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Brand Name Atorvastatin
Generic Name Atorvastatin
Category Lipid Lowering Agent
Medication 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg

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What is Atorvastatin (Generic Atorvastatin) and what are its uses?
How does Atorvastatin (Generic Atorvastatin) treat?
Dosage: How should you take Atorvastatin (Generic Atorvastatin)?
Effect of other drugs consumed with Atorvastatin (Generic Atorvastatin)
What should you watch for while taking Atorvastatin (Generic Atorvastatin)?
Possible Side effects of Atorvastatin (Generic Atorvastatin)

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What is Atorvastatin and what are its uses?

Atorvastatin blocks the body's ability to make cholesterol.  

Atorvastatin can help lower blood cholesterol for patients who are at risk of getting heart disease or a stroke. Atorvastatin is only for patients whose cholesterol level is not controlled by diet. Atorvastatin is not a cure.

How does Atorvastatin treat?

Atorvastatin is a type of medicine called a statin. Atorvastatin works by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver.

Atorvastatin decreases the production of LDL cholesterol by blocking the action of the enzyme in the liver (called HMG-CoA reductase) that is responsible for its production. This decreases the amount of cholesterol in the liver cells, which causes them to take up LDL cholesterol from the blood. The decreased cholesterol production and increased removal of LDL cholesterol from the blood ultimately results in lowered blood cholesterol levels.

As the body produces most cholesterol at night, statins are generally more effective if taken at night.

Atorvastatin also causes a small decrease in the production of other 'bad fats' in the blood called triglycerides, and a small increase in the level of HDL cholesterol. This results in lowered levels of 'bad fats' and raised levels of 'good fats' in the blood.

Atorvastatin has an important role in the prevention of coronary heart disease. They reduce the risk of excess cholesterol being deposited in the major blood vessels of the heart. Any blockage in the blood vessels limits the amount of blood and therefore oxygen being carried to the heart muscle. In severe cases this can result in a heart attack (myocardial infarction).

Atorvastatin also reduces the risk of stroke by decreasing the risk of excess cholesterol being deposited in the blood vessels leading to the brain. These fat deposits can cause blockage and therefore limit blood and oxygen supply to certain parts of the brain.  

Dosage: How should you take Atorvastatin?

Take Atorvastatin tablets orally.

Swallow the Atorvastatin tablets with a drink of water.

Atorvastatin can be taken at anytime of the day with or without food. Take your Atorvastatin doses at regular intervals. Do not take Atorvastatin more often than directed.

Atorvastatin dosage for Adults
The recommended starting dose of Atorvastatin is 10 or 20 milligrams once a day. The doctor may start with 40 milligrams of Atorvastatin daily if your LDL levels need to be reduced by more than 45 percent.

The doctor will check your cholesterol levels every 2 to 4 weeks and adjust the dose accordingly. The maximum recommended daily dose of Atorvastatin is 80 milligrams.

Atorvastatin dosage for Children
Use of Atorvastatin in children is rare. Atorvastatin has never been prescribed for children less than 9 years of age.

Have you skipped your Atorvastatin dose?
If you miss a dose of Atorvastatin, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose of Atorvastatin, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Atorvastatin.

If you take too much of Atorvastatin?
Incase of an overdose with Atorvastatin seek medical emergency immediately.

The symptoms of Atorvastatin overdose are not known.

Where should you store Atorvastatin?
Store Atorvastatin of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store Atorvastatin at controlled room temperature between 20 to 25 degrees C (68 to 77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused amount of Atorvastatin after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Atorvastatin
Atorvastatin tablets
are available in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg.

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Effect of other drugs consumed with Atorvastatin

The following drugs may interact with Atorvastatin. They may increase or decrease the activity of Atorvastatin

  • alchohol-containing beverages
  • amiodarone
  • barbiturates (examples: phenobarbital, butalbital, primidone)
  • antacids
  • birth control pills
  • bosentan
  • carbamazepine
  • certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, or troleandomycin
  • danazol
  • digoxin
  • diltiazem
  • grapefruit juice
  • herbal medicines such as Went Yeast (Cholestin) or St. John 's Wort
  • medicines for fungal infections (examples: fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole)
  • medicines for treating HIV infections
  • medicines that suppress your immune response (cyclosporine)
  • medicines to lower cholesterol or triglycerides (examples: colestipol, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, niacin)
  • medicine used to stop early pregnancy (mifepristone, RU-486 or Mifeprex)
  • nefazodone
  • nicardipine
  • oxcarbazepine
  • phenytoin
  • pioglitazone
  • rifampin, rifabutin, or rifapentine
  • verapamil

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Atorvastatin works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin should not be used if you suffer from active liver disease.

Atorvastatin is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that Atorvastatin is known to cause birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy. Do not take Atorvastatin if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Atorvastatin passes into breast milk. Do not take Atorvastatin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Atorvastatin should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Atorvastatin and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

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What should you watch for while taking Atorvastatin?

Inform your health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need to have regular tests to make sure your liver is working properly.

Tell your prescriber or health care professional as soon as you can if you get any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever and tiredness.

Atorvastatin is only part of a total cholesterol-lowering program. Your physician or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule.

If you are going to have surgery tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Atorvastatin.

Possible Side effects of Atorvastatin

Side effects of Atorvastatin that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

Rare or uncommon side effects of Atorvastatin:

  • dark yellow or brown urine
  • decreased urination, difficulty passing urine
  • fever
  • muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • skin rash, itching
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes

Side effects of Atorvastatin that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome:

  • diarrhea
  • gas
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset or pain
  • tiredness

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