Atorvastatin is a statin, used as a cholesterol- and triglyceride- lowering drug.
Common use Atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering which used used to treat high cholesterol or to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack or other heart complications in patients with coronary heart disease or second type of diabetes. Atorvastatin helps to clear harmful low-density lipoprotein cholesterol out of the blood and by limiting the body's ability to form new LDL cholesterol. Thus can help prevent hardening of the arteries and heart disease, conditions that can lead to vascular disease, heart attack, stroke.
Dosage and direction Take it orally once a day with or without food. Atorvastatine should be taken with full glass of water. The commonly dose for adults is 10 mg once daily. The commonly dose for children 10 to 17 years of age is 10 mg once daily. Using Atorvastatin in children less than 10 years of age is not recommended and dose must be determined by your family doctor. Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.
Missed dose If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Overdose Symptoms of Atorvastatin is not known well but most possible include a severe drop in blood pressure and a faster heartbeat. If you experience one of them or any unusual symptoms call your doctor immediately.
Storage Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
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