Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) is a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed along with a balanced diet and exercise to treat patients with high cholesterol. The medication reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins) while raising levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins). This can reduce the chances of heart attacks, heart disease, or strokes. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Always use Zarator (Atorvastatin) according to the directions of your doctor to get the best results. It is typically taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions may differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a snack is suggested before application if you experience nausea. Never crush, split, or chew the medication prior to use 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 Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Zarator (Atorvastatin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe muscle pain, unusual swelling, weight gain, confusion, increased urination, blurry vision, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or persistent symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to prevent further complications.
Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have active liver disease, lactose intolerance, or unexplained elevated results in liver tests. Also disclose if you have porphyrias, decreased kidney function, decreased liver function, a history of muscle disorders, hyperthyroidism, alcoholism, recent stroke, or if you are taking statin medications as these conditions may cause unexpected health complications.
Strictly use Zarator (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.
Zarator (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.