Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium)
What is Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) used for?
Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) is a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed to treat patients with high levels of cholesterol. The medication operates by lowering levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while raising levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins). This can prevent potential heart disease, strokes, heart attack, or other complications caused by this condition. Your physician may also prescribe it for other reasons that are not listed here.
How should I use Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) is normally administered once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the doses whole along with a large glass of water to aid absorption. They may be taken with or without food but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience an upset stomach. Never crush, chew, or split the tablets before use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium)?
Some patients using Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Inform your physician about any symptoms that worry you or if more serious side effects appear including confusion, flu symptoms, increased thirst, blurry vision, severe muscle pain, darkened urine, severe nausea, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require emergency medical attention or adjustments to your dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Zarator (Atorvastatin Calcium) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, lactose intolerance, or raised results in liver function tests. Also disclose if you have hyperthyroidism, decreased kidney function, decreased liver function, history of strokes, porphyrias, or hereditary muscle disorders as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zarator (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.