Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) is an oral statin medication prescribed to treat patients with high levels of cholesterol. It operates by reducing levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while increasing the levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins). It is normally prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to reduce the risk of heart disease, strokes, or heart attacks. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The best dosage will be determined by your weight, age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before administration if you experience nausea. Do not split, crush, or chew the tablets to prevent unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Side effects associated with the use of Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) include:
More serious side effect that may require medical assistance are confusion, severe muscle pain, unusual swelling, increased thirst, severe drowsiness, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to aspartame, lactose intolerant, or if you have active liver disease or unexplained raised results in liver function tests. Also inform you physician if you are elderly or have a history of stroke, porphyrias, hypothyroidism, alcoholism, muscle disorders, decreased kidney function, or a history of liver problems. These conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring alterations to your regimen to prevent them from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lipvas (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 are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as 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.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.