Atorvastatin is used together with diet, weht loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Atorvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of fatty substances such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') and trlycerides in the blood and to increase the amount of hh-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol') in the blood. Therapy with lipid-altering agents should be only one component of multiple risk factor intervention in individuals at snificantly increased risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia.
Atorvastatin should be used with caution in: the elderly (those over 70 years of age), patients who have previously had liver disease or who regularly drink alcohol to excess, those who have previously had any type of stroke, patients with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), kidney problems, and those who have or have ever had any muscle pain or cramps, or if the patient or a close family member has an inherited (genetic or hereditary) muscle disorder, and patients with acute porphyria (a blood disease). GPnotebook is an online encyclopaedia of medicine that provides a trusted immediate reference resource for clinicians in the UK and internationally.
Previously it had been recommended that people taking statins have routine periodic liver function tests while taking the medication, but this recommendation has been removed, since such monitoring does not help much to detect or prevent such problems. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Click In order for us to create your customized Health Savvy programs, we need a little more information about the health topic(s) that you are interested in.
Atorvastatin is used together with a proper diet to lower cholesterol and trlyceride (fats) levels in the blood. It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits.
Atorvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, trlycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. PLAVIX MENSTRUATION
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