Lipitor Generic works within the system by reducing low-density lipo-protein or LDL cholesterol and the total cholesterol count in the blood. This in turn helps to prevent heart diseases and the fatal hardening of the arteries. These conditions are known to lead to cardiac arrests and vascular diseases. Lipitor is used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiac complications, especially in the case of people with coronary heart disease or stress related diabetes.
The medication needs to be administered as per the doctor's instructions. You need to follow the directions on the prescription label and always take Lipitor Generic with a full glass of water. It can be adminsitered with or without food and is taken once a day, at the same time, preferably. You need to pass clinical tests on your blood and liver function. Lipitor is part of a complete regime which also includes a regular and well balanced diet, prescribed and monitored exercise, and genuine efforts towards weight control. In the case of high cholestrol, you may need to take Lipitor on a long-term basis.
Lipitor Side effects
Lipitor side effects are hives, difficulty in breathing, facial swelling, muscle pain, weakness with fever or flu symptoms or dark colored urine.
Medical practioners all over the world advise not to use this medication if you are allergic to atorvastatin. The medication is also to be avoided by pregnant or breast-feeding women and in the case of liver disease.
Prior to taking Generic Lipitor it is very essential to indicate to the doctor if you are allergic to any drugs or if you have been clinically proven with diabetes, underactive thyroid, kidney disease, muscle disorder, drink alcoholic beverages, require major surgery or have a blood disorder. If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
The drug Lipitor can cause birth defects. You need to use an effective form of birth control while under the administration of the medication, since Lipitor Generic can even reduce the effect of the birth control pills! There is no clinical evidence if the drug Lipitor passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. However, do not take Lipitor without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Lipitor is prohibited for use in children under ten years of age. Any overdose needs to be reported to your doctor and medical assistance should be sought immediately.
In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and if it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Take the next scheduled dose. Avoid eating foods that are high in fat content and drinking alcohol. Alcohol is known to raise triglyceride levels, resulting in liver damage, while you are taking Lipitor. Grapefruit is also reported to interact with Lipitor.
Lipitor Generic needs to be stored at room temperature, in a cool, dry place.