Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
This medication is manufactured in Turkey.
Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) is a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from high cholesterol. The medication reduces the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver raising levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins) while lowering levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins).This can lower the risk of strokes, heart attacks, or other risk factors associated with high cholesterol. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) to get the most effective results from treatment. The medication is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will depend on your symptoms and health condition. Swallow the doses whole with a full glass of water. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets before use to prevent destroying or changing the effects of their contents. If you have any questions about the medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Inform your doctor about any symptoms that worry you or if more serious side effects occur including confusion, severe muscle pain, fatigue, unusual swelling, decreased urination, increased thirst, discoloured urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require immediate medical attention or adjustments to your regimen to prevent potential health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) if you have active liver disease or unexplained raised results in liver function tests. Also inform your doctor if you have hypothyroidism, consume large amounts of alcohol, recent stroke, porphyrias, or decreased liver function as these conditions may require adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly use Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.