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Atorvastatin tablets 10 mg for lowering cholesterol level (statin)
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General information on Japanese Atorvastatin tablets 10 mg for lowering cholesterol level
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: atorvastatin calcium hydrate (chemical formula C33H37FN2O6)
Medical effect: Atorvastatin tablets are effective for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and familial hypercholesterolemia.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use in the following categories of patients:
- patients with renal disorders,
- patients with liver disorders,
- pregnant or possibly pregnant women,
- breastfeeding women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medication and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
Avoid grapefruit juice together with this medicine, since it may intensify medicinal effects.
Dosage and administration of Japanese Atorvastatin tablets 10 mg for lowering cholesterol level
For hypercholesterolemia: For adults, take 1 tablet 1 time a day. In case of severe symptoms, the dosage may be increased by the consulting doctor up to 2 tablets a day.
For familial hypercholesterolemia: For adults, take 1 tablet 1 time a day. In case of severe symptoms, the dosage may be increased by the consulting doctor up to 4 tablets a day.
The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms by the consulting doctor.
How effective are Atorvastatin tablets 10 mg from Japan for lowering cholesterol level?
Atorvastatin belongs to the group of statins, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors that are widely used for lowering the cholesterol blood level and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Atorvastatin (sold upon the brand names Lipidor, Sortis and others) is, unlike most other statins, a completely synthetic compound. It works by inhibiting a certain enzyme and, by this, decreasing the blood level of low-density lipoproteins (“bad” cholesterol). Also, Atorvastatin tablets increase the production of high-density lipoproteins (“good” cholesterol).
Who should use Atorvastatin tablets 10 mg from Japan?
Japanese Atorvastatin tablets are effective for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and familial hypercholesterolemia. They are used for the primary prevention of heart attack, stroke, and need for revascularization procedures in people who have risk factors and a family history of early heart disease. Also, studies showed that Atorvastatin tablets are helpful for the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina, and revascularization in patients with established coronary artery disease (P. Jones, S. Kafonek et al. Comparative Dose Efficacy Study of Atorvastatin Versus Simvastatin, Pravastatin, Lovastatin, and Fluvastatin in Patients With Hypercholesterolemia (The CURVES Study) // Preventive Cardiology, 1998, March, 81(5): P582-587). Moreover, this medicine is effective for the prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with type II diabetes.