Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) is used together with a proper diet and exercise regime to help lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people at risk from this occurring. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as MG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins, which work by reducing levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides in the blood, while simultaneously increasing levels of HDL (good cholesterol). This helps to prevent the buildup of bad cholesterols in the blood vessels.
How should I use Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) tablets should be taken orally, with or without food. Patients are sometimes directed to take one tablet per day. It is important to take it at the same time each day. The exact dosage required, will vary for each individual patient, depending on the condition being treated. Patients should always consult their physician prior to commencing treatment with this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed, and never exceed the prescribed dosage.
What are the side effects of Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Patients may notice some side effects when taking Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium), such as:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any other more serious side effects occur, such as fatigue, an increase in weight, fever, stomach pain or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should never be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.