Can lipid lowering drug be stopped if the cholesterol level becomes normal?
Q: If one is prescribed Atorvastatin to control blood cholesterol can it be stopped if the cholesterol level drops within the safe limits?
A:I would recommend the targets to achieve are: 1. Blood cholesterol of less than 150 2. LDL <100 3. TG <150 4. HDL >40 in men and >50 in women If you achieve this, then one can stop the lipid-lowering drug and follow the lifestyle methods to keep the cholesterol level low, including diet and exercise modifications, and no alcohol or smoking.