Atorvastatin is available under the brand name of Lipitor. This drug reduces the level of cholesterol and other blood fats, minimizing the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart issues. The use of Atorvastatin must be combined with a healthy low carb diet.
If you have used Atorvastatin (Lipitor) for at least 3 months, you can get the repeat prescriptions at our pharmacy. Fill in our simple form while making your order. Our specialist will check your order and approve the proper treatment. Prescription and shipping are included in the price.
The main active component of the drug is the statin atorvastatin. Atorvastatin impedes a certain enzyme that participate in the production of “bad” cholesterol, thereby decreasing the amount of cholesterol produced in your body. The medicine also makes your liver to process more cholesterol.
Lipitor is generally used only if the special diet and exercises have failed to reduce your cholesterol. In addition to the use of Lipitor, you should follow a low-carb and low-fat diet. Stick to the doctor’s recommendations to reduce your cholesterol and avoid the side effects.
Lipitor is available in different dosages: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg.
The initial dosage is 10mg. However, the doctor may change the dosage depending on your reaction to the treatment. The maximum dosage is 80mg a day. If you cholesterol has reduced, your doctor can advise you to take the lower dose. You must undergo regular check-ups and blood tests so that your doctor can monitor your health condition.
Never stop the treatment without your doctor’s approval, as it can increase your blood cholesterol and cause stroke or heart attack.
Try to take the drug at the same time every day (irrespective of the mealtime). If you missed the dose, skip it and continue your usual treatment. Never exceed the dose to compensate for the missed pill.
allergy to atorvastatin or any component of this drug;
aren’t taking contraceptive means;
are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or lactating
You may note the first adverse effects in about two weeks. Here is the list of the most common adverse effects that may go away on their own or persist and get worse:
Indigestion, constipation or loose bowels, stomachache
Sense of weakness or vertigo
Lipitor for the treatment of Alzheimer
Clinical researches have shown that the cholesterol-induced production of a neurotoxin may cause the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Therefore, by decreasing the release of cholesterol by taking a cholesterol-lowering statin, the production of this hormone may also decrease, slowing the development of AD.
In a clinical research, patients with minor to moderate Alzheimer received atorvastatin calcium or placebo. The research found that decreasing the circulation cholesterol levels improved the state of patients compared with placebo. But at the same time, this data, while encouraging aren’t statistically relevant. Researchers think that the results of the research are promising, but additional researches are necessary to find out the role of Lipitor in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.