Atorvastatin

Category: Cholesterol



Atorvastatin Overview

Atorvastatin, marketed under the trade name Lipitor among others,[1] is a member of the medication class known as statins, which are used primarily as a lipid-lowering agent and for prevention of events associated with cardiovascular disease. Like all statins, atorvastatin works by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver tissue that plays a key role in production of cholesterol in the body. Atorvastatin was first made in August 1985 at Warner-Lambert's Parke-Dav...

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Aspavor can you stop taking it

I was diagnosed with high Cholesterol and put on Aspavor. I believe that it is causing side effects such as high uric acid, fatigue and joint pains. I decided to stop taking the medication and try nutrition and healthy food in stead however I was told this could be dangerous and stopping Aspavor may cause heart attack. Is this true and how can I safely stop the medication. ## Aspavor contains the active ingredient Atorvastatin and stopping it abruptly might cause some rebound effects, such as your cholesterol going back up suddenly to very high levels, which is what may cause a heart attack. Learn more Aspavor details here. Thus, it would be best to talk to your doctor, before taking any action, to be as safe as possible. Are there any other questions? ## I am currently on Bilocor 5 ,Am...

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Aspavor side effects

aspavor side effects and drug information ## Atorvastatin is the active ingredient in Aspavor, which is used for lowering blood cholesterol. There is a substantial list of side effects associated with Atorvastatin; many of which occur in only 1-10 percent of patients. Headache is the most common side effect.Other rare side effects include: Weakness, Insomnia and dizziness. Chest pain and peripheral edema. Rash, Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea. Urinary tract infection, Arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, arthritis sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, rhinitis Infection, flu-like syndrome, allergic reaction. Elevation of alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) has been described in a few cases. To learn more about Atorvastatin and other...

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What are MX 121 pills?

I found two of these pills in one of my bottles and don't know if they were put in there by accident? ## Mylan Pharmaceuticals lists this tablet as containing 40mgs of Atorvastatin, which is most commonly used to treat high cholesterol. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is that the medication you were supposed to receive?

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losartan/hctz 50-12.5 mg, atorvastatin 10 mg and aspirin taken together

I take losartan/hctz 50-12.5 mg, atorvastatin 10 mg and low dose aspirin in the evening before bed. Is it ok to take these together? ## It is okay to do so, as long as your doctor has told you take them all. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Are these the only medications you are currently taking? ## Went from lisonpril to losartin My cardiologist has me on half a pill I have bradycardia but had that as long as I can remember , anyway new neurologist dr told me to take the whole 25 I did for 4 days it wasn't pleasant screwed me up for a few days so I back to the 12.5 listen to your cardiologist!!!!! No one else!!!! ## i take losartan in the morning and aspirin i...

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Livolin forte

What is cirrhosis of the liver with a HAI-Knodell of 6, as evidenced by a liver biopsy? After my blood test, it was found that I had a high reading on AST, ALT and GGT. Is it ok if I take livolin forte at this moment? Please advise. Thank you. ## Cirrhosis occurs, when normal, healthy liver tissue is replaced with other tissue, such as scar tissue. It can be caused by various liver diseases, alcoholism, some medications and other medical conditions. As to taking anything, even a nutritional supplement, some things are processed by the liver and could cause further damage. Therefore, I can only suggest that you discuss using it, with your doctor, before taking anything. You can learn more about Cirrhosis here: Have you consulted your doctor? ## May i please know how effective livolin for...

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PINK A 02

PEACH/PALE TAN UNSCORED ON BACK A ON FRONT 02 ON BACK ## Northstar RX lists this tablet as containing 20mgs of Atorvastatin, which is most commonly used to help lower cholesterol levels. NDC code: 16714-0683 The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything I can help with?

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Atorvastatin and Levothyroxine

Can I take atorvastatin at the same time as levothyroxine, at bedtime? Or are there any interactions if I do? ## No, you can't take Levothyroxine with anything else, it reduces its efficacy, according to FDA reports. It should be taken in the morning, on an empty stomach, with a small sip of water, an hour before eating or drinking anything else, according to FDA studies. Its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, hair loss, and weight changes. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Atorvastatin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased urination, headache, and hypotension. Are there any other questions I can help with? ## GM does drinking levothyroxine makes you gain weight and is it better to drink it in the morning . Is it ok to drink...

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bipolar and blood disorder epilepsy

Lmfao Ive found my one and only well probably as close as I'll ever get. I take kolnapin for panic and anxiety and A anti depressant mood stabilizer because I'm bipolar 1 with ptsd and I take blood thinners because I've had 2 strokes and like 4-5 days ago had a "mini stroke" and I also have epilepsy so let throw one more in the mix for fun ## I’m surprised I haven’t had a stroke but taking coverall for bp, Atorvastatin & Omerprazole I believe are cholesterol. Epilepsy’s been under control since I began Morphine. I’ve blamed everything on it since I was fine as far as my weight and appetite goes. No arthritiseither. Just your average junkie that detox programs never helped although a mild depressing or atleast a look at the idea may have he...

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Atorvastatin or Felodipine - blood thinner?

I'm getting a colon test done and can’t take blood thinners. Is Atorvastatin or Felodipine a blood thinner? Should I stop taking them prior to my test? ## Hello Ann, Technically no, neither medication is a blood thinner. According to DailyMed Atrovastatin is a medication to lower cholesterol and Felodipine is used to treat high blood pressure by blocking calcium and relaxing blood vessels. Despite this both medications caution you to not take this medication prior to surgery. I strongly advise you contact your doctor to see if and when you should stop taking this medication.

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Atorvastatin 40 Mg

Uses and function of this medicine? ## I am taking Atocor 40 mg everyday since past 4-5 months after i suffered from TIA. My latest HDL is 32, slightly low. Overall cholestoral is 111, which is pretty ok. My doctor is suggesting me to take this for atleast 2 years. Only thing is my HDL is low. do I need to take this for 2 years? kindly suggest and what are the side effects of taking this drug for long. I have heard that this causes problem in the heart... ## at present i am taking ATORVASTATIN 40 and have done for some time can these cause 1 tiredness 2 slight memory lose 3 back pains ## The weikepedia suggests that there are two side effects reported ( but not proved by clinical trials) of Atorvastatin intake namely memory loss and dizzyness. I am taking Atorvastatin for three years af...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Atorvastatin
  • Tablet: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Atorvastatin: (119 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0179-0141 Atorvastatin Calcium (Atorvastatin 80 mg) by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0214 Atorvastatin Calcium 40 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0215 Atorvastatin Calcium 20 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0216 Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0378-2015 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-2017 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 20 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-2121 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 40 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-2122 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 80 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-3950 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-3951 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 20 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-3952 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 40 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-3953 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 80 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0591-3774 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-3775 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 20 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-3776 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 40 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0591-3777 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 80 mg Oral Tablet by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0781-5381 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 10 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5382 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 20 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5384 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 40 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 0781-5388 Atorvastatin (As Atorvastatin Calcium) 80 mg Oral Tablet by Sandoz Inc
  • 99 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Atorvastatin or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

Related Atorvastatin Topics:

atorvastatin calcium 10 mg (lipicure 10)
Do atorvastatin calcium tablets cause breathlessness and heavy breathing if the tablet is taken after a meal, particular... 10 replies
Atorvastatin Gluten Free
I have celiac disease and want to know if Atorvastatin is gluten free. Thanks ## The composition of inactive ingredients... 9 replies
Atorvastatin 40 Mg
Uses and function of this medicine? ## I am taking Atocor 40 mg everyday since past 4-5 months after i suffered from TIA... 6 replies
Atorvastatin And Fenofibrate Tablets
I am 41 years old. My triglycerides 225 (188), Cholestrol174 (159) LDL-114(110) and HDL-20(20R). Note with in the bracke... 5 replies
Atorvastatin Calcium 80 mg
Atorvastatin Calcium - 80 mg - does it contain Acetaminophen or Aspirin? ## No, the active ingredient is exactly what yo... 3 replies
atorvastatin recall
I recently received a bottle of Atorvastatin from my pharmacy and it wreaks of the smell of alcohol. I thought it might ... 3 replies
Atorvastatin 20mg
Is Atorvastatin 20mg used to treat calcium as well cholesterol ??? ## I'm a 43 year old man and boy i started to hav... 3 replies
Atorvastatin 20 Mg
looking for information re side effects of atorvastatin(atolip) 20 mg. ## Atorvastatin is used for lowering blood choles... 3 replies
atorvastatin & telmisartan
Atorvastatin & Telmisartan combination tablet avilable in market or not. IF avilable means what is the brand name of... 3 replies
Atorvastatin and Levothyroxine
Can I take atorvastatin at the same time as levothyroxine, at bedtime? Or are there any interactions if I do? ## No, you... 2 replies




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