About Atorvastatin

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About Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is used to lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels when low fat and low cholesterol diets and weight loss are not enough. It is used when the total serum cholesterol concentration exceeds 5.5 millimoles per liter (equivalent to 212 milligrams per deciliter).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

    • Lower blood cholesterol

Prevent atherosclerosis

  • Lower triglycerides in the blood
  • Lower apolipoprotein B in the blood
  • Prevent Stroke and Heart Attack

 

This is how Atorvastatin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of atorvastatin.
Please also read the information on the drug groups statins, cholesterol lowering, to which the active ingredient atorvastatin belongs.

Application of the active substance atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is used to lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels when low fat and low cholesterol diets and weight loss are not enough. It is used when the total serum cholesterol concentration exceeds 5.5 millimoles per liter (equivalent to 212 milligrams per deciliter).

Furthermore, atorvastatin protects against atherosclerosis (arteriosclerosis). The agent also lowers the level of apolipoprotein B, a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Therefore, it is used to prevent people at risk to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. In a large clinical study, even stroke patients with a healthy heart could be protected from further strokes by high-dose treatment with atorvastatin (80 milligrams daily).

Atorvastatin is used as an adjunct to a diet if hereditary increases in blood lipids (hyperlipidemia type IIa and IIb according to Frederickson, homozygous and heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) are present.

For the following application areas of Atorvastatin , in-depth information is available:

  • dyslipidemia

Effect of Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin, like the other statins, is an inhibitor of the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. It is more effective than, for example, lovastatin. Therefore, it is particularly suitable for patients who respond insufficiently to the older statins such as lovastatin.

The effect occurs between three days and two weeks after initiation of therapy and has its strongest effect between two to four weeks after the start of therapy.

The maximum content of atorvastatin in the blood is reached one to two hours after ingestion and the effect lasts for about 24 to 48 hours.

Atorvastatin is almost exclusively metabolised in the liver and excreted in the digestive tract and only 2% released into the urine via the kidney.

Potential Atorvastatin side effects may include:

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Atorvastatin used to treat the following diseases:

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  1. Patrick M. Robison says:
    3.5 rating

    Atorvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    Supplement to the drug is given a possible triggering of diabetes. I already take medications because of increased diabetes values, it is nevertheless recommendable to continue taking this medication.

  2. Leopoldo M. Finn says:
    2.5 rating

    Back pain, coughing, sugar levels rapidly down weight gain.

    Side effects: Back pain; Increase in weight
  3. Carl E. Wise says:
    4.5 rating

    Atorvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    First inflamed paranasal sinuses, slowly starting leg pain, loss of power, headache, weight gain, fever, influenza-like symptoms, sleep disorders, fatigue, öffters rapidly falling blood sugar levels, breathing problems such as shortness of breath, persistent cough with mucous expulsion of the lungs, chest pain, back pain, muscle pain, I have that Drug discontinued two days ago and waiting for the symptoms to subside. Who prescribes this drug should first swallow it himself so he knows what he does to his patients, and such sayings as worldwide standard medication should immediately with this product in the dustbin walking

  4. Julia A. Price says:
    1.5 rating

    no side effects

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Arthur S. Finch says:
    1.5 rating

    everything ok

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. John S. Nicholson says:
    3.5 rating

    Atorvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    Since I got a high cholesterol value, I was prescribed to reduce this remedy. I can not say what side effects of which medications come from, as I currently have to take seven medications.

    Side effects: No side effects
  7. Robert D. Prejean says:
    3.5 rating

    I have been taking statins for 2 years now, with more and more of them, especially the abdomen and chest, totaling almost 10 kg. Part. severe joint pain, if not known because of overweight or statins, in the evening often swollen limbs and depression. Blood lipid levels are lower than before.

  8. Ivan C. Fisher says:
    4.0 rating

    Atorvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    Atorvastatin AbisZ: In addition to muscle, backache and skin allergies, the weight gain is added. But cholesterol is lowered reliably. also the cholestrin fractions ldl- and hdl-cholestrin.

  9. Roy M. Brown says:
    4.0 rating

    With 80 mg started unbearable muscle and joint pain, then with consultation of rehab doctor reduced to 40 mg, after about 2-3 days improvement of the symptoms (about 50% less) but not quite gone: (Therefore, I will now with doctor again speak if there are other possibilities.

    Side effects: Joint pain; Muscle aches
  10. Joe L. Cohen says:
    4.0 rating

    Atorvastatin for Cholesterol value increase

    I have been taking the medication for two months. After about 4 weeks, the first side effects (muscle soreness) have set in, which had assumed dramatic increases until weaning (7 weeks after first use): severe muscle pain in the neck, upper arms, groin and thighs. Without painkillers, I was practically completely unable to move. After 5 days of seduction the muscle pain is still there. I hope I can get rid of that!

    Side effects: Muscle aches