Lipvas (Atorvastatin) 20 Mg Tablet
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Lipvas 20 mg is a prescription medicine for the management of hypercholesterolemia. It has the active ingredient Atorvastatin, which belongs to the group of drugs known as Statins. The class of drugs include lipid regulating medicines. Statins are well known to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when changes to lifestyle such as low-fat diet and exercise have failed. Atorvastatin helps kin the prevention of coronary heart diseases such as stroke, myocardial infarction, angina, and other heart complications. While receiving statin treatment, it is important to maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.
Use cautiously in patients with a history of liver disease, renal impairment, and alcoholism. Your doctor should be aware of concurrent use of certain drugs such as azole antifungals, niacin, clarithromycin, gemfibrozil, cyclosporine, erythromycin, and protease inhibitors. Women of childbearing age should first consult their doctors before using Atorvastatin. The safe of Atorvastatin in children has not been established in children below ten years of age. Patients should avoid grapefruit juice during treatment. The statin drug helps control but does not cure raised cholesterol levels. It is important to notify your doctor if unexplained muscle pain, weakness, or tenderness occurs particularly when accompanied by fever. Patients are advised to notify their doctor of treatment regimen before surgery.
The common side effects of Lipvas 20 mg include muscle weakness, pain, tenderness, discoloration of urine. If these symptoms accompanied with high temperature them it may be an indication of abnormal muscle breakdown. The side effect does not go away even after you stop the treatment. The condition can be life-threatening and cause serious complications such as kidney impairment. Some people may also experience serious illness with severe peeling, swelling, and blistering of the skin. Serious allergic reactions are rare but associated with the frequent use of Lipvas 20 mg. The symptoms include swelling of the face, tongue and throat that causes breathing problems.
Take Lipvas 40 mg as directed. A patient may take this drug without regards to food. The medicine is available in the form of tablet for oral administration. It is important to take the Atorvastatin on a daily basis for best results. However, if you miss a dose try not to double up the dose to compensate the missed one. Your doctor may be asked to take medicine in combination with diet restrictions, exercise, and cessation of smoking.