Atorvastatin


Zentiva | Atorvastatin (Medication)


Desc:

Atorvastatin is used for the treatment of elevated total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides and to elevate HDL cholesterol. The effectiveness of atorvastatin in lowering cholesterol is dose-related, meaning that higher doses reduce cholesterol more.

Atorvastatin prevents angina, stroke, heart attack, hospitalization for congestive heart failure, and revascularization procedures in individuals with coronary artery disease. Atorvastatin reduces the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, angina and revascularization procedures in adults with multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease.

Atorvastatin also prevents heart attacks and strokes in patients with type 2 diabetes with multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease. ...

Side Effect:

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using atorvastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness with fever or flu symptoms; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:mild nausea or stomach pain, stomach upset, heartburn; constipation, bloating, gas; stuffy nose; or itching, skin rash; or headache. ...

Precaution:

The following are reasons why atorvastatin may not be suitable for you:kidney problems; reduced thyroid function (hypothyroidism); repeated or unexplained muscle pain, personal or family history of muscle problems; muscle problems while taking medicines to reduce the amount of lipids (eg other statins or fiber); drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly; having liver disease; aged over 70 years.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to atorvastatin, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. ...