Atorvastatin Tablets 20mg (ATORVAST) – 100

Atorvastatin is a type of HMG CoA reductase inhibitor, or statin, when combined with proper diet is used to lower blood levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), increase the so-called “good cholesterol” (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and lower triglycerides (a type of fat found in our blood).

Atorvastatin is used to treat patients with high cholesterol, reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or similar risk factors.

This medicine is suitable for adults and children 10 and over.

Generic Name: Atorvastatin

Brand Name: Atorvast

Dosage Strength: 20mg

Atorvastatin Tab 20mg (ATORVAST)-100

Dosage Form: Tablet

Indication: The atorvastatin tablets can be used to treat the following:

  • High cholesterol
  • Reduce risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications

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What is in the generic atorvastatin tablet?

Each tablet contains:

  • 20 mg of atorvastatin

What are the atorvastatin tablets used for?

The atorvastatin tablets can be used to treat the following:

  • High cholesterol
  • Reduce risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications

How much and how often should you use the product?

Atorvastatin tablets are taken orally. Your doctor will inform you of the right dosage or number of tablets you should be taking each day based on your age, overall health, and medical conditions. Atorvastatin is usually taken once daily.

Avoid eating food that is high in fat or cholesterol. Atorvastatin will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow the proper diet plan. Please note that it may take up to 2 weeks before you notice any difference in your cholesterol levels, and your doctor may require regular blood tests to monitor your condition. You may notice changes in your symptoms but keep taking the medication as prescribed. Do not stop taking atorvastatin unless told to by your doctor.

Pharmacological Action: Amlodipine is considered a peripheral arterial vasodilator that exerts its action directly on vascular smooth muscle to lead to a reduction in peripheral vascular resistance, causing a decrease in blood pressure.

Precautions

Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have or are:

  • Allergic to any food, syrup, or substance
  • Pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing a baby
  • Liver disease
  • Liver problems
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • A thyroid disorder
  • If you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily

Serious interactions can occur when atorvastatin is combined with certain medicines. Inform your doctor of all the medications you are currently taking, including the ones you have already stopped.

In rare cases, atorvastatin can cause a condition that leads to the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue which can trigger kidney failure. Inform your doctor immediately if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if it is combined with fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

Atorvastatin can harm an unborn baby and can cause birth defects. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Stop use of this medication right away and inform your doctor if you become pregnant. Use birth control to prevent pregnancy if you are on atorvastatin.

Side Effects

Below are the possible side effects that you may experience from taking atorvastatin tablets. These side effects are possible but do not always occur. If you experience any of these side effects, stop taking the product and immediately consult with your doctor. 

  • Muscle weakness in your hips, shoulders, neck, and back
  • Trouble lifting your arms, climbing, or standing
  • Liver problems, upper stomach pain, weakness, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (or yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Kidney problems (little or no urinating, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath)
  • Joint pain
  • Stuffy nose, sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in your arms or legs

Generic atorvastatin tablets are available in all The Generics Pharmacy branches nationwide at a very affordable price.

 

Atorvastatin is a type of HMG CoA reductase inhibitor, or statin, when combined with proper diet is used to lower blood levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), increase the so-called “good cholesterol” (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and lower triglycerides (a type of fat found in our blood).

Atorvastatin is used to treat patients with high cholesterol, reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or similar risk factors.

This medicine is suitable for adults and children 10 and over.

Generic Name: Atorvastatin

Brand Name: Atorvast

Dosage Strength: 20mg