Lipitor ( Atorvastatin calcium )
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Lipitor is generally used to change the routine diet regimen, which is effective in reduction of the amount of cholesterol in the body and certain fatty acids in the blood. It acts by reducing the cholesterol level in the body. The accumulation of cholesterol and fats on the wall of the arteries thickens the arteries, and as the result, reduction in flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, heart, and other parts of the body. By reducing the cholesterol and fats in blood levels, Lipitor aids in prevention of coronary heart diseases, angina pectoris, as well as stroke.
Lipitor is for those who have high cholesterol levels in the blood, and should be taken along with low fat diet. In this manner, it can reduce LDL cholesterol, which is the bad cholesterol, the level of triglycerides as well as total cholesterol. It helps in increasing levels of HDL in blood. HDL is the known as good cholesterol.
Doctors prescribe oral intake of Lipitor. The medicine can also be administered after crumpling it and breaking it into two. Best results are seen, if taken empty stomach, just before going to sleep, because the cholesterol is accumulated in your body faster between the time of midnight and 5 am. Adhering to the medication as prescribed by the physician, will take almost 2 to 4 weeks, until your cholesterol in the blood are reduced to optimum levels.
Keep the medicine from reach of children. Store the drug at room temperature, protected from heat and light, and in the original packing. Discard the medicines that have reached or crossed the expiry date.
In an event, where you miss a dose, take the dose immediately. However, if the time of first dose coincides with your next dose timings, then, you can very well get off with your next dose. Never double the dose of the medicine.
Your physician will recommend regular blood test to check the liver functions, before and after initiating of treatment with this drug.
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