Generic Name: Atorvastatin
Our Brand: Atropic, Rovator, Trovatin, Cardyl, Sotis, Torvast, Tozalip, Xavator
Popular Brand: Manufacturer: Valid For: 24 months
Atorvastatin is a medication used in the treatment of high cholesterol and to lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and other heart-related complications in persons with type 2 diabetes; coronary heart disease and other risk factors. The drug works by reducing the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood while at the same time boosting the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol. The drug is used in persons over the age of 10.
How to Use
To ensure the safe use of this medication, you should talk to your doctor first before a prescription is given. Let your doctor know if any of the following conditions apply to you:
- Liver disease
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Muscle weakness or pain
- History of kidney or liver disease
- History of stroke
- Thyroid disorder
- You take more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
Use Atorvastatin exactly as prescribed. The dose is usually taken once a day with or without any food. you should take the medicine at the same time every day so that you get the best results. Don’t break or crush the tablet. Swallow it whole.
You may be advised to stop using the Atorvastatin for a short time if you have:
- Severe low blood pressure
- Uncontrolled seizures
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Surgery or medical emergency
- Severe infection or illness
While using Atorvastatin, regular blood tests may be needed. This medicine should be used as part of a complete treatment program which includes diet, exercise and weight control. Follow the instructions given by your doctor keenly.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
Never take Atorvastatin if you are pregnant. You should inform your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Proper birth control method should be used to prevent pregnancy when using the medicine. The drug may also pass into breast milk and harm a breastfeeding baby.
Store at room temperature and far from direct heat and moisture.
- Serious allergic reaction: rash, swelling/itching. Severe dizziness, trouble breathing
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Signs of a stroke
- Muscle or joint pain
- Upset stomach
The use of Atorvastatin may case the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissues. This may lead to kidney failure. The condition is more likely in older adults and in persons with kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism. Call your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle tenderness, pain, or weakness more so if you have a fever, dark colored urine and unusual tiredness.