Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) is a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor used to treat patients who are suffering from high levels of cholesterol. The medication operates by boosting levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins) while reducing levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins). This action can prevent cardiac conditions as well as reduce the chances of a heart attack. The medication is normally prescribed to be used along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the best results from treatment. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once daily, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
The use of Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are confusion, severe headaches, severe muscle pain, urinary retention, unusual swelling, increased thirst, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Tell your doctor about any unusual symptoms you experience to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health complications from occurring.
Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to aspartame, or who have active liver disease or unexpected raised results in liver function tests. You are also advised to inform your doctor if you consume large amounts of alcohol, have an underactive thyroid, porphyrias, a history of strokes, hereditary muscle disorders, reduced kidney function, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems that require special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Lipvas (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.
Lipvas (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.