Lipitor-Lipvas - 10mg-Atorvastatin

Lipitor-Lipvas - 10mg-Atorvastatin

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Lipitor - generic Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is an effective drug which is used in the treatment of high cholesterol. It is also used to reduce the risk of heart complications (such as heart stroke and heart attack) in individuals, who are suffering from diabetes type 2. Atorvastatin belongs to the class of drugs which are HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors. It decreases the level of low density lipoprotein and triglyceride present in the blood. It is available in various dose strengths like Atorvastatin 10mg, 20mg and 40mg.

Lipitor is brand name of Atorvastatin and it also available in an oral form named as Lipitor 40mg. The main active ingredient of Lipitor is Atorvastatin. It inhibits the activity of an enzyme HMG Co-A reductase. It results in the inhibition of formation of Mevalonate in cholesterol synthesis pathway. This activity decrease hepatic cholesterol level. This regulates the receptors of low density lipoproteins. As a result cholesterol level decreases in blood.

Atorvastatin should not be consumed by some individuals, as it is CONTRAINDICATED in some individuals; such as

• An individual, who is suffering from severe liver diseases, should not take this drug.
• This drug should not be consumed by pregnant and breastfeeding females.
• Individuals, who are allergic to Atorvastatin, should not consume this drug.

Atorvastatin should be kept at room temperature; away from heat and moisture. It should be kept away from children and pets.

Dosage of Atorvastatin:

Atorvastatin is available in the oral dosage form which is administered easily with water. It is available in various dose strengths.

For prevention of cardiovascular disorders, an adult individual should take 10mg to 40mg of this drug orally once a day. This dose should be adjusted at an interval of 2 to 4 weeks.

For hyperlipidemia, an adult individual should with a dose of 10 to 40mg orally once in day. It can be decreased and increased based upon the level of cholesterol in the blood. Dose adjustment should be done in 2 to 4 weeks.

For pediatric individuals, who are 10 to 17 years of age, it should be used in the treatment of heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. An individual should take 10mg once in a day. It should not be consumed more than 20mg in a day.

It should not be used in overdose, as it may cause various severe bad effects in the body. In case an individual administer overdose of this drug, then the individual should contact with doctor immediately.

In case, an individual miss the dose of this drug then the individual should take it as soon as he/she reminds it. If it is time for next dose, then go for next dose and left the missed one.

Some common side effects which are caused by the use of Atorvastatin are

• Pain in muscles and joints.
• Stomach discomfort and diarrhea.
• Nausea, loss of appetite and dark urine.

Lipitor Safety Tips

• It should not be used with some other drugs such as anti HIV, antibiotics, antifungal and birth control medications.
• It should be used with extra care in case of muscle pain, kidney disorders, seizures and infections.
• Individuals should not take grapefruit, alcohol and high fatty food with this medication.

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