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Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin Tablets are used to treat patients who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Atorvastatin reduces the production of bad cholesterol and increases the intake of LDL into the cells.

See Atorvastatin Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

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Atorvastatin Tablets are used to treat patients who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol. Atorvastatin reduces the production of bad cholesterol and increases the intake of LDL into the cells.

See Atorvastatin Tablets Patient Information Leaflet

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What is Atorvastatin?

Atorvastatin, also sold as Lipitor, is used to lower bad cholesterol and fats, such as triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, and increase good cholesterol, or HDL, in the blood. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as statins, which work by reducing the quantity of cholesterol made by the liver. This helps to lower the risk of heart disease and prevents strokes and heart attacks, when coupled with lifestyle changes such as more exercise, stopping smoking, eating a proper diet and losing weight if necessary.

 

How to take Atorvastatin?

This medication is taken orally with or without food, as directed by your doctor. It is usually taken once daily and the typical starting dose is 10mg per day – any adjustment of this dose should be made at 4 weekly intervals, to a maximum of 80mg per day.

If you’re also taking cholesterol-reducing medication, take Atorvastatin at least 1 hour before or at least 4 hours after taking these medications. Try to take this medication at the same time each day and regularly in order to see the benefits.

 

Precautions with Atorvastatin?

Before taking this medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist of your medical history and if you have any previous liver disease, kidney disease or alcohol use, as well as any prescription or non-prescription drugs you are currently using. Older adults may be more sensitive to any possible side effects associated with Atorvastatin, particularly muscle problems.

Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice, as this can increase the amount of Atorvastatin in your bloodstream.

Atorvastatin should not be used during pregnancy, as it may cause harm to an unborn baby. For this reason, it’s important to prevent pregnancy while using this medication. Inform your doctor immediately if you believe you are pregnant. It is unknown if Atorvastatin passes into breast milk, so it is not recommended that breast-feeding mothers use this medication.

 

Side effects of Atorvastatin?

Use of Atorvastatin may cause:

  • Mild memory problems or confusion
  • Muscle problems, which in rare cases can lead to serious conditions such as rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy
  • Signs of kidney problems, such as changes in the amount of urine
  • Liver problems

 

In rare cases, statins may cause or worsen diabetes – talk to your doctor about the risks of this.

Very serious allergic reactions are rare, however seek immediate medical attention if you experience the following:

  • Rashes
  • Itching or swelling, particularly of the face, tongue or throat
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing

  

How do I buy Atorvastatin online? 

To legally and safely purchase Atorvastatin, you need a prescription from a General Medical Council (GMC) registered doctor. Our online service allows you to do this quickly and easily, from the comfort of your own home by submitting a completed consultation form to one of our GMC doctors.

Once you’ve chosen your medication and submitted the relevant information, one of our doctors will review the request and, if it is deemed appropriate for you, accepted. Your prescription will then be issues and dispensed by our UK-based pharmacy with full tracking to your chosen address. Medicines are typically dispatched within 24 hours of the order being received. 

Dosage instructions
Take ONE tablet at night.