Atorvastatin is used in hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol in blood), and hyperlipidaemia (high levels of fat in blood).
When not to use Atorvastatin
Please consult your doctor before taking atorvastatin if you have liver disease.
Common side effects of Atorvastatin
Some patients might experince upset stomach, headache, myalgia (muscle pain), asthenia (physical weakness), or insomnia. If you experience any of these symptoms please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin
-WHAT ARE THE USES OF ATORVASTATIN?
This medication is used for reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases. It does this by lowering the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol such as Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides in the body. It promotes synthesis of ‘good’ cholesterol; High Density Lipoprotein. It decreases the probability of heart diseases and stroke.
-HOW TO STORE ATORVASTATIN?
Please store the tablet form of this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light and moisture. Please keep it away from children.
-DOES ATORVASTATIN HAVE ANY EFFECT ON PREGNANCY AND LACTATION?
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy as it may harm the baby. There is no evidence if this medicine passes into breast milk. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.