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Lipitor 20 mg lowers cholesterol in your blood. It improves cholesterol levels in people with different types of cholesterol problems. The medicine contains Atorvastatin which belongs to the statin class of drugs; these medications are usually given to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream when diet and lifestyle changes have failed to work. Atorvastatin also reduces your risk of heart complications even if your cholesterol levels are normal. It is available in the form of a tablet. Lipitor may be used as a part of combination therapy. It is often prescribed with other cholesterol-lowering medications to gain control over raised cholesterol levels. Atorvastatin works by lowering low-density protein or bad cholesterol and raising the high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol in the blood.
Take Lipitor 20 mg exactly as your doctor has told you. You must speak to your doctor if you have any doubt about the usage of the medicine. The doctor determines the duration of Atorvastatin therapy. In general, the dose of Lipitor depends on the condition of the patient, how severe the condition is, and other medical conditions. Atorvastatin is used for long term-term treatment. The tablet comes with risk if you do not take it as prescribed by the doctor. If you miss doses frequently, the medication may stop working completely. For this heart and blood pressure medicine to work properly, a certain amount of medicine must always be present. If you take too much Atorvastatin, you could have dangerous levels of the medicine in your bloodstream. An overdose may cause symptoms that include heartburn, confusion, gas, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, forgetfulness, dark colored urine, etc.
Talk to your doctor before taking Lipitor 20 mg tablets if you have severe respiratory failure, kidney problems, underactive thyroid gland, unexplained muscle aches, previous muscular problems, have a history of liver disease, or you are older than 70 years. If any of these apply to you, please speak to your doctor. Atorvastatin oral tablet may interact with other prescription medications, vitamins, or herbal medications. To avoid possible drug interaction, it is important to let your doctor know of all the medications you have been using. Drugs that cause interactions with Atorvastatin include antibiotics, fungal drugs, cholesterol-lowering medications, HIV medications, rifampin, digoxin, oral birth control pills, cyclosporine, and colchicine.
Some of the more common side effects of Lipitor 20 mg are diarrhea, joint pain, confusion, gas, forgetfulness, heartburn, and cold symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and runny nose. Most of these side effects are mild and disappear after few days of regular usage of the medicine. If any of these get more severe or persist for a longer duration, please speak to your doctor straight away. Call your doctor if you develop serious side effects such as tiredness, muscle weakness, and liver problems. The signs of a liver problem include dark-coloured urine, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, weakness, tiredness, and yellowing of your skin.