Torvakard - drugs used to lower cholesterol.
It reduces the amount of low density lipoproteins, apolipoprotein B, triglycerides, total cholesterol.
The active substance Torvakarda - atorvastatin.
Torvakard release tablets.
Analogs Torvakarda: Anvistat, Atokor, Atomaks, Atorvoks, atorvastatin. In all of these formulations contained the same active ingredient.
Torvakard prescribed for primary hypercholesterolemia, familial hypercholesterolemia and non-familial heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, mixed hyperlipidemia, which can be attributed to the type IIa or IIb of Fredrickson.
The instructions Torvakarda also pointed out that it can appoint disbetalipoproteinemii (third type of Fredrickson); elevated serum levels of triglycerides (a fourth type of Fredrickson); homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
There are good reviews about Torvakarde, used in treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The drug is effective as a means of secondary prevention - it helps prevent the development of heart attack, stroke, angina attack.
Instructions Torvakarda - method of application
Before and during treatment the patient is recommended to comply with lipid-lowering diet.
At the beginning of treatment prescribed 10 mg Torvakarda once a day. During treatment dosage increase - it ranges from 10-80 mg. Take the drug once a day, at any time of the day. Application Torvakarda independent of meal times.
At the beginning of therapy and with the gradual increase in the dose necessary to control blood lipid levels every 2-4 weeks. Permissible dosage, which can not exceed recommended - 80 mg.
When mixed primary hypercholesterolemia and hyperlipidemia in many cases to achieve the desired therapeutic effect sufficiently Torvakarda 10 mg.
Significant therapeutic effects can only be observed after two weeks of treatment, the maximal - in a month.
Judging by the reviews of Torvakarde, with prolonged use of the drug therapeutic effect is retained.
The possibility of using analog Torvakarda should be discussed with your doctor.
Side effects Torvakarda
Application Torvakarda can cause fatigue, drowsiness, headache,
depression, amnesia, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, nausea, anorexia, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, pancreatitis, hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, rashes, itching on the skin, cramps, back pain, myalgia, myositis, arthralgia, anaphylactic shock, epidermal toxic necrolysis, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia.
There are also reviews of Torvakarde, indicating that it can cause hair loss, weakness, weight gain, tinnitus, impotence, thrombocytopenia, secondary renal failure.
Torvakard of instruction is contraindicated in hepatic impairment, active liver disease, elevated liver enzymes, hereditary diseases (lactase deficiency, lactose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption), during pregnancy, lactation, children under the age of 18, in case of hypersensitivity.
It is undesirable to combine Torvakard and analogues of the drug with ethanol. With care prescribers patients suffering from diseases of the liver earlier, had undergone major surgery, trauma, and those who are diagnosed with the disease: violation of water-electrolyte balance, arterial hypotension, severe acute infection, uncontrolled epilepsy, a disease of the skeletal muscles, endocrine pathology, metabolic substances.