Serious side effects
Serious side effects when taking Atovin are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Stop taking Atovin and call a doctor if you get:
- muscle pain, tenderness, weakness or cramps - these can be signs of muscle breakdown and kidney damage
- yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow, or if you have pale poo and dark pee - this can be a sign of liver problems
- a skin rash with pink-red blotches, especially on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
- severe stomach pain - this can be a sign of pancreas problems
- a cough, feeling short of breath, and weight loss - this can be a sign of lung disease
What Is Atovin (Lipitor) and How Does It Work?
Atovin (Lipitor) is a medication prescribed by a doctor to lower cholesterol in people who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol (high levels of cholesterol in the blood). Doctors diagnose high cholesterol through a simple blood test. Cholesterol (and triglycerides) are fats that are made in your body. While some cholesterol is necessary for the body, too much cholesterol is dangerous to your health. Cholesterol, specifically, is made in the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks This drug can also lower the risk for heart attack or stroke in patients with diabetes.
Note: Some research has shown a possible relationship between the use of statins and risk of diabetes, however, the risk of developing diabetes from the use of statin is very small.
Generic Name: Atovin (a TOR va sta tin)Brand Names: Lipitor
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Nov 1, 2019.
What are the uses for Lipitor (Atovin)?
- Lipitor is used for the treatment of elevated total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, and to elevate HDL cholesterol. The effectiveness of Lipitor in lowering cholesterol is dose-related, meaning that higher doses reduce cholesterol more.
- heart attack,
- hospitalization for congestive heart failure, and
- revascularization procedures.
ВїCГіmo se debe usar este medicamento?
La presentaciГіn de la Atovina es en tabletas para tomar por vГa oral. Usualmente se toma una vez al dГa, con o sin alimentos. Tome Atovina aproximadamente a la misma hora todos los dГas. Siga atentamente las instrucciones que se encuentran en la etiqueta de su receta mГ©dica y pida a su mГ©dico o farmacГ©utico que le explique cualquier parte que no comprenda. Tome Atovina exactamente como se indica. No tome mГЎs ni menos cantidad del medicamento ni lo tome con mГЎs frecuencia de lo que indica la receta de su mГ©dico.
Es posible que su mГ©dico le indique que inicie con una dosis baja de Atovina y que incremente gradualmente su dosis, no mГЎs de una vez cada 2 a 4 semanas.
ContinГєe tomando Atovina aunque se sienta bien. No deje de tomar Atovina sin hablar con su mГ©dico.
PICTURES OF ATORVASTATIN PILLS
Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of Atovin that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes and manufacturers. The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.
Alcohol interaction warning
The use of drinks that contain alcohol raises your risk for liver disease from Atovin. Talk to your doctor if you drink more than two alcoholic drinks per day.
Dosage for prevention of heart disease
Adult dosage (ages 18–64 years)
- Typical starting dosage: 10–20 mg taken once per day.
- Typical maintenance dosage: 10–80 mg taken once per day.
Child dosage (ages 0–17 years)
Atovin hasn’t been approved for use in children younger than 18 years for the prevention of heart disease.
Senior dosage (ages 65 years and older)
The kidneys of older adults may not work as well as they used to. This can cause your body to process drugs more slowly. As a result, more of a drug stays in your body for a longer time. This increases your risk for side effects.
Your doctor may start you on a lowered dosage or a different medication schedule. This can help keep levels of this drug from building up too much in your body.
Lipitor (Atovin) improves your cholesterol levels and is a common first treatment for people with high cholesterol or heart disease.
- Drug class: Cardiovascular
- Rx status: Prescription only
- Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (Atovin)
- Lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats), and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL) in people who have trouble doing this through diet and exercise.
- Lipitor (Atovin) can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
- It's one of the strongest cholesterol-lowering statin medications.
- Lipitor (Atovin) is a good option for people who have high cholesterol and diabetes.
- It's available as a generic drug and can be used in combination with other cholesterol lowering drugs.
What to expect from Atovin , on one page
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- Statins such as Lipitor (Atovin) can cause digestive problems, blood sugar problems, muscle aches and stiffness, muscle injury, kidney damage, or liver damage. Some people need to stop taking this medicine if these problems occur.
- You're at higher risk for these side effects if you are a female, are 65 years or older, or drink more than two alcoholic drinks a day, take more than one medicine for cholesterol, or have liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes.
- Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice can raise your risk of liver damage while taking Lipitor (Atovin).
What to expect from Atovin , on one page
Lipitor (Atovin) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).