Learn more about Atorvastatin
Atorvastatin is a drug under the HMG-CoA redactor inhibitors. It is used to reduce the high levels of bad cholesterol also known as LDL as well as the triglycerides present in the blood. Aside from that, Atorvastatin also helps in increasing the levels of good cholesterol or HDL. In effect, the drug can treat high cholesterol, lower risks of heart complications, high blood, heart attacks, type 2 diabetes and other factors.
Before using Atorvastatin, consult first your physician. Follow the prescription given by your doctor. Refrain from taking Atorvastatin in excess dosage over a long period unless advised by the physician.
In most cases, Atorvastatin should be taken during your evening meal or before bedtime. If you are prescribed by your doctor to take Atorvastatin more than once a day, take it with your meals. Always have a regular checkup to have your cholesterol levels monitored. The doctor may change the dosage of Atorvastatin depending on the status of your cholesterol. Informing your doctor about the effects and changes you are experiencing will help them determine whether or not Atorvastatin is for you.
Potential Side Effects
Drugs and medications may result in side effects. Be sure that you are not allergic to any of the substances present in Astrovastatine. If you notice signs of allergies such as hives, difficulty in breathing, rashes, swollen face, tongue, throat, or lips, inform your doctor immediately. Since there are cases of intake of Astrovastatine leading to kidney failure and skeletal muscle tissue breakdown, people with kidney problem usually experience side effects such as decreased urination, difficulty urinating, shortness of breath or swelling ankles and feet. People with liver problems, on the other hand, may experience side effects such as stomach pains, nausea, loss of appetite, jaundice, and tiredness.
Other more common side effects of Astrovastatine include:
- Stomach pains
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
Take note that side effects may or may not manifest with you. The reaction of the body to Astrovastatine varies from case to case. In any circumstance that you experience any of the side effects mentioned, immediately inform your doctor. If you want to discontinue the use of the drug, it is best to consult your doctor beforehand. Always follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the frequency and dosage of the medicine. Report to your doctor the improvements and other potential effects of the medicine to your body. If you have further questions regarding the symptoms, side effects and other concerns with the medicine, ask your physician.
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