Home | Links | Contact Us | Top 50 | News | Bookmark
Find a drug:
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   #  


Health Discussion Forum

 painful kidneys after a heavy weekend!?
when will they stop hurting!
Additional Details
i've had a kidney infection before so its not ...


 I Just Ran into a door head first, How can I stop it from bruising?
I'm Sad =[...


 I am so scared of getting my wisdom teeth pulled?
...


 why does my left lower side hurt and my stomach?
the pain is horrible! the pain on my left lower side is like on my waist.(i am askin this question for a friend of mine he is 55)...


 can you give a cat asprin for pain?
is it safe to give a cat liquid baby asprin for ...


 name of woman in coma that her parents & husband fought over turning off life support?
I don't remember what state this was in but it was in the last 3 years that this took place. The couple had decided long before she went on life support that neither one of them wanted to linger ...


 OWW!!!! Im in so much pain!!!!!!!!?
Whenever i lie on my stomach i get these REALLY REALLY sharp pains on my sides. it hurts sooooooo much. if i lie on my stomach it takes me forever to think of a position i can get up in that wont ...


 Mulitiple painkillers...what are the risks?
My mother is on several painkillers for nueropothy, neck and back problems...I was wondering what the general risks are without knowing all the names of her medication......


 Bad headache, Loss of feeling in arms & legs, sickness...?
I was at college today in lesson (I'm 17) when i got a bad headache, when i got on the bus i got double vision, i was really hot and got a temperature and started to get pins and needles in my ...


 heartburn hell?
I have the worst heartburn ever! I've taken loads of Gaviscon and it isn't helping. The pain is severe in my chest but goes into my back and shoulder. Please has anyone got any remedies ...



Drug Guide    A   Atorvastatin

  Prescription drug information   Post your opinion about this drug  

   Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin
(oral) (tablet)


Lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. Helps prevent certain heart and blood vessel diseases in people who are at higher risk for these diseases.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Lipitor
 
no rating
No Rating Yet
No Reviews | Post your opinion
 Atorvastatin images:

OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions
Atorvastatin
Lipitor
Uses
Lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. Helps prevent certain heart and blood vessel diseases in people who are at higher risk for these diseases.

Storage
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet. Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often.
  • Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. You may take this medicine with or without food.Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about diet and exercise.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing. Chest pain or tightness. Muscle pain, aches, weakness, or cramps. New or worsening swelling anywhere in your body. Numbness (loss of feeling), tingling, or new problems with movement. Stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite. Unexplained fever. Unusual bleeding or bruising, or bowel movements that are bloody, dark, or tarry. Yellow skin or eyes.

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to atorvastatin, or to similar medicines such as cerivastatin (Baycol®), fluvastatin (Lescol®), lovastatin (Mevacor®), pravastatin (Pravachol®), or simvastatin (Zocor®).
  • You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or have liver problems.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby.
  • Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant.
  • If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away. Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver problems, kidney problems, or a muscle disorder. Tell your doctor if you usually drink large amounts of alcohol. Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine.
  • Be sure to keep all appointments. This medicine does not take the place of lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol.
  • Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise program that is right for you. Do not stop using this medicine without asking your doctor.

Add a Rating - Post your opinion about this drug

Post your opinion about Atorvastatin
Ratings Legend
5 Stars = Excellent      4 Stars = Good      3 Stars = Average      2 Stars = Fair      1 Star   = Poor
* Required Fieldpoorexcellent
*Satisfaction
Low adverse Reactions
Healing Power
No dependency problems
Cost-Benefit

*Why were you taking Atorvastatin ?

Briefly describe any side effects you experienced:


Additional Comments about Atorvastatin :


*Your gender:  male    female  
*Your age:   

Location :

*Length of time taking drug?
(use "comments" for other time length)

Email (optional):  


Posting rules
  • Please no foul language
  • English only
  • No commercial advertising
  • No SPAM. No pyramid schemes of any kind
  • Read before you post.
  • No ALL CAPS, they are considered impolite

If you don't follow the above rules, your post will be probably deleted.





CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Large Text
Archive: All drugs - Links - Forum - Forum - Forum - Medical Topics
Drug3k does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 0.014
Copyright (c) 2013 Drug3k Monday, March 16, 2015
Terms of use - Privacy Policy