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Atorvastatin

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Atorvastatin

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Atorvastatin Information

Atorvastatin Benefits & Uses

Atorvastatin is used to treat the following -

Atorvastatin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Atorvastatin is used -

  1. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  2. Allergic reaction
  3. Headache सामान्य
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Indigestion Mild
  6. Nasopharyngitis
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Flatulence Mild
  9. Constipation Mild
  10. Increased level of Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) in the blood
  11. Erectile Dysfunction दुर्लभ
  12. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  13. Joint Swelling
  14. Memory problems

Atorvastatin Related Warnings

Is the use of Atorvastatin safe for pregnant women?

Those pregnant women want to take Atorvastatin, before that take doctor advice regarding how to use. If you don't do same then it will cause harmful effects on your health.

Severe

Is the use of Atorvastatin safe during breastfeeding?

Atorvastatin has been seen to have side effects in very few breastfeeding women.

Mild

What is the effect of Atorvastatin on the Kidneys?

[Organ] can be affected by Atorvastatin. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Atorvastatin on the Liver?

Atorvastatin can have moderate side effects on the [Organ]. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

Moderate

What is the effect of Atorvastatin on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Atorvastatin on [Organ] have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Atorvastatin with Other Drugs

Atorvastatin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Atorvastatin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Atorvastatin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Alcoholism
  6. Trauma

Frequently asked Questions about Atorvastatin

Is this Atorvastatin habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Atorvastatin has not been reported.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Atorvastatin since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Atorvastatin only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Atorvastatin is not used to treat mental disorders.

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Atorvastatin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Atorvastatin

Consuming Atorvastatin with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

Severe

Atorvastatin से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Does Atorvastatin cause hair loss?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Atorvastatin might cause hair loss but it occurs very rarely. This problem goes away after discontinuation of the drug. However, if you notice excessive hair loss then consult it with your doctor.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Can Atorvastatin cause diabetes?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS, General Physician

No, Atorvastatin does not cause diabetes. It has not been reported to cause diabetes. However, Atorvastatin might increase your blood sugar levels slightly. So, if you have diabetes keep a check on your blood sugar levels and in case of a sudden spike inform your doctor and take medicines accordingly.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

Can Atorvastatin cause weight gain?

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It has been reported to cause weight gain but only in a few cases, this occurs very rarely. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown. if you notice any unusual weight gain after taking this drug. Then you are recommended to discuss it with your doctor.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

How does Atorvastatin work?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS, General Physician

Atorvastatin works by inhibiting an enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) which is responsible for cholesterol synthesis in our body, its inhibition results in increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and decreased levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) which lowers the risk of developing heart disease and helps in preventing strokes

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Can I use Atorvastatin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD, Internal Medicine

No, Atorvastatin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lipitor® (Atorvastatin Calcium)
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