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Atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication, which can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and vascular diseases. It works by blocking the production of cholesterol in the body. Atorvastatin reduces bad cholesterol namely low-density lipoprotein. It belongs to a class of drugs referred to as statins.
Recommended Dosage - Discount Prescription Drug Atorvastatin
The dosage of Atorvastatin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Atorvastatin with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.
Missed Dose of Atorvastatin
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Atorvastatin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Overdose of Atorvastatin
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Atorvastatin, seek medical attention immediately.
Side Effects of Atorvastatin
Like other medicines, Atorvastatin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Atorvastatin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Atorvastatin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Atorvastatin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Atorvastatin can cause side effects such as constipation, bloating, diarrhea, stomach pain, heartburn, headache, stuffy nose, and itching. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Atorvastatin.