Atorlip 10 Mg Tablets (Atorvastatin)
Active ingredient: Atorvastatin
Packaging Type: 10 tabs/film
Manufacturer : Cipla
Product Code: PR10047
Atorlip (Atorvastatin Calcium)
This drug is used to reduce high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It is mainly used by patients who are at risk of coronary heart disease to minimize the risks of heart attack, stroke, revascularization procedures, myocardial infarction and angina.Classification and Mechanism of Action
Atorlip contains Atorvastatin Calcium as the active ingredient. Atorlip is classified on the basis of quantity of Atorvastatin present as tablets of 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg respectively. Atorvastatin inhibits HMG-CoA reductase to lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and raise the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in the blood. This drug reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and vascular disease.
How to take the medication
- You can take this medication with or without food
- It should be taken with plenty of water
The correct dose varies from person to person depending on the health conditions.
- The dose ranges from 10 mg to 80 mg once daily
- The recommended starting dose is 10 or 20 mg once daily
Go to the nearest emergency room or contact your doctor.
In case you miss a dose, and it is time to take the next dose then you should skip the missed dose and do not take 2 doses at a time.
Warnings and Precautions
→Avoid large amounts of alcohol and grapefruit
→You need to alert your doctor if
- You are allergic to Atorlip
- You are experiencing continuous or severe muscle soreness and weakness
- You are pregnant
- You have low blood pressure
- You drink alcohol
- You have liver problems
Common Side Effects
Some of the other common side effects of this drug are as follows:
- Stomach Pain
- Abdominal pain
- Runny or stuffy nose
Severe Side Effects
Here is a list of severe side effects of this medicine:
- Chest pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Dark urine
- Mood swings
- Trouble in breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Skin rash
- Persistent sore throat
- Swelling of the mouth, lips, face or tongue
When Atorlip should not be used
This drug should not be taken if
- You are suffering from liver disease
- You are allergic to any ingredient in Atorlip
- You are taking macrolide antibiotics
How long should you take Atorlip?
Strictly follow the dosing schedule and take this drug exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this drug without consulting your doctor.