|| Atorvastatin Calcium
What is Zarator?
Zarator containing the active ingredient atorvastatin is considered a HMG CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by reducing the levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) while increasing the levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. The medication when used in combination with a proper diet, exercise and weight loss can be used to treat high cholesterol and will reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
How is Zarator used?
Zarator is usually taken orally once daily or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some fluids. 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 high cholesterol usually does not have any visible symptoms.
Patients using Zarator may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Joint pain
- Memory loss
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Muscle pain
- Chest pain
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Stomach pain
- Dark urine
Avoid consuming 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.
Zarator 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.