June 1, 2023

Atorvastatin 10mg, 20mg and 40mg tablets used to lower cholesterol are discussed. Explain some potential side effects. Atoravastatin and alcohol explained as well as atorvastatin and grapefruit.

Hi josh i’m a registered pharmacist with pharmacist tips.com today are just going to tell you a little bit about a tourbus net and calcium dosage and side-effects first up what is a tour of a statin well you may also see it just listed as atorvastatin calcium same thing it’s just you can think of it as like a full name for the medication senna family of medicines

Called statins statins inhibit h mg co a simply a part of the cholesterol production process that’s used then to reduce cardiovascular disease which include things like heart attack and stroke and it’s also it’s used to reduce cholesterol there’s some studies or show that with a reduction in cholesterol that reduces cardiovascular disease well at or satin dosage

Tablets come in 10 20 40 and 80 milligram tablets medications like clarithromycin that’s an antibiotic sold under the brand name by accident or a chicanos all it’s an antifungal that would require lower dosage of atorvastatin other medicines made – they’re even used less than frequently than those you may be taken with or without food and the starting dose generally

We see people start on 10 to 20 milligrams per day a tour of a statin side effects some of the most common or like nasal symptoms congestion that sort of thing diarrhea muscle pain less than 10% can experience nausea stomach upset increase in liver enzymes so the doctor will most likely monitor that usually a lab before you start the medicine a lab like 12 weeks

Later six months later and then like every year or so after that can also cause some flatulence serious side effects include rhabdomyolysis tendon rupture and severe muscle and joint pain so a lot of this you know related to the muscle damage that can occur that enzyme used to inhibit the cholesterol can also affect your muscles you need to let the doctor know if

You’re having this problem we see across the board some people just have a mile muscle aches some people say their muscles feel so heavy they can hardly walk it just anywhere in between there if you do notice that a joint pain whatever you need to talk to your doctor and see if you need a dose adjustment or different medication and again this is not a complete

List of all the side effects others can occur alcohol and atorvastatin common question avoid excess because the alcohol is processed by the liver and the atorvastatin works through the liver as well it seems the occasional drink to be just fine if you want more than that you should you should talk to your doctor a grapefruit and atorvastatin it seems small amounts

Are alright the literature suggests no more than a quart of grapefruit juice a day what that does is it can increase the levels of torva setting and the body putting you at higher risk of some of those side effects so if you eat a lot of grapefruit you know and you started experiencing side effects you be sure to contact your health care provider so i appreciate

You watching i do hope this information is found useful to you i’ll always contact your health care provider if you have any questions or you feel like you’re having problems with your medicines always just watch out for side effects the sooner you notice they’re happening the sooner you talk to your doctor about it the less likely they’re gonna be a big problem

And if you have a question for me or if there’s something you’d like me to explain stop by pharmacists tips.com slash ask thank you

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Atorvastatin Calcium Dosage and Side Effects By Pharmacist Tips