June 4, 2023

Atorvastatin is a statin medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treat abnormal lipid levels. For the prevention of cardiovascular disease, statins are a first-line treatment. It is taken by mouth

A door of a statin chemical structure pharmacological classification hmg co-reductase inhibitors or commonly called statins at door of a statin is a state and medication used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treat abnormal liquid levels for the prevention of cardiovascular disease staton’s are a first-line treatment it is taken by mouth

Possible routes of administration by mouth bioavailability 12% elimination half-life 14 hours mechanism of action adora vest hatton is a competitive inhibitor of hmg co-reductase hmg co-reductase catalyzes the reduction of 3 hydroxy three methyl gluteal coenzyme a hmg co2 mevalonate which is the rate limiting step in hepatic cholesterol biosynthesis inhibition

Of the enzyme decreases de novo cholesterol synthesis increasing expression of low-density lipoprotein receptor x’ ldl receptors on hepatocytes indications it is used to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol hdl it is used to lower triglycerides it is used in some people to lower the chance of heart attack stroke and certain heart procedures it is used

To slow the progress of heart disease dosage forms and strengths tablet 10 milligrams 20 milligrams 40 milligrams saving milligrams side effects 10% diarrhea five to 14% nasopharyngitis four to 13% arthralgia four to 12% one to 10% insomnia one to 5% urinary tract infection four to eight percent nausea 47% dyspepsia three to six percent increased transom minuses

Two to three percent muscle spasms two to five percent patient counselling the dosage is based on your medical condition response to treatment age and other medications you may be taking it may take up to four weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug remember to take it at the same time each day follow the diet and workout blend out your doctor told you

About avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise grapefruit can increase the amount of this medication in your bloodstream take a missed dose as soon as you think about it and go back to your normal time if it has been 12 hours or more since the miss dose skip the miss toes and go back

To your normal time frequently asked questions why should you take statins a night certain stations work better when taken with a meal others work best when they’re taken at night this is because the cholesterol making enzyme is more active at night also the half-life or the amount of time it takes for half the dose to leave your body of some statins is short what

Foods should you avoid when taking avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol or a tour of a statin will not be as effective avoid drinking alcohol it can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage thought grapefruit may interact with the door of a statin and lead to unwanted side effects

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Atorvastatin | Statins | Drug of the Day By Dr Pharma