How does Atorvastatin work?
Atorvastatin helps patients for whom lifestyle changes alone have not worked. The drug is part of a group of medication called statins. Statins are lipid-lowering agents which prevent ailments associated with cardiovascular diseases. Cholesterol is a type of lipid which is produced in the liver when you consume fatty foods. High levels of cholesterol can lead to a number of ailments which can be harmful when left untreated.
The medication works on lowering the LDL or low density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) in our blood. It helps the body dispose of this bad cholesterol and generate high density lipoprotein or HDL (good cholesterol). This reduces the probability of heart diseases such as heart attacks and strokes in the patients.
How do I take Atorvastatin?
The medication is available in different strengths and your doctor will determine the best dose suitable for you. Take Atorvastatin once each day at a time, which is suitable for you, but it is generally advisable to take the dosage at the same time each day.
The doctor will check on you regularly to make sure that the medication is working for you. To gain the most out of the treatment you are required to cut down on alcohol, eating healthy and maintaining a strict diet, reducing salt intake, stop smoking and exercising regularly. Grapefruit can negate the effects of the medication and hence you are advised to avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice when taking the medication. Females who are pregnant are to avoid the drug altogether.
Are there side effects?
Along with its useful effects, Atorvastatin may develop some unwanted effects of minor severity. These unwanted effects do improve as the body adjusts to the medication. One in ten people may face some of these common side effects:
- Muscle aches or pains
- Nausea, indigestion, wind (flatulence)
- Nosebleeds or runny nose
There are other side effects which are extremely rare, but can be very serious. You are advised to consult your doctor immediately if you develop muscle cramps, fever, feel short of breath, unexpected cough and allergic reactions such as swelling of the face or skin rashes.
Can I buy Atorvastatin online?
Yes, you can easily buy Atorvastatin most online. The procedure is completely straightforward and confidential. However, you are advised to first consult with an online doctor to determine whether the medication is suitable for you. Once you acquire the prescription the medication will be sent to you the following day.