Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) is an oral HMG CoA reductase inhibitor used to treat patients with high cholesterol. It is normally prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the best results. The medication operates by reducing the levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while raising levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins). This action can reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, or heart disease. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) should be used according to the instructions of your physician to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage will be determined by your weight, health, age, and the severity of your condition. These should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice as this may increase the amount of medication released into the bloodstream. Do not change the form of the tablets before use by crushing, chewing, or splitting them as this may destroy or alter 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 Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Some patients using Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any serious side effects such as confusion, swelling, weight gain, flu symptoms, severe pain, signs of dehydration, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require emergency medical assistance or alterations to your regimen to prevent these health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to aspartame, or if you have liver disease or unexplained raised results in liver function tests. Also disclose if you are over the age of seventy, consume large amounts of alcohol, or have hereditary muscle disorders, porphyrias, history of stroke, history of liver disease, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to your regimen.
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 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.