Generic Lipitor ASP, Atorvastatin/ Aspirin

The combination of Atorvastatin and Aspirin is used in the treatment of prevention of stroke, heart attack and other heart related diseases. Atorvastatin blocks the enzyme which is responsible for cholesterol production therefore working to lower lipid levels. Aspirin is a NSAID which is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which works by preventing the platelets from sticking together therefore preventing the formation of harmful blood clots. Atorvastatin and Aspirin help in reducing the bad cholesterol levels and increasing the good cholesterol levels.

Lipitor ASP

Atorvastatin / Aspirin

Ecosprin-AV, Lipicure AS, Aztor ASP

10

Sun Pharma, Intas Pharma, USV

Capsule

Atorvastatin 10 mg / Aspirin 75 mg

India

Atorvastatin

Uses
Atorvastatin is used in the treatment for reducing the increased cholesterol levels in blood.
How it Works
Atorvastatin isk nown as a statin and it works by selectively inhibiting the enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol. this then allows a reduction in the amount of cholesterol synthesized by the liver and a lowering of the lipoproteins and cholesterol circulating in the blood. Atorvastatin is used to prevent cardiovascular disease by lowering the production amount of cholesterol
Common Side effects
Patients who take Atorvastatin may suffer from such side effects; Vertigo, Diarrhoea, Digestive upset and flatulence, Musculoskeletal pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased glucose level in blood

Acetylsalicylic Acid(Aspirin)

Uses
Aspirin is used in the treatment to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain from conditions such as muscle aches, toothaches, common cold, and headaches. Aspirin is also used to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis.
How it Works
Aspirin is known as a salicylate and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).Aspirin blocks an enzyme called cyclooxygenase, or COX, and stops production of substances called prostaglandins that contribute to pain, swelling and fever.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Aspirin may suffer from such side effects; Gastrointestinal irritation, Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Bleeding disorder, Reduced blood platelets, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer Black, bloody, or tarry stools, Fever lasting longer than 3 days, Swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days

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