Capistrano?)
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To: Mean Daddy

Statins damage your liver and deplete your coenzyme Q10 levels. Please get your liver enzymes checked every 3 months.


12 posted on 03/17/2012 7:18:43 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: BipolarBob

I don’t need it, so I never asked. LOL


13 posted on 03/17/2012 7:18:58 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Mean Daddy

Go to the Pfizer website and download a coupon for 12 months at $4/month for name brand Lipitor II’ve been using it at Walmart since January.


14 posted on 03/17/2012 7:19:58 PM PDT by HonorInPa
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To: Mean Daddy

I’m with the “get a Rx for a cheaper statin” crowd. Buying medication out-of-country is a crapshoot at best. You may get the medicine, you may get pressed cornstarch, or you may get something worse. Much worse.


15 posted on 03/17/2012 7:29:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: WriteOn

“That stuff is horrible for you. Probably give you diabetes..”

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My cardiologist said that’s not true. You are most likely to develop diabetes from poor eating habits and no exercise. However, it is true that the liver has to be monitored via blood tests periodically because there is a chance of liver damage. For the record, I’ve been taking dragons for five years now with no problems. In fact, given my weakened heart, I believe Lipitor and other meds have saved my life.


16 posted on 03/17/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Slings and Arrows

Depends on the pharmacy you are dealing with. The one I use in Canada either sends the meds itself or gets them from western Europe or even the US. No third world countries. And yes, I had a friend who works in a lab test some Plavix I received from this pharmacy and it was legit.


17 posted on 03/17/2012 7:37:50 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: toothfairy86
Please get your liver enzymes checked every 3 months.

They stopped doing that several years ago because the actual incidence of liver problems is so low. Sure, they may throw in an LFT order on a serum test for another reason but it's not required. On the CoQ10, it does seem to be essential for me to take the supplements otherwise I get the myalgias.

18 posted on 03/17/2012 7:40:23 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: fatnotlazy

I have ordered and taken RX from Ranbaxy and another Indian pharmaceutical company with no problems. They are actually working QA harder than the western companies in some ways. Some drugs are much cheaper others about the same.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_industry_in_India


19 posted on 03/17/2012 7:45:05 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: fatnotlazy

I’m glad you’ve had a good experience so far, but there are other considerations. Off the top of my head:

1. If Walgreen’s or CVS screws up, you know where to find them. If these guys fornicate the canine, you’d have a harder time.

2. Are these guys going to call your doctor if they find a potential medication interaction? Do they even have your Rx information beyond the atorvastatin?


20 posted on 03/17/2012 7:49:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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