Lipitor - a drug that lowers cholesterol.

Pharmacological action

 The main purpose of Lipitor - cholesterol-lowering lipoprotein, which is the prevention of atherosclerosis, reduces the likelihood of developing ischemic heart disease.

The active ingredient of the drug - of the statin atorvastatin.

Product form


Analogs of Lipitor: Atomaks, atorvastatin, Atorvoks, Atoris, atorvastatin calcium, Liptonorm, lipon,

Indications Lipitor

Lipitor take in familial heterozygous hypercholesterolemia and non-familial hypercholesterolemia by Frederickson Type IIa, mixed hyperlipidemia, a family of endogenous hypertriglyceridemia, disbetalipoproteinemii.

As a means of further treatment Lipitor is used to treat hereditary homozygous hypercholesterolemia.

There are reviews of Lipitor effective in cardiovascular diseases, developed on the background of dyslipidemia, secondary prevention of heart attack, rehospitalization for angina.

Lipitor instructions: how to use

Time of taking the pills Lipitor is independent of meal times. Started treatment with a dosage of 10 mg p / day. Change the originally assigned dose of only one month. Acceptable daily dosage - 80mg, take it at a time.

When primary hypercholesterolemia or mixed hyperlipidemia appoint 10 mg taken one p / day. Judging by the reviews of Lipitor, the drug's effect becomes noticeable in two weeks, and the maximum effect develops within a month.

When homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia prescribed Lipitor 80mg one p / day.

The instructions Lipitor also stated that before treatment the patient must follow a diet aimed at lowering lipid levels in the blood.

In cases where there is no opportunity to use the original drug as directed by a physician and assigned them to the scheme employed counterparts Lipitor.  Atomaks - analogue of Lipitor

side effects

Lipitor can cause drowsiness, amnesia, peripheral neuropathy, insomnia, paresthesia, headache, emotional lability, fainting, ringing in the ears, change in taste, deafness, migraine, bronchial asthma, rhinitis, angina pectoris, phlebitis, heart palpitations, belching, disease, esophagitis, change in appetite, angina, arrhythmias, thrombocytopenia, pneumonia, bleeding from the nose, abdominal pain, dry mouth, anorexia, gastroenteritis, biliary colic, dysphagia, hepatitis, glossitis, esophagitis, gastralgia, stomatitis, gastrointestinal ulcer or erosion, rectal bleeding, bleeding gums, arthritis, myositis, myalgia, nephritis, impotence, increased muscle tone, bursitis, muscle cramps in the legs, urogenital infections, depression, dyspnoea, arthralgia, impaired urination, skin rash, petechiae, seborrhea, eczema, urticaria, hypoglycemia, weight gain, worsening of gout.

In addition, during treatment with Lipitor can develop mammalgia, gynecomastia.

When unexplained muscle weakness or muscle pain, especially if it starts a fever or feel malaise, seek medical advice.

There are reviews of Lipitor, confirming that an overdose may occur or intensify the above side effects. As treatment is carried out standard symptomatic therapy, an antidote for this product is not. Hemodialysis is considered ineffective.

Analogs of Lipitor may have other side effects and contraindications.

Contraindications Lipitor

Lipitor is contraindicated in liver disease in the active stage, with liver failure, increased liver enzymes.

Pregnant women, nursing mothers is not recommended the use of Lipitor.

With care prescribe a remedy for children, as well as metabolic, endocrine disorders, diseases of the liver in the past, alcoholism, reduced pressure, more severe acute infections, major surgery, after injuries, uncontrolled convulsions.

The instructions Lipitor indicated that the concentration of atorvastatin in blood increases when combined with fibrates, immunosuppressants, clarithromycin, cyclosporine, erythromycin, antifungal agents (from the group of azoles) nicotinamide.