: Atorvastatin, Atorvastatin Calcium, Biovas, Atorlip
: Treat high cholesterol
: Brand Lipitor, generic Lipitor both available in 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
How Atorvastatin Works
Atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication that blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. Atorvastatin reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and total cholesterol in the blood when combined with exercise and a diet low in fat and cholesterol. By taking Lipitor or its generic counter-part you will lower your cholesterol which will in turn help to prevent heart disease and hardening of the arteries; it will also control conditions that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and vascular disease. This medication reduces the amount of LDL formed by limiting the amount of enzymes that create cholesterol. Lipitor and Generic Lipitor are also used to treat people with type 2 diabetes, and people with coronary heart disease.
Generic Lipitor vs Brand Lipitor
Generic Lipitor better known as Atorvastatin is chemically and therapeutically identical to the Brand Lipitor. The Lipitor generic alternative is the exact same in chemical composition, strength, and safety standards as the brand. Once inside of the body, generic Atorvastatin works identical to the brand, whether manufactured by Pfizer or a generic manufacturer both metabolize in the body the same way. Differences between Lipitor brand and generic Atorvastatin are primarily aesthetic; the generic because it is not manufactured by Pfizer,will look different in shape, colour or size compared to the brand. Currently we have the generic that comes from Uk and Canada, it may come from other countries around the world.
Atorvastatin Possible side effects
Atorvastatin can cause some serious side effects which are experienced in a smaller number of people, they include:
• Liver problems
• Muscle problems
• You pass brown or dark-coloured urine
• You feel more tired than usual
• Your skin and whites of your eyes get yellow
• You have stomach pain
• You have an allergic skin reaction
Less serious Side Effects:
• Alterations in some laboratory tests
• Upset stomach
Do not take Lipitor or the generic if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are brestfeeding. If you have Liver problems do not take Lipitor, or if you are allergic to Atorvastatin or any of its ingredients.
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