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Rs.563.39/Pack
Rs 662.81

Rs.56.34/tablet

10 tablet(s)/Pack

Pack Size : 1x10's tablet

Rs.662.81 Total

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Lipitor 10mg tablet

Lipitor 10mg tablet is composed of

Atorvastatin (10mg)

Primarily used for

Hyperlipidemia

Belongs to the category

Hypolipidaemic/Anti-atheroma

Precaution:

Elderly patients and patients with a history of alcohol abuse or liver disease, renal (kidney) impairment, hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels in blood), history of muscle toxicity or muscle disorders are sensitive to the drug. Liver function tests should be performed before and during the therapy. Advice patients to report unusual muscle weakness or pain, maintain creatinine kinase levels, withdraw if liver > 5 x ULN. There may be a risk of Interstitial lung disease (inflammation and scarring of tissue that surrounds lung’s air sacs, blood vessels and airways); advice  patients to report symptoms including dyspnea (difficulty in breathing), non-productive cough, fatigue (weakness), weight loss, fever. Risk of new onset of diabetes; risk factors include hypertension (high blood pressure), raised triglycerides, BMI and fasting glucose at baseline. There is risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack (a stroke that lasts for a few minutes in which blood supply to the part of brain is briefly stopped).

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usesUses of Lipitor

This medicine is used as an adjunct to diet in hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), heterozygous (genetic disorder characterized with markedly increased LDL and cholesterol )and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (a condition in which it is difficult to remove bad cholesterol from body), mixed hyperlipidemia (genetic disorder characterized with high lipids (fats), cholesterol and free fatty acids in blood).

side-effectsSide effects of Lipitor

Lipitor can cause GI upset, myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (pain in joints), headache, asthenia (abnormal weakness), insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), dizziness, paraesthesia (abnormal sensation of skin such as tingling, burning, chilling and numbness), hypoaesthesia (reduces sensation in one or more body parts), chest and back pain, pain extremities, epistaxis (bleeding from nose), muscle spasms, joint swelling, abnormal LFTs, raised creatinine kinase, ALT and CPK levels, hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), nasopharyngitis (swelling of nasal passages and back of throat, commonly known as cold) etc. Immune mediated necrotising myopathy (autoimmune muscle disease relatively severe proximal weakness) is also reported.

pillsWhen not to use Lipitor

This medicine is contraindicated in active liver disease, persistent raised liver enzymes. Adequate contraception should be ensured.

D.N.AHow Lipitor works

It simply works by blocking the chemical responsible to make Cholesterol in our body and hence helps in decreasing Cholesterol levels.

pills Expert Advice for Lipitor

  • Take with or without meals.
  • Take medicine at the same time each day.
  • Contact prescriber if unrelieved diarrhea (watery stools), fever, unusual muscle cramps, weakness, mood changes, memory changes, yellowing of skin or eyes, easy bruising or bleeding or unusual fatigue (weakness).
  • Take a missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is likely the time of next dose. Do not double the dose.
  • Avoid high intake of grapefruit juice (>1 litre per day).
  • Take sufficient amounts of fluids (2-3 litres per day), unless restricted by the prescriber.
  • Laboratory tests are important during therapy.

Q: What should you monitor while taking Atorvastatin?
Q: How to store this medicine?
Q: What should you not take with Atorvastatin?
Q: What happens if you eat grapefruit while taking atorvastatin?
Q: What should I do if I forget to take atorvastatin?

Warnings

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    Alcohol

    Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

  • pregnant

    Pregnancy

    This medicine is contraindicated in pregnant females. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

  • mother

    Breast Feeding

    This medicine is contraindicated in nursing females.

What side-effects did you experience while using this medicine?

How did you take this medicine?

With food


100%

With or without food


0%

Empty Stomach


0%

How much was the improvement?

1


0%

2


0%

3


33.33%

4


33.33%

5


33.33%

What are you using this medicine for?

Hyperlipidemia


100%

Others


0%

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