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Lipitor

LIPITOR

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) is used with diet changes for reducing the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood.

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Tablets are available in 10 mg, 20mg, 40 mg and 80 mg doses. You can order Lipitor online today only to get the original and quality product.

Atorvastatin goes by the trade name Atorva and Lipitor. It is part of the group of medications called as statins which are used for preventing events that relate to cardiovascular disease. It is also a lipid-lowering agent. It inhibits an enzyme called HMG-CoA redutase which plays a major role in producing excess cholesterol in the body. It is found near the liver tissue. This mechanism is similar to as of other statins.

The drug was introduced for the first time in the year 1985 at a research facility situated in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bruce Roth was leading the team. By the year 1012, this drug became one of the best selling drugs.

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Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 10 mg film-coated tablets

Uses of Lipitor

Lipitor is prescribed along with a balanced diet to control the cholesterol and fat level in the body. Other than that it also aims to increase the good cholesterol level in the human blood. The mechanism of this drug aims the liver to control the production of cholesterol. By helping reduce the bad cholesterol and increasing the level of good cholesterol, risks associated to heart attacks, strokes, and other heart diseases are reduced.

It also important to eat a proper and healthy diet (that has low fat or cholesterol level) while taking the medication. Some lifestyle changes are necessary which will help the drug to function better. Some of these changes would include exercising, losing extra weight, and quitting smoking. For further details, a doctor must be consulted.

Side Effects of Lipitor

Lipitor can bring about several unwanted changes in the body of an individual. It is extremely important to stay aware of them as you might not know which alternations result in side effects. The side effects that are widely seen will be discussed below. If you see that they are being a nuisance to your daily life, talk to your doctor about it.

  • Chest tightening
  • Hives
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightening
  • Swelling or puffiness of the eyelids or areas around the lips, tongue, face, or eyes
  • Muscle pain, cramps, weakness, swelling, or stiffness
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Peeling, loosening, or blistering of the skin
  • Diarrhoea
  • Ulcers, white spots, and sores near the lips and mouth
  • Irritated and red eyes
  • Joint pain
  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Hoarseness
  • Sweating
  • Loss of appetite

Contraindications of Lipitor

There are certain conditions that restrict the patient from using this drug. They are mentioned as:

  • Allergic reaction to Statins-Hmg-Coa Reductase Inhibitors
  • Injury
  • Liver failure
  • Liver problems
  • Loss of memory
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Pregnancy
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Brain haemorrhage

Pregnancy and Lipitor

Lipitor was assigned the category C and X in Australia and United States respectively. This means that it is strictly prohibited to pregnant mothers and even breastfeeding females.

Mode of Ingestion

The drug is administered to the patient through the mouth.

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