Atorvastatin tablets 10 mg for lowering cholesterol level (statin)
What are Atorvastatin tablets?
Atorvastatin, unlike most other statins, is a completely synthetic compound. It works by inhibiting a certain enzyme and thus reducing the level of low-density lipoproteins ("bad" cholesterol) in the blood. In addition, atorvastatin tablets increase the production of high-density lipoproteins․
Atorvastatin tablets are effective for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and familial hypercholesterolemia. They are used for the primary prevention of heart attack, stroke, and the need for revascularization procedures in patients with risk factors. Moreover, Atorvastatin is useful for the prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina, and revascularization in patients with established coronary artery disease.
Active principles: calcium hydrate of atorvastatin
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Indications: treatment of hypercholesterolemia and familial hypercholesterolemia; prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with type II diabetes.
How to take
In hypercholesterolemia: Adults should take 1 tablet once a day. Your doctor may increase the dosage up to 2 tablets per day according to symptoms.
In familial hypercholesterolemia: Adults take 1 tablet once a day. Your doctor may increase the dosage up to 4 tablets per day according to symptoms.
Contraindications: do not use for the following categories of patients:
- Patients with impaired renal function,
- Patients with liver diseases,
- Pregnant or possibly pregnant women,
- Breastfeeding women.
Avoid drinking grapefruit juice with this medicine, as it may increase the medicinal effect.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patients needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.