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Atorvastatin is a statin medication used to lower cholesterol. It can be used if you've been diagnosed with high blood cholesterol and to help prevent heart problems in the future. Results can be seen in 4 weeks.
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What is Atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin is a medication used to lower cholesterol. It belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is often prescribed for those with high blood cholesterol and to prevent heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
How does it work?
This medication works by reducing the activity of a particular enzyme found in the liver that is responsible for producing cholesterol. By reducing the production of this enzyme, there will be less cholesterol in the body and a higher likelihood of preventing circulatory problems.
Is Atorvastatin suitable for me?
Atorvastatin is suitable for most adults and children over 10 years. It may not be suitable for you if you have certain medical conditions or take some medications. Ask your doctor today if Atorvastatin is right for you.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- Inflamed nasal passages
- Sore throat
- Bloody nose
- Allergic reactions
- Increase in blood sugar levels
- Increase in creatine kinase in the blood
- Digestive problems including nausea, diarrhoea and indigestion
- Pain in the joints, muscles or back
- Abnormal liver function
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
Atorvastatin Patient Leaflet
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Atorvastatin.
Take one whole tablet once a day with a sip of water.
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Atorvastatin is a prescription medication used to treat high cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as statins. Statins work by reducing the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver. Atorvastatin can help improve your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions.
Atorvastatin is available in tablet form and is usually taken once daily with or without food. The dosage may be increased if needed to achieve desired cholesterol levels. Side effects of atorvastatin include headache, muscle pain, and nausea. Atorvastatin can also cause serious side effects such as liver damage, kidney problems, and an increased risk of diabetes. It is important to take atorvastatin as your doctor prescribed it, and never stop taking this drug without discussing it with your healthcare provider first.
If you are considering taking atorvastatin, or have already started this medication, it is important to tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements. You should also inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes. Atorvastatin may not be the right cholesterol medication for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all of your options before starting any new medication.
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What is the most serious side effect for Atorvastatin?
The most serious side effect of Atorvastatin is liver damage. Symptoms of liver damage include yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, and pain in the upper right abdomen. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking Atorvastatin and contact your doctor immediately. Liver damage can be fatal. Other serious side effects of Atorvastatin include kidney damage, muscle pain and weakness, and rare instances of allergic reactions. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking the medication and contact your doctor immediately.
What is the difference between Atorvastatin and Atorvastatin Calcium?
Atorvastatin and Atorvastatin Calcium are both prescription medications used to treat high cholesterol. They are structurally similar and have similar side effects. However, Atorvastatin is available in a generic form, while Atorvastatin Calcium is not. Talk to your doctor about which medication is right for you.
Is this medication suited for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
Who should not take Atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin is not recommended for people with liver disease or who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended for people who are taking certain other medications, such as gemfibrozil, cimetidine, or niacin. Talk to your doctor before taking Atorvastatin if you have any of these conditions.
When to take Atorvastatin morning or night?
You can take Atorvastatin at any time of day, with or without food. However, if you take it with food, it may take longer for the medication to start working. Talk to your doctor about the best time for you to take Atorvastatin.
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