| Atorvastatin Calcium
What is Atorlip-20?
Atorlip-20 containing the active ingredient atorvastatin calcium is considered a statins or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor type of medication. The tablets when used along with an exercise program and a proper diet can help lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while also raising “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It can also decrease the amount of cholesterol that may be built up on the walls of the arteries. Lowering cholesterol levels in the body can help decrease the risk of heart attacks, strokes or other heart complications.
How is Atorlip-20 used?
Atorlip-20 should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually once per day orally. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the condition of the patient and their reaction to the medication. Avoid consuming grapefruit juice or grapefruits while taking the medication as it may alter the amount of the drug in the bloodstream.
Atorlip-20 may cause 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:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Loss of appetite
- Mental or mood changes
- Muscle pain
- Dark urine
- Joint pain
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-20 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.