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Atorvastatin calcium

PubChem CID 60822
Parent Compound CID 60823 (Atorvastatin)
Component Compounds CID 60823 (Atorvastatin) CID 5460341 (Ca
Date s Modify 2021-11-06 Create 2005-06-24

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Is atorvastatin a blood thiner? Atorvastatin Calcium is not a blood thinner. Atorvastatin is a statin used to decrease bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). Statins work to decrease the production of cholesterol. This medication should be taken by mouth once daily.

What does atorvastatin treat? Atorvastatin is used to treat high cholesterol, and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.

What does atorvastatin look like? What Atorvastatin Tablets looks like and contents of the pack. Atorvastatin 10, 20 and 40 mg film-coated tablets are white with a round shape, embossed “10”, “20” and “40”, respectively, on one side. Atorvastatin Tablets are available in blister packs containing 28 film-coated tablets.

Precautions

Precautions

  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Avoid getting pregnant or use when pregnant/nursing
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • Report unexplained muscle pain/weakness/fever
  • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery
  • Lab tests may be ordered to monitor therapy

What are side effects of Atorvastatin?Any warnings while using Atorvastatin?Does Atorvastatin interact with any drugs?Is Atorvastatin contraindicated for any condition?How to use Atorvastatin?What if you missed a dose of Atorvastatin?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

Was this helpful?What are the dangers of taking atorvastatin? Commonly reported side effects of atorvastatin include: hemorrhagic stroke, arthralgia, diarrhea, and nasopharyngitis. Other side effects include: urinary tract infection, insomnia, limb pain, muscle spasm, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, and nausea.

Is there a “best time of day” to take atorvastatin? There are several strengths of tablet available, so your doctor will tell you which strength is right for you. You can generally take atorvastatin at a time of day to suit you, but it is best to take your doses at the same time of day each day. You can take the tablets either before or after food.

Is atorvastatin a NSAID drug? Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication that blocks an enzyme required in the body to make cholesterol. It lowers the “bad” cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises the “good” cholesterol (HDL). Aspirin/Acetylsalicylic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-platelet action.

Does atorvastatin cause low blood pressure? The results showed that: atorvastatin increased the relative risk of experiencing low blood pressure (hypotension) that was significant enough to warrant an adverse event report by 26% simvastatin increased the risk of significant hypotension by 94% rosuvastatin did not appear to have any significant effect on blood pressure.