Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin is a statin group of oral medication used to control the cholesterol levels in the body. It is used along with proper diet, exercise, and weight loss programs to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. It is commonly available under the brand name Lipitor.

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How to cure left-sided paralysis in my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has left side paralysis since three years. At the very instant she had it, we started physiotherapy. At that time, we also got an MRI of the brain done, reports of which I am attaching. In the report, it was mentioned that both the ICA are normal and we continued the physiot...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The neck doppler needs to be done to estimate the size of the stenosis. If it is more than 70 %, you will need to take her for a carotid endarterectomy procedure. Right now, I suggest...  Read Full »

How to reduce triglyceride levels after stent placement?

Query: Hello doctor,How to reduce triglyceride levels, which is 262 as on today. I have a stent placed three years ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had a stent, you must be on medicines like Atorvastatin or Rosuvastatin, which also helps in lowering triglyceride levels. In spite of these medications, if your triglycerides are elevated, you will need to add one more medicine like tablet Fenofibrate 14...  Read Full »

Please help me interpret my annual medical report.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old male. I have an active lifestyle with a focus on my diet and daily health regimen. I do not have any significant medical history, except for high cholesterol levels. I want to boost my testosterone levels too, as I hardly have any libido. Unless absolutely warranted,...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your complete list of investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The following are my observations and suggestions: There is an increased cholesterol level, subclinical hypothyroidism, and raised hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive pr...  Read Full »

Can a low carbohydrate diet, high-fat diet, and intermediate fasting make my glucose and lipid levels normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 100 kg, and now I weigh 90 kg. And my blo...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your m...  Read Full »

Can thyroid and contraceptive medications increase my triglyceride levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had hypothyroidism since last year. Currently, I am taking Levothyroxine - 25 mcg, Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, Paroxetine, Levocetirizine, Multivitamin. My lab results showed HDL 32 mg/dL, non-HDL 126 mg/dL and triglycerides - 585 mg/dL. Is that my condition is because of my medication? K...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. High triglyceride levels can be due to the following reasons: 1) Birth control pills are commonly known to cause a deranged lipid profile. 2) Hypothyroidism. 3) Alcohol intake. 4) Obesity- since your BMI (body mass index) is fine, we ca...  Read Full »

Am I a possible candidate for stroke?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently lost partial vision in my left eye. I was diagnosed with retinal ischemia by an eye specialist. After an angiogram, he suspects a small crystal of plaque blocking the blood supply to a portion of my retina. He told me I should see a cardiologist fairly soon, as he has worries ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are chances of cardioembolic stroke (some clot or infected vegetation) particle that your ophthalmologist is suspecting. Your cardiologist will do echocardio and see if any source of that in your heart. To prevent stroke, I suggest taking one high dose of Aspir...  Read Full »

Doctor has prescribed tablet ecospirin 75 AV for me. What is the use of this medicine?

Query: Hello, Doctor has prescribed tablet ecospirin 75 AV for me. What is the use of this medicine? Do I have any nerve disorder?   Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet ecospirin 75 AV contains aspirin and atorvastatin.  Aspirin is a blood thinner and atorvastatin is given to patients who have high blood cholesterol level. This combination is usually given to a cardiac patient. Long term side effect of aspirin is bleedi...  Read Full »

Does Lipitor cause weight loss?

Query: Hello, Does Atorvastatin cause weight loss?  Read Full »


Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Atorvastatin itself does not cause any weight loss. It is an anti lipid drug which lowers your lipids in blood that means, it will decrease chances of heart blockage. And you will not loose any weight because of atorvastatin itself. There can be minor side effects with ...  Read Full »

My doctor recommended Atocor 10 for irregularities in lipid profile. Can I take it while I am breastfeeding my baby?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old lactating mother. I am into my fourth month of postpartum. Recently I developed pain on the right side under ribs. On ultrasound, it was revealed that I am having gallstones of size 2 to 3 mm. So I consulted a general physician, and she advised me to take a lipid pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Atorvastatin is generally not recommended while breastfeeding. Some degree of dyslipidemia can be managed by lifestyle modification as well. Kindly share your investigation results.  Read Full »

What do a mildly dilated LA, normal LV, and mild MR in echo report mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had an echo test. The report says 'Mildly dilated LA. Normal LV size, with moderately reduced function. Mild MR. LVDD II'. What does it mean?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did he have any chest pain or heart attack in the past, or is he diabetic? To summarize the report, it says there is a decreased functioning of the heart, which most commonly occurs due to coronary artery disease or sometimes due to the weakening of the heart muscle...  Read Full »

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