Lipitor is basically the drug supplement that belongs to a group known as HMG CoA reductase inhibitors or the statins in major. Lipitor is the formulated structured chemical that is used to treat the conditions like low blood levels of "bad" cholesterol which is basically the lower density of lipoprotein, to increase levels of "good" cholesterol which is a higher density of lipoprotein, and to lower the fat which presence in the blood called as triglycerides, the Lipitor can be taken along with the diet normally.
Lipitor drug was formulated to treat the higher levels of cholesterol in the body, and to down the risk of stroke or heart attack, coronary heart disease, or any other heart-related complications in a person having type 2 diabetes, or another risk may be a genetically high level of cholesterol.
You should read all the necessary details about the drug before once taking it, you are not supposed to take Lipitor if you are conceived or breastfeeding, or if you are affected with liver disease, or if you already have an allergic reaction to Lipitor in an earlier time of having it.
The Lipitor can be taken along with your diet while it should not be taken along with any other medicine together while serious drug interactions can occur which will affect your body. Tell all details to your healthcare providers regarding all currently using medicines, and also any medicine you start or stop using recently.
Take an emergency help or contact your doctor right away if you have severe muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness in the body especially if you also have a fever, unusual tiredness, or dark-colored urine.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Lipitor drug if you are already allergic to atorvastatin, or if you have:
- liver disease; or
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are pregnant then atorvastatin can harm your unborn baby or can possibly cause birth defects to the baby. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Stop using this drug and contact your doctor and tell them right away if you become pregnant. To make sure this medicine is safe inform your doctor if you have ever had problems like:
- liver problems;
- muscle pain or weakness;
- kidney disease;
- a thyroid disorder;
How should I take Lipitor?
Take the right amount and also carefully read the directions and the guide mentioned on the label which your doctor prescribed. Your doctor can seasonally change your dose amount to make sure you get good results from the pills. Take the right amount of medicine do not take larger or smaller amounts or for a longer period of time as your doctor recommended.
Lipitor is usually taken only once a day orally, which can be taken with or without food. Follow and take the medicine at the same time every day.