| Atorvastatin Calcium
What is Atorlip-10?
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium) is considered a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a statins type of medication. It works by lowering “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while also raising “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. Lowering cholesterol levels in the body can help decrease the risk of strokes, heart attacks or other heart complications.
How is Atorlip-10 used?
Atorlip-10 is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. Avoid consuming grapefruits or grapefruit juice while using the medication as it may alter the amount of the drug in the bloodstream.
Patients using Atorlip-10 may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Runny or stuffy nose
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Joint pain
- Dark urine
- Muscle pain
- Mental or mood changes
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Atorlip-10 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.