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What is Atorlip-5?
Atorlip-5 should be used along with a proper diet and exercise regimen to raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) while lowering “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood. The active ingredient atorvastatin calcium can also help decrease the amount of cholesterol that may have built up on the walls of the arteries. It is considered a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or statins type of medication. Lowering cholesterol levels in the body can help decrease the risk of heart complications, heart attacks and strokes.
How is Atorlip-5 used?
Atorlip-5 should be taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken with a glass of water but can be taken with or without food. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patient's response to the therapy. It is recommended to avoid consuming grapefruits and grapefruit juices while taking the medication as it may interfere with the amount of the drug that gets absorbed in the bloodstream.
Atorlip-5 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:
- Muscle pain
- Mental or mood changes
- Dark urine
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- 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-5 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.