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ATORSTAT 10mg x 28

Atorstat is prescribed together with diet to reduce bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol and lower triglycerides in the body thereby preventing stroke and heart attack in adults and children 10years of age and above. Atorstat is available on Drugstore Nigeria, an online pharmacy store in Lagos.

Atorstat Composition

Atorstat contains Atorvastatin 10mg as the active ingredient.

How does Atorstat work?

Atorstat contains Atorvastatin as the active ingredient. Atorvastatin belongs to a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) which works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body so as to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries thereby blocking blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body.

Atorstat Dosage

Dosage for prevention of heart disease

Adults: Take 10mg once per day

Children: Atorstat hasn’t been approved for use in children younger than 18 years for the prevention of heart disease.

Dosage for Cholesterol problems

Adults: Take 10mg once per day

Children (10-17years): Take 10mg once per day.

How to use Atorstat

•          Atorstat should be taken as prescribed by your physician

•          It should be taken by mouth. It should not be taken with high fat or high cholesterol food

•          It should be swallowed as a whole. Do not break or crush it.

When is the best time to take Atorstat 10mg tablet?

Take atorstat 10mg once a day. It can be taken at any time, as long as you stick to the same time every day. This will prevent your blood levels from becoming too high or too low. Sometimes your doctor or pharmacist may recommend taking it in the evening.

What are the common side effects of taking Atorstat?

Common side effects include;

•          Diarrhea,

•          Upset stomach,

•          Muscle and joint pain

•          Changes in some blood tests.

What should I avoid when taking Atorstat?

While taking Atorstat, avoid eating high-fat and high-cholesterol foods as part of your overall treatment. Also avoid large quantities of grapefruit or grapefruit juice, which can increase the risk of serious side effects development. Also, you should avoid the use of excess alcohol as this may lead to serious liver problems.

How long does it take Atorstat to lower cholesterol?

Atorstat starts to lower cholesterol within about two weeks of starting the medication.

Atorstat Price

Atorstat price is listed on Drugstore.ng, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy store.

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