ATORVASTATIN (Lipitor, Sortis) belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins". Atorvastatin is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). Used to treat high cholesterol, and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.
- Used together with diet, weight loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Used to decrease the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol').
- Increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol') in the blood.
GUARANTEE & EXPIRY DAY
100% original from various Russian pharmaceutical manufacturers. Expiry date up to 03.2025.
Atorvastatin is used together with a proper diet to lower cholesterol and triglyceride (fats) levels in the blood. This medicine may help prevent medical problems (eg, chest pain, heart attack, or stroke) that are caused by fats clogging the blood vessels. It may also be used to prevent certain types of heart and blood vessel problems in patients with risk factors for heart problems. Atorvastatin belongs to the group of medicines called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, or statins. It works by blocking an enzyme that is needed by the body to make cholesterol, and this reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood.
PACKAGE & DOSAGE
The medication is taken orally.
Active ingredient: atorvastatin calcium trihydrate (in terms of atorvastatin) - 10, 20, 40 mg per tablet.
Excipients: lactose monohydrate (milk sugar), potato starch, calcium carbonate, hyprolose (hydroxypropyl cellulose), croscarmellose sodium, talc, calcium stearate.
Shell composition: hypromellose (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), macrogol-6000 (high molecular weight polyethylene glycol), talc, titanium dioxide.
Orally, after meals.
Seek your doctor's advise before use.
Before using Atorvastatin, the patient is recommended a standard lipid-lowering diet, which he should continue to follow throughout the entire period of therapy.
The initial dose is on average 10 mg once a day. The dose varies from 10 to 80 mg once a day. Atorvastatin can be taken at any time of the day with food or regardless of meal time. The dose is selected taking into account the initial concentrations of cholesterol / LDL, the goal of therapy and the individual effect. At the beginning of treatment and/or during an increase in the dose of Atorvastatin, it is necessary to monitor the concentration of lipids in the blood plasma every 2-4 weeks and adjust the dose accordingly.
It is recommended to store the medicine in a dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25°C.
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