How to Take Atorvastatin and Dose of Atorvastatin


Find out how to take Atorvastatin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Atorvastatin


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult PO- Initial- The recommended dose is 10 mg daily. Maximum: 80 mg/day.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problems, who are taking HIV protease inhibitors, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.  

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low blood pressure, serious infection, seizures, electrolyte problems, liver problems, alcohol abuse, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.
Monitor blood cholesterol level and liver functions regularly while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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