Lipitor (atorvastatin) belongs to a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Lipitor reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL). Lipitor 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. Lipitor is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
How to consume
Always make sure, before you buy Lipitor, to tell your doctor if you have diabetes, a thyroid disorder, muscle pain or weakness, a history of liver or kidney disease, or if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily. Take Lipitor exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not break an Lipitor tablet unless your doctor has told you. Lipitor is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. It's important to remember that your blood will need to be tested often after you buy Lipitor online, to make sure that Lipitor is helping your condition and is not causing harmful effects. Your liver function may also need to be tested. So make it a habit to visit your doctor regularly.
If you miss your dose, take it as soon as you remember, or if it is too late, skip the missed dose and continue with your routine dose at the next scheduled time. In the condition of consuming over dose, call your doctor and seek medical help.
Encounter with other drugs
Many drugs can encounter with Lipitor. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using: Heart or blood pressure medication like digoxin (Lanoxin); HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor); Any other "statin" medication such as amlodipine and atorvastatin (Caduet); Birth control pills; Cimetidine (Tagamet); Conivaptan (Vaprisol); Isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis); An antibiotic like dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid); An antidepressant like nefazodone. This list is not complete and there are many other drugs can increase your risk of serious medical problems if encountered with Lipitor. Tell your doctor about all medications you use before you start on Lipitor or it may badly hamper the drug's effectiveness, also such drug interactions gives you unnecessary side effects.
Call your doctor and seek medical help incase you have any side effect such as these:Infection, flu-like syndrome, allergic reaction; Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea; Rashes; Weakness; Urinary tract infection; Insomnia and dizziness; Chest pain and peripheral edema; Arthralgia, myalgia, back pain, arthritis; Sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, rhinitis. This is not a complete list of side effects and other such similar or different side effects may appear during the course of treatment with Lipitor, so a strict adherence to the doctor's instructions is highly recommended. Call your doctor for a complete details of all such possible side effects and medical advice about side effects.
Store it well
Keep this medication at the room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Never keep the children reach to the place of storing the Lipitor or other such medications.
Disclaimer: the above information provided is for your own reference. If you need to start the medicine under any circumstance(s) please consult your health care facilitator for a detailed plan to follow up.