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An associate of my regular cardiologist has prescribed

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An associate of my regular cardiologist has prescribed atorvastatin 40mg, even though my colesterol levels are normal. I had a stent in my LDA in may, and my regular cardiologist has me on Brilinta 90 mg 2xday. I am not sure about getting this prescription filled before my cardiologist returns from vacation. Is this a normal prescription for my circumstances?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Brilinta, synthroid and allopurinol, plus vitamin supplements
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not related to heart.
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: My family has no history of heart disease. Since my stent in May, my health is good.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

Hi. I am Dr Abid.Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply.

Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

As you have had stent in LAD , and even you have normal Cholesterol levels , but as per guidelines still you need to be on Statins and Atorvastatin belong to this group of drug .

This is because of the fact that statins in addition to reducing Cholesterol can have Antinflammatory effect and stabalizes the Plaque in arteries , this is called Pleotropic property of statins .

And this was proved in one of the great trial called JUPITER trial , so you must be on Atorvastain please .

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