|| Atorvastatin Calcium
What is Lipvas-10?
Lipvas containing the active ingredient atorvastatin calcium is considered a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or statins type of medication. The medication can help reduce the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) while increasing the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the body. It should be used along with a proper diet, exercise program and other lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and decrease the need of heart surgery in the future.
How is Lipvas-10 used?
Lipvas 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 a full glass 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. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as it may cause cholesterol levels to rise.
Patients using Lipvas may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Memory problems
- Unusual fatigue
- Vision problems
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persists or worsen.
It is recommended not to consume grapefruits or grapefruit juice while using the medication as it may alter the amount of the drug in the bloodstream.
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.
Lipvas-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.