Atorvastatin

About "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.

Related Terms: Cholesterol, Control Cholesterol Level, Aspirin, Fenofibrate, Reduce Cholesterol, ECG, Lifestyle Modification

Recently Answered Questions


Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?
Query: Hello, Does Atorvastatin cause weight loss?  Read Full »
Dr. Rohit Jain
Internal Medicine Physician

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 »
 
How to normalize my high triglycerides?
Query: Hello doctor, My triglycerides are 296. Should I take some medicine to normalize it.? My total cholesterol is 183.  Read Full »
Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you take tablet Atorva (Atorvastatin) 20 mg once daily at night time before sleep for two months. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicine. Some patients do complain of myalgia after using this dose. ...  Read Full »
 
My husband had Losar Beta H twice by mistake. Will it cause any side effect?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband used to have Losar Beta H for his BP in the morning and Storvas 10 mg at night. But, mistakenly, he had Losar Beta H again at night. Will it cause any side effect? Should he have Storvas now?  Read Full »
Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. He can have Storvas (Atorvastatin) now. But, he should not repeat this mistake again. Ask him to take Losar Beta H (combination of Losartan, Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide) at a specific time in a day keeping it in a separate pill box. Just a single extra ...  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
Cardiologist

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 »
 
Do I need to take medicine for high cholesterol?
Query: Hi doctor, I do not have any health issues. But, my cholesterol level is high at 220. Do I need to take any medicine? Please let me know. I have attached my laboratory reports for your reference.  Read Full »
Dr. Abhishek Dixit
Nephrologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you should be started on statins preferably Atorvastatin 10 mg at bedtime and also low fat diet and regular exercise for 30 minutes daily. Are suffering from any other disease than high cholesterol? Are you hypertensive or diabetic? What is your age? Revert back with...  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
Cardiologist

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 145 mg, ...  Read Full »
 
What is the significance of a fluctuating blood pressure?
Query: Hello doctor, My father has been suffering from hypertension for more than 12 years and has been taking medication. For the past six to seven months, his blood pressure has been very much under control with Ayurvedic treatment. So, he very gradually decreased and stopped taking the medicines. Arou...  Read Full »
Dr. Saumya Mittal
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I think that the Atorvastatin dose you are getting may be too low. A dose of 20 mg may be needed at the least, and Clopitorva (Atorvastatin plus Clopidogrel) ...  Read Full »
 
Do I need to take medicine for high levels of LDL?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old. I do not smoke or drink, but my food habits are not very good. Recently, I got my blood checked for Apo B/Apo A and the ratio was really bad at 1.6. The triglyceride is around 474 and this rose from 270 around three months back. My HDL is 26, LDL 116 and TC 237. Let...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. You definitely need treatment for high cholesterol along with dietary modifications. You need to be started on a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Start regular exercise and avoid oil, rice and potatoes. For blood sugars, you can wait f...  Read Full »
 
I feel uncomfortable on deep breath. How can I normalize my breathing?
Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty in taking a deep breath. I feel uncomfortable. My uric acid and cholesterol levels are at a higher range than normal. What can I do to normalize my breathing?  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Pillai
Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have an LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol of 161 mg/dL. You can manage it by taking tablet Atorvastatin or tablet Rosuvastatin 20 mg at night for a month and see for improve...  Read Full »
 
Is my left-sided chest pain due to acidity or heart block?
Query: Hello doctor,I have borderline high cholesterol for five to six years. My blood tests like homocysteine and troponin-I were normal before three to four months.Since last week, I have left sided mild pain usually assumed by me as associated with gas and acidity. More often, I observed that whenever I...  Read Full »
Dr. Sanjib K Sahu
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An angiogram is not required. Serum uric acid, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides are high. Vitamin D3 is borderline. Please take Fibator LS (Fenofibrate and Atorvastatin) once a day at n...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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