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Lipitor tablets 10 mg for hypercholesterolemia (atorvastatin, statin)
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General information on Japanese Lipitor tablets 10 mg for hypercholesterolemia (atorvastatin, statin)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan
Active ingredient: atorvastatin calcium hydrate (chemical formula C33H37FN2O6)
Medical effect: Lipitor tablets are effective for 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 taking the medicine 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 Lipitor tablets 10 mg from Japan for hypercholesterolemia (atorvastatin, statin)
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 Lipitor tablets 10 mg from Japan for hypercholesterolemia (atorvastatin, statin)?
Lipitor tablets contain atorvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor belonging to the group of statins. It works by inhibiting a certain enzyme and, by this, decreasing the blood level of low-density lipoproteins (“bad” cholesterol) and increasing the production of high-density lipoproteins (“good” cholesterol). Lipitor tablets prevent excessive production of the cholesterol in liver and, by this, lower the cholesterol blood level and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Who should take Lipitor tablets 10 mg from Japan?
Lipitor tablets are effective for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia and familial hypercholesterolemia. They are recommended 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 the right dosage of atorvastatin does not affect the risk of diabetes but reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with 2-4 diabetes risk factors (D. D. Waters, J. E. Ho, et al. Cardiovascular event reduction versus new-onset diabetes during atorvastatin therapy: effect of baseline risk factors for diabetes. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2013; 61: 148-52).