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Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol in the body. This medication is used to treat high cholesterol, to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attacks in people with high cholesterol or coronary heart disease.
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What is Lipitor?
Lipitor is a statin medication. Statins are lipid (fat) regulating medications that stabilise the fatty, hardened parts of the arteries, known as plaques that may form when you have high cholesterol.
How does it work?
Lipitor lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It works by slowing down the production of the LDL-cholesterol in the liver. The liver then takes cholesterol out of the blood, which lowers the cholesterol levels in the blood.
Is Lipitor suitable for me?
Lipitor is intended for use when lifestyle changes to diet and exercise have been unable to lower cholesterol levels on their own. If you are at a higher risk of heart disease, Lipitor can be used to reduce the risk even when cholesterol levels are normal.
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
- Inflammation of the nasal passages
- Pain in the throat
- Nose bleed
- Allergic reactions
- Increases in blood sugar levels
- Increase in blood creatine kinase
- Constipation, wind, indigestion, diarrhoea
- Joint pain, muscle pain and back pain
- Blood test results that show your liver function can become abnormal
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.
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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Lipitor.
The usual starting dose is 10mg once a day for adults and children aged 10 years and older.
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You should not take Lipitor if you are allergic to atorvastatin, or if you have liver disease.
Lipitor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Some people taking Lipitor to develop joint pain, muscle aches, or weakness. These side effects usually go away after a short time. Tell your doctor if you have any unusual side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
Do not breast feed while taking Lipitor 20 mg. This medication may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. If you use a breast pump during this time, throw out any milk you collect. Do not feed it to your baby.
Lipitor can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects if the mother takes the medication during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Lipitor.
If you have been instructed by your doctor to follow a special diet (such as low-cholesterol), be sure to follow the diet closely. Do not share Lipitor with other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lipitor as it may increase some of the side effects of atorvastatin, such as liver damage or stomach pain.
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol while taking Lipitor. Lipitor works best if you take it with a low-fat meal.
To be sure Lipitor is not causing harmful effects, your blood may need to be tested often. You may also need eye exams and tests for diabetes. Visit your doctor regularly.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High cholesterol has no symptoms. You may need to take Lipitor on a long-term basis for the treatment of high cholesterol.
If you have any questions about Lipitor, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.
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What is the difference between Lipitor and Crestor?
Lipitor and Crestor are both medications that are used to treat high cholesterol. They work in similar ways and have similar side effects. However, there are some key differences between the two medications. For example, Lipitor is a prescription-only medication while Crestor is available over-the-counter. Additionally, Lipitor is taken once a day while Crestor is taken twice a day. If you are unsure which medication is right for you, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Is weight gain a side effect of Lipitor?
Weight gain is not a common side effect of Lipitor. However, it has been reported in a small number of people taking the medication. If you experience any unwanted side effects while taking Lipitor, including weight gain, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Is this medication suitable 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.
What are the long term side effects of Lipitor?
Lipitor is generally considered to be a safe medication with few long-term side effects. However, as with all medications, there is a small risk that serious side effects could occur. Some of the potential long-term side effects of Lipitor include liver damage, kidney problems, and an increased risk of developing diabetes. If you are concerned about any potential side effects, you should speak to your doctor for further advice.
When should you take a Lipitor?
There is no definitive answer to this question as the correct answer depends on various individual factors. However, in general, it is recommended that you take a Lipitor at night before going to bed. This is because taking the medication at night has been shown to be more effective in reducing cholesterol levels than taking it in the morning. Additionally, taking Lipitor at night may help to reduce the risk of side effects such as muscle aches and pains. If you have any concerns about when to take your Lipitor, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
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