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Atorlip Tablets – Product Information
Atorlip (Atorvastatin) is an oral drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. Each film-coated tablet of 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg contains Atorvastatin calcium equivalent to Atorvastatin 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg respectively. Atorlip is manufactured by Cipla Ltd. Mumbai, India.
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Manufacturer of Atorlip
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredient contained in Generic Atorlip Tablets is Atorvastatin.
Uses of Generic Atorlip Tablets
Atorlip is used with diet changes (restriction of cholesterol and fat intake) to reduce the amount of cholesterol and certain fatty substances in your blood. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats may help to prevent heart disease, angina (Chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks. ATORLIP is used in adult patients without clinically evident CHD
, but with multiple risk factors for CHD such as age, smoking, hypertension, low HDL-C, or a family history of early CHD to
- Reduce the risk of myocardial infarction
- Reduce the risk of stroke
- Reduce the risk for revascularization procedures and angina
In patients with type 2 diabetes, without clinically evident CHD, but with multiple risk factors for CHD present such as retinopathy, albuminuria, smoking, or hypertension, ATORLIP is used to Reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and reduce the risk of stroke.
ATORLIP is also used in patients with clinically evident CHD to:
- Reduce the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction
- Reduce the risk of fatal and non-fatal stroke
- Reduce the risk for revascularization procedures
- Reduce the risk of hospitalization for CHF
- Reduce the risk of angina
Atorlip is also used for the treatment of Hypercholesterolemia
Generic Atorlip Tablets – Dosage
Atorlip comes as a tablet to take it orally. It is usually taken as a single dose (once a day) at any time of the day, with or without food. To help you remember to take Atorlip, take it around the same time every day. The recommended starting dose of atorvastatin for adults is 10 or 20 mg once daily. Patients who require a large reduction in LDL (more than 45%) may be started at 40 mg once daily. The dosage range is 5 to 80 mg once daily.
The recommended starting dose of atorvastatin for Pediatric Patients between 10 to 17 years of age is 10 mg/day; the maximum recommended dose is 20 mg/day.
Your doctor may start you on a low dose of Atorlip and gradually increase your dose. Continue to take Atorlip even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Atorlip without talking to your doctor. Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Atorlip Tablets (Atorvastatin) is an oral drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. It belongs to a class of drugs referred to as statins which includes lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin, (Zocor), fluvastatin (Lescol), and pravastatin (Pravachol). All statins, including atorvastatin, prevent the production of cholesterol by the liver by blocking the enzyme that makes cholesterol, HMGCoA reductase. They lower total blood cholesterol as well as LDL cholesterol levels. (LDL cholesterol is believed to be the "bad" cholesterol that is primarily responsible for the development of coronary artery disease.) Lowering LDL cholesterol levels retards progression and may even reverse coronary artery disease. Unlike the other drugs in this class, atorvastatin also can reduce the concentration of triglycerides in the blood. High blood concentrations of triglycerides also have been associated with coronary artery disease. Atorvastatin was approved by the FDA in December of 1996.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Storage Instructions for Generic Atorlip Tablets
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Atorlip Tablets
Do not take Atorlip without first talking to your doctor if you have liver disease. Before taking Activir, tell your doctor if you have a chronic muscular disease, require major surgery, or have a blood disorder. You may not be able to take Atorlip , or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above. Atorlip is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that Activir is known to cause birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy. Do not take Activir if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Atorlip passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Possible Side Effects of Generic Atorlip Tablets
Although side effects from Atorlip are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- stomach pain or cramps
- blurred vision
- rash or itching
- upset stomach
- muscle pain
- muscle cramps or weakness with or without a fever.
More Information on Generic AtorlipTablets
- Rare cases of muscle problems and liver problems have been associated with the use of atorvastatin and other similar medicines. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if accompanied by a fever or flulike symptoms or yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal pain, unexplained fatigue, dark colored urine or pale colored stools. These may be early symptoms of muscle or liver problems.
- If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking atorvastatin and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- decreased urine or rust-colored urine; or
- blurred vision.
- Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take atorvastatin and talk to your doctor if you experience
- upset stomach or flatulence; or
- a rash.
- Side effects other than those listed here may also occur.
Buy Atorlip Tablets 5, 10 and 20 mg Online
You can buy Generic Atorlip Tablets online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in pills of 10 mg and 20 mg. The 5 mg pills are priced at only $0.55per unit if you place an order for 180 tablets, the 10 mg pills are priced at only $0.83 per unit if you place an order for 180 tablets whereas the 20 mg pills are priced at $1.44 per unit for an order of 180 tablets .
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