Lipvas 10mg Tablets (Generic Name: Atorvastatin 10mg Tablets ) is used together with diet to lower blood levels of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of “good” cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood).
Other Brand name:- Lipitor
Drug Class: Statins
This medication is used to treat high cholesterol, and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors.
10 mg is the power or strength of the drug available in tablet form.
HOW Lipvas 10mg TABLETS WORK :-
Statins are drugs that can lower your cholesterol. They work by blocking a substance your body needs to make cholesterol.
Lowering cholesterol isn’t the only benefit associated with statins. These medications have also been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. These drugs may help stabilize the plaques on blood vessel walls and reduce the risk of certain blood clots.
RECOMMENDED WAYS TO TAKE Lipvas 10mg TABLETS:-
- Take atorvastatin once a day or as directed by your doctor. You can choose to take it at any time, as long as you stick to the same time every day. This prevents your blood levels from becoming too high or too low.
- You can take atorvastatin with or without food, but taking it after food may help if it makes you feel sick.
- Swallow atorvastatin tablets whole with a drink of water.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF Lipvas 10mg TABLETS (Atorvastatin):-
- Cold-like symptoms.
- Joint pain.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Stomach pain.
- Muscle pain and spasms.
- Difficulty falling and staying asleep.
LESS COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:-
- Nose Bleeds
- Blurred Vision
- Ringing in the Ears
- Liver problems
- Abnormal blood and urine test result
- Malaise (general feeling of discomfort or uneasiness)
VITAL PRECAUTIONS and WARNINGS:-
Every drug has side effects. How vulnerable you are to these side effects depends on many different factors, which can be generally grouped as patient-related, drug-related, and environmentally or socially-related. Find out if you have any characteristics that will increase your susceptibility to drug-related reactions, and what you can do to manage some of these possible side effects.
After the medication became available to the public, people reported additional side effects such as tiredness, tendon problems, memory loss and confusion. Other reported issues included dizziness, depression, peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis and interstitial lung disease. According to the drug label, the cognitive issues were generally not serious and went away after patients stopped taking the drug.
MUSCLE and JOINT PROBLEMS:-
Some Atorvastatin patients report various types of muscle injuries after taking the drug. Although the likelihood of muscle disease is minimal with statins alone, researchers determined the risk is substantially elevated among patients who take statins at the same time as other medications such as certain antibiotics, antifungals and treatments for HIV and hepatitis C.
HOW TO STORE Lipvas 10mg TABLETS:-
- Store this medication at room temperature between 68°F (20°C) and 77°F (25°C). Keep it away from high temperatures.
- Don’t store this medication in moist or damp areas, such as bathrooms.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CLEAR YOUR BODY OF THE EFFECTS OF Lipvas 10mg TABLETS? :-
It takes about 77 hours (3 days) for Atorvastatin to be out of your system. The elimination half life of Atorvastatin is approximately 14 hours. This is the time it takes for your body to reduce plasma drug levels by half.
PRODUCTS THAT MAY INTERACT WITH Lipvas 10mg TABLETSINCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:-
Some products that may interact with this drug include: daptomycin, gemfibrozil. Other medications can affect the removal of atorvastatin from your body, which may affect how atorvastatin works. Examples include cyclosporine, glecaprevir plus pibrentasvir, telithromycin, ritonavir, among others. Grapefruit juice and grapefruits can interact with atorvastatin