How does Lipitor work?
Lipitor is used to treat patients who have high cholesterol levels in their blood, including patients who have inherited certain cholesterol disorders. When taking Lipitor, you must also see to it that you shift to a good lifestyle (proper diet, quit smoking, and have a regular exercise program).
Lipitor works by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase in order to lessen cholesterol in the blood. It lessens the total amount of the low density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” and increases the high density lipoprotein (HDL) or the “good cholesterol” levels at the same time. Lipitor has been proven to help reduce the risks associated with heart conditions, including heart attacks.
Lipitor also works as a treatment for reducing the risk of stroke and heart attacks in patients who are hypertensive (patients who have high blood pressure) and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but who do not experience symptoms that are associated with heart disease.
Lipitor can also help to reduce cholesterol levels in patients who are between 10 and 17 years old (adolescents) with increased cholesterol levels and a family history of early heart disease.
How do I take Lipitor?
Before taking Lipitor, you must see to it that you have already shifted to a healthy lifestyle. You can consult a health care expert to discuss how you can lead a healthy lifestyle.
Usually, the starting daily dosage of Lipitor for adults is low (once a day), then it gradually increases (in grams, not in number of intakes) depending on how the patient responds to the treatment. For best results, it is preferred that Lipitor be taken in the evening, with or without food. On the other hand, the allowed dosage for children from 10 to 17 years old is not more than once a day, depending on the recommendation of your doctor.
Are there side effects?
In some cases, patients who are taking Lipitor may experience adverse effects such as:
- UTI (urinary tract infection)
- Peripheral edema
- Chest pain
- Abdominal pain
Once you start to experience these side effects, it is advised that you consult your doctor immediately.
Can I buy Lipitor online?
Buying Lipitor online is straightforward and confidential. You can do this in the comfort of your home. However, you must first see to it that you secure a prescription through a free online consultation with a doctor. After doing so, your medication will be sent to you the following day.