Atorvastatin (Atsa) is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.
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It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
In which conditions should Atsa be avoided?
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problems, who are taking HIV protease inhibitors, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and hypersensitivity.
What are the Precautions needed with Atsa
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.
Are there any additional Precautions?
Avoid excess dosage.
At What Temperature Should it be Stored?
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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Atsa(Atorvastatin) : Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should avoid taking Atsa?
A: Atsa is not recommended for patients with hypersensitivity to the drug, acute liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis(1✔✔Trusted Source Atorvastatin
A: Atsa is not recommended during pregnancy or in women who may become pregnant. Statins are not recommended during pregnancy due to the increased risk of congenital abnormalities in the fetus(2✔✔Trusted Source Statin use during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
A:Avoid grapefruit juice while taking Atsa, as it significantly affects the pharmacokinetics of Atsa. Concurrent use of Atsa and st john's wort may reduce Atsa effectiveness(3✔✔Trusted Source Effects of grapefruit juice on pharmacokinetics of atorvastatin and pravastatin in Japanese
A: The long term use of Atsa is safe and effective in the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting your doctor(5✔✔Trusted Source Long-term efficacy and safety of a generic atorvastatin in usual clinical care setting
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5. Long-term efficacy and safety of a generic atorvastatin in usual clinical care setting - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22111443/ )
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