Atorvastatin

Category: Cholesterol



Atorvastatin Overview

Atorvastatin, sold under the brand name Lipitor among others, is a statin medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treat abnormal lipid levels.[2] For the prevention of cardiovascular disease, statins are a first-line treatment.[2] It is taken by mouth.[2] Common side effects include joint pain, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, and muscle pains.[2] Serious side effects may include rhabdomyolysis, li...

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Atorvastatin Gluten Free

I have celiac disease and want to know if Atorvastatin is gluten free. Thanks ## The composition of inactive ingredients can really depend upon each manufacturer of Atorvastatin. Some may or may not contain any gluten, but if you know the marking or imprint on your tablet, I can go ahead and look up a list of these ingredients for you. Any additional details on the pill's physical properties (i.e. shape, color) would also be good to have as well. Look forward to hearing back from you! ## I am a celiac and also take atorvastatin It is white and oval with MX on front and A15 on back. Dont know if that is enough info to b able to tell me. Thanxs ## No this was not helpful, the question was simple, does it contain gluten yes or no ## The atorvastatin I have is white and imprinted with R...

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can i reduce atorvastatin 20mg to 10mg

i am 74 yr old male. Chlorestrol normal, but on advice of Doctor. Wouldit be OK to reduce dosage to 10 mg? ## Hello, Nestro31! How are you? If your doctor has instructed you to lower the dose, it would be best to do as they've directed. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My husband was similar, so he weaned himself off the Statin (I forget which one it was) couldn't get any logical answer from the doc as to why not. He now takes no statins, and cholesterol is non existant.

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Increasing Atorvastatin dosage from 10 to 20 mg

I am 78 year old male from India. I am diabetic but under control and mild bp under control. My cholestrol level is 113, Tryglycerides 166, HDL 46, LDL 32 and VLDL 35 as on 16th dec 2020. Previously as on 15/9/2019 cholestrol is 111, tryglycerides 134, HDL 43, LDL 32 and VLDL 35. I have been taking Atorvostatin 10 mg since many years. But when this tryglycerides level is 166 from 134 recently , I feel i should raise the dosage and would like to take 20 mg atorvostatin. Since I am diabetic, i think i am not supposed to stop atorvostatin. Can i increase the dosage from 10 mg to 20 mg? Is there any harm in doing so? Kindly advise. ## Hi Veera, First a few questions, what type of diabetic are you? And do you have any other health issues like thyroid, liver etc and what other meds are you ta...

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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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Weight Gaining Medicine STRENGTH PLUS caused high cholesterol

Last year, My wife (45yrs) used 4 bottles of "STRENGTH PLUS" (an ayurvedic lehyam produced in kerala, India) for weight gaining and gained a couple of kgs weight as she wanted.She is 67kg now. Now her blood cholesterol (total)found to be 250. ldl-174, HDL->45, and dr. prescribed the tablet - AVAS 10 My question: is it necessary to use this tablet LIFE LONG, to reduce the cholesterol...? Other info : Her BP is below normal all the times (100/70) ## what medicine that i can take to gain my weight? ## TVMIN, no it may not be necessary for her to take the Atorvastatin for the rest of her life, sometimes cholesterol levels can be brought down enough with it and the addition of diet and exercise, so it is no longer needed. Learn more Atorvastatin details here. And Shine, you reall...

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What Are The Real Benefits Of Aztor 20mg

What Are The Real Benefits Of Aztor 20mg and i have been done angeioplast what is aztor 20 mg related to it. My cholestrol level is 54 ## "Aztor (atorvastatin) is used along with diet, exercise, and weight-loss to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Atorvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in the blood. This will decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart diseases because when there are high levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood, these substances may build up along the walls of the blood vessels and decrease or block blood flow to the he...

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Atorvastatin New Study - Save your money - Please Read

A new NIH study just came out in finding that you can most likely stretch your dollar with the use of statins. "Alternate-day dosing of individual statins (especially atorvastatin and rosuvastatin) is as efficacious as daily dosing on LDL-C and TG." Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28741244 ## Thank you very much for posting this study and valuable information. Some other recent studies have found that concern about cholesterol levels is not as important as once thought. High levels don't always mean that someone is more prone to heart disease, or other issues, according to AMA studies. But, as with all other medical information, this could change at any given time, if more research turns up other findings. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Question: Could either of ...

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Rbx White Oval Pill

Trying to identify white oval pill with RBX on one side and AT20 on other ## This is a tablet manufactured by Ranbaxy Canada, it contains 20mgs of Atorvastatin, which is used to help lower cholesterol. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## found a white oval pill in teen daughter's room. notch(score) on one side, on the other side is: rbx 582B exactly like above can anyone help? google hasn't been able to help nor identify this! ## Hi ever find out what that pill was,white oval pill with imprint AT20 other side imprint RBX?

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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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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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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 Gluten Free
I have celiac disease and want to know if Atorvastatin is gluten free. Thanks ## The composition of inactive ingredients... 16 replies
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 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 uses
Is Atorvastatin 20mg used to treat calcium as well as cholesterol levels? ## I'm a 43 year old man and boy i started... 3 replies
Atorvastatin 20 Mg side effects
Looking for information re side effects of atorvastatin (atolip) 20 mg. ## Atorvastatin is used for lowering blood chole... 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 New Study - Save your money - Please Read
A new NIH study just came out in finding that you can most likely stretch your dollar with the use of statins. "Alte... 2 replies




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