Atorvastatin: instructions for use, indications, price

 

Composition

The main active agent of the drug is atorvastatin, which is present in tablets in the form of calcium salt.

Pharmacokinetics

The drug is well perceived by the body; The maximum dose of atorvastatin is observed in the blood within 2 hours after ingestion. Food slows down the process of digestibility, so it is better to drink the medicine in the morning on an empty stomach.

The active substance is removed after 12 hours with bile and only 2% of atorvastatin is observed in the urine.

Indications

“Atorvastatin” is prescribed to patients who have been diagnosed with elevated cholesterol on the basis of tests. The drug should be used in conjunction with a diet prescribed for hypercholesterolemia.

Contraindications

The drug, whose active agent is atorvastatin, is contraindicated in patients with acute liver disease.In addition, it is not recommended to use it for liver failure, during pregnancy and when breastfeeding a baby.

Doctors prescribed "Atorvastatin" for children with caution. In acute infectious diseases, uncontrolled convulsions and injuries, the drug is possible for use, but under the strict supervision of a physician.

Mode of application

For a positive result, the drug must be prescribed with a special diet. The dose and duration of admission is determined by the doctor. Most often, atorvastatin is discharged first at 10 mg per day, later the dosage is increased to 80 mg. During treatment, be sure to monitor cholesterol levels.

Side effects

"Atorvastatin" can adversely affect many organs, so during the reception you need to listen to your body. On the part of the nervous system, some patients reported disturbed sleep, dizziness, depressive states, and even loss of consciousness.

The drug has the ability to adversely affect the senses, and the hematopoietic system, and the musculoskeletal skeleton. On the part of the heart system, a small percentage of people have noted chest pain.Surprisingly, atorvastatin can cause bronchitis and rhinitis.

Some female patients complained of urogenital infections, bleeding, and decreased libido. As with any medicine, atorvastatin can cause allergic reactions.

Price

The cost of "Atorvastatin", sold through a pharmacy, depends on the dosage of the main active ingredient. For example, 30 tablets with a dosage of 10 mg will cost the buyer 100 rubles; the same amount, but with atorvastatin 20 mg will be released already at 120 rubles.

 

The price of the drug depends on the manufacturer. You can purchase analogues of the drug, for example, "Rosuvastatin", "Liprimar" but they may differ in composition, indications and even contraindications. Therefore, before buying a substitute, it is better to familiarize yourself with the instructions in advance.