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Atorvastatin

Information About Atorvastatin

Uses of Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is commonly used in the treatment of patients with high cholesterol levels, high triglycerides, high LDL levels, and low HDL good cholesterol levels.

How Atorvastatin Works

Atorvastatin is a dyslipidaemic agent. It inhibits HMG-CoA reductase

Side Effects of Atorvastatin

Tinnitus, Altered bowel movement, Nausea, Fatigue, Hyperglycaemia, Headache, Dizziness, Rash

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 05 2021 09:06:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Atorvastatin Related Warnings

Alcohol Not Advisable

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atorvastatin. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness and nausea. Please consult your doctor for more details.

Pregnancy Not Safe - High Risk

Atorvastatin is unsafe to use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies have shown positive evidence of fetal risk. The risk of using Atorvastatin in pregnant women outweigh potential benefits.

Lactation Not Advisable

Atorvastatin is unsafe to use during lactation. Atorvastatin has relatively high molecular weight and suggesting that it is not excreted in the milk, but some excretion would be expected. Thus, women prescribed with atorvastatin should not breastfeed due to potential adverse reactions of Atorvastatin in a nursing infant.

Driving Generally Safe

Atorvastatin usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney Use With Care

Atorvastatin should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Atorvastatin is mainly excreted via urine and it also can increase the serum creatinine levels. Dose adjustment of Atorvastatin may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Use With Care

Atorvastatin is unlikely to be used in patients with liver disease. The use of atorvastatin in patients with active liver disease is contraindicated. Please consult your doctor for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions on Atorvastatin

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