This medication is used to help lower cholesterol.
- Important Note
- How to use
- Side Effects
- Drug Interactions
- Missed Dose
Before taking atorvastatin, please advise your health care professional if you have any of the following conditions: an alcohol problem; any hormone disorder (such as diabetes, under-active thyroid); blood salt imbalance; infection; kidney disease; liver disease; low blood pressure; muscle disorder or condition; recent surgery; seizures (convulsions); severe injury; an unusual or allergic reaction to atorvastatin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives; if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant; if you are breast-feeding.
Take atorvastatin tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the atorvastatin with a drink of water. Atorvastatin can be taken at anytime of the day with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Rare side effects that you should report to health care professional as soon as possible include: dark yellow or brown urine; decreased urination; difficulty passing urine; fever; muscle pain; tenderness; cramps; or weakness; redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth; skin rash, itching; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of the skin or eyes. Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome) include: diarrhea; gas; headache; joint pain; nausea; vomiting; stomach upset or pain; tiredness.
Please let your doctor know if you have any of the following conditions: an alcohol problem; any hormone disorder (such as diabetes, under-active thyroid); blood salt imbalance; infection; kidney disease; liver disease; low blood pressure; muscle disorder or condition; recent surgery; seizures (convulsions); severe injury; an unusual or allergic reaction to atorvastatin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives; if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant; if you are breast-feeding.
Alchohol-containing beverages; amiodarone; antacids; birth control pills; certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin and erythromycin; cimetidine; digoxin; diltiazem; grapefruit juice; medicines for fungal infections (examples: fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, voriconazole); herbal medicines such as Went Yeast; medicines for treating HIV infections; medicines that suppress your immune response (cyclosporine); medicines to lower cholesterol or triglycerides (examples: clofibrate, colestipol, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, niacin); medicine used to stop early pregnancy (mifepristone, RU-486 or Mifeprex); nefazodone; phenytoin; spironolactone; troglitazone; verapamil.
Atorvastatin is only part of a total cholesterol-lowering program. Your doctor or dietician can suggest a low-cholesterol and low-fat diet that will reduce your risk of getting heart and blood vessel disease. Avoid alcohol and smoking, and keep a proper exercise schedule. If you are going to have surgery tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking atorvastatin.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Atorvastatin - oral
Brands with same active pharmaceutical ingredient(s)
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Store at controlled room temperature between 20 to 25 degrees C (68 to 77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
- The above information is meant as a summary and will not tell you everything about the medicine.
- Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about this or any other medicine.
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