Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed to treat patients suffering from high levels of cholesterol. It operates by lowering the levels of cholesterol released by the liver to reduce levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins) and raise levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins). This can prevent the occurrence of serious conditions such as strokes, heart attacks, coronary heart disease, or type 2 diabetes. It is commonly prescribed along with regular exercise and a proper diet for the best effects. Your doctor may use it along with other medications or to treat other conditions not listed here.
How should I use Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) should always be used according to the instructions provided by your doctor to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting the medication as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Side effects that may occur while using Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe headaches, fever, flu symptoms, increased thirst, confusion, darkened urine, severe nausea, vomiting, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further complications from occurring.
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to aspartame, or who have active liver disease or unexplained raised results in liver function tests. Also inform your doctor if you drink a large amount of alcohol, if you have an underactive thyroid, a history of strokes, a history of hereditary muscle disorders, porphyrias, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Atorlip (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.
Atorlip (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.