Generic Name - Atorvastatin
Category - Antihypertensive drug
Generic for Lipitor* is indicated for the treatment of blocking the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in your body. Atrovastatin (Generic for Lipitor*) reduces the amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases the level of HDL (good) cholesterol in your blood. This is important in reducing the risk of hardening arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
Generic for Lipitor* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Lipitor* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Lipitor* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
A chronic muscular disease
Require major surgery or
Have a blood disorder.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Lipitor*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Generic for Lipitor* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericLipitor*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Lipitor* for hypercholesterolemia is 10 or 20 milligrams once a day. (The doctor may start with 40 milligrams daily if the LDL levels need to be reduced by more than 45 percent). The maximum recommended daily dose is 80 milligrams.
Generic for Lipitor* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Lipitor* side Effects include dark yellow or brown urine, decreased urination, difficulty passing urine, fever, muscle pain, tenderness, cramps, or weakness, redness, blistering and peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Lipitor*.
Generic for Lipitor* and Pregnancy
Studies suggests use of Generic for Lipitor* will cause birth defects if it is taken during pregnancy. Cholesterol is very important for the proper development of a baby. Do not take Lipitor* if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.
Generic for Lipitor* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Lipitor* passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Lipitor* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Lipitor* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Lipitor* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Lipitor* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Lipitor* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.