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;
Digestive upset and flatulence,
Increased liver enzymes,
Increased glucose level in blood
Atorvastatin works against cholesterol production in the liver. It helps to reduce weight by decreasing the fat levels in the blood. Atorvastatin works by filtering the agent HMG-CoA reductase in the blood. This drug is manufactured by Torrent, BioGeniccs, ZYDUS, INTAS, Ranbaxy, SUN PHARMA. Atorvastatin has the US brand name Lipitor and other brand names such as Lipvas and Atorlip5. Atorvastatin is available in the form of tablets.
The main component of the drug is ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM. It has a reported molecular weight of 1209.42. The pH of this drug is 7.4. Inactive components are magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, simethicone emulsion, and lactose monohydrate.
Atorvastatin reduces the fat in the blood and also allows control over the liver. Atorvastatin reduces weight without having the need to follow heavy diet or exercises. Atorvastatin shows immediate action to reducing weight and controlling fat. Atorvastatin is used to overcome major problems such as liver diseases, urination problems, and heart attack.
Dosage and administration
The dosage depends upon the medical conditions of the patients and their age. You need to explain your previous medical conditions and medications with your doctor. Depending on your medical condition and physical fitness doctor will be able to advise you on the dosage and regularity of the drug. It is necessary that you follow the diet and exercise manual given by the doctors. The medicine should be taken after food.
You can take Atorvastatin four hours after taking your regular medications. Old people should consult with the doctors and get advice before taking Atorvastatin. Pregnant women and breastfeeding women should avoid these medicines As it may affect the foetus.
You should be careful with your diet and exercises as Atorvastatin effects cholesterol levels. You should not take double dose of Atorvastatin . You should take Atorvastatin on a regular basis as advised by the doctor.
You may face breathing problems after taking Atorvastatin. It may also cause tiredness. Seek medical attention if you experience any discomfort or feel any unusual way.
Atorvastatin should be kept away from children and pets. Atorvastatin should be stored at room temperature of 23-25 degrees. Atorvastatin should be kept away from extreme heat, direct sunlight or moisture.