| || |
USES: Atorvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
| Lipitor |
Atorvastatin is used to lower cholesterol and fats in the blood to help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
- Your doctor may periodically perform lab tests during treatment to monitor your progress.
- For best results, exercise regularly and follow a doctor- approved, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet.
- Store at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (between 20 and 25 degrees C) away from moisture and heat.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
Lipitor in tablet form.
Lipitor (Parke-Davis) 20mg Qty. 30
- This medication may be taken with or without meals, usually once daily.
- It may take a few weeks to months before the full effects of this medication are noticed.
- Overall this medication is generally well tolerated.
- Diarrhea or constipation or stomach pain may occur.
- If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly.
- Unlikely but report muscle pain/tenderness/weakness, aches, or fever.
- Very unlikely but report yellowing of eyes or skin, vomiting, vision problems, chest pain or black stools.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Before taking atorvastatin tell your doctor if you have liver disease, a severe infection, heart disease, thyroid problems, uncontrolled seizures, recent major surgery, low blood pressure, any allergies or any other medical problems.
- If this medication makes you dizzy or lightheaded, use caution driving or engaging in activities requiring alertness.
- Limit alcohol intake as this can damage the liver and cause increased side effects.
- Atorvastatin should not be used during pregnancy.
- If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
- This drug may be excreted into breast milk.
- Because of the possible adverse effects to the infant, breast-feeding is not recommended.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose.
- Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the doses.
- Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including clofibrate, cyclosporine, erythromycin, gemfibrozil, niacin (nicotinic acid), azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), antacids (e.g., Maalox, Mylanta), digoxin and birth control pills.
- Avoid grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor specifically instructs you otherwise.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
Opinions for Lipitor||