Atorvastatin is prescribed to treat people who have high cholesterol levels.
Formulation – Atorvastatin is formulated using calcium carbonate, USP, candelilla wax, FCC, croscarmellose sodium, NF, hydroxypropyl cellulose, NF, lactose monohydrate, NF, magnesium stearate, NF and microcrystalline cellulose.
Atorvastatin is a drug that belongs to the Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat High Cholesterol, High Cholesterol, Familial Heterozygous and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.
Side Effects / Precautions
There are many different side effects that you could experience when you are taking Atorvastatin and these include unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, confusion, memory problems, fever, unusual tiredness, and dark coloured urine, swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all.
Atorvastatin does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
Simvastatin – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from High Cholesterol. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are Crestor, Lipitor, Zetia, Zocor, lovastatin.
Simvastatin – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from high cholesterol then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include Crestor, Lipitor, pravastatin, Zetia, Zocor.
Crestor – Should you be suffering from Cardiovascular Disease and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including Lipitor, rosuvastatin, Micardis, telmisartan.
Simvastatin – If you are suffering any of the side effects that are listed above and you are suffering from a High Cholesterol then you may be prescribed this drug. However, there are several others which have been found to be suitable alternatives and they include Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor, Vytorin, rosuvastatin.