ABOUT THE DRUG:
Atorvastatin is an oral drug that decreases the cholesterol levels in the blood. It belongs to the class of drugs known as Statins. They help in lowering the high cholesterol levels in blood. It decreases the LDL cholesterol (bad) levels in the body. This all decreases the risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular complication.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of Dyslipidemia, reduces risk of cardiovascular conditions like stroke, unstable angina and myocardial infarction
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Atorvastatin is a drug that lowers the cholesterol levels in the body. Atorvastatin is HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and plays a central role in synthesis of cholesterol. It stops the activity of the enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase and has a key role in cholesterol production. Atorvastatin increases the removal of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and high triglyceride levels from the body. It increases the HDL (good cholesterol) levels and prevents deposition of fats in body tissues.
Lipvas 10 mg is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical giant in India. It is available on our websites and you can buy Lipvas 10 mg online at 24x7pharma.com.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
Atorvastatin tablets have the following five strengths that are available on our website:
n Lipvas 10 mg
nLipvas 20 mg
nLipvas 40 mg
nAtorva 5 mg
nAtorva 80 mg
nYou can easily buy Lipvas 10 mg online at 24x7pharma.com.
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
nAre pregnant or planning to become pregnant
nAre breastfeeding, as the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the feeding baby
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
nAre allergic to Atorvastatin
nHave history of liver disease
nHave kidney disease
nHave muscle pain or weakness
nHave a hypo or hyperthyroidism
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
nAlways take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. The general recommended dose is 10 mg or 20 mg is given. This dose can be increased up to 80 mg depending upon the patients condition. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
nYou must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. Atorvastatin is taken once daily with or without food. It is a best way to take the medicine same time daily, because it shows best results and helps to remember the dose time.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
nIt is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So, before stopping the drug intake, always consult your physician first.
nIn case of overdose, one should immediately consult with his doctor. Accidental overdose can be prevented if the patient remains vigilant of the doses and do not double up the dose for a missed one.
nTake it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose then skip the dose and take your next dose on the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LIPVAS 10MG:
n• Muscular pain
n• Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness
n• Swelling, weight gain and increased thirst
n• Hunger, dry mouth and drowsiness
n• Dry skin, abdominal pain , itching , dark colored stools
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
nAlways inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non-prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Atorvastatin:
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
nKeep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children
nDont use the expired medicine
nKeep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
nEat low fat diet and exercise regularly
nThis drug passes into breast milk and may prove harmful for the child
nLimit the intake of Alcohol as it may increase the drowsiness effect
nAlong with this drug, diet exercise and weight control are also needed
nDont exceed the recommended dose
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