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Atorvastatin tablets, also sometimes called Lipitor, belong to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) regulating medicines. Atorvastatin tablets are used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood and therefore lower cholesterol. It is intended for use in people who struggle to lower their cholesterol with diet and exercise alone.
If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, you can buy Atorvastatin tablets to reduce such risk, even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol lowering diet during treatment.
Cholesterol plays an important role in how our bodies function, and we all require a certain amount of good cholesterol. It is made naturally in our liver but is also found in some foods such as milk, cheese, butter and processed meats. Too much Cholesterol can lead to clogged arteries which can cause heart disease, which is the largest cause of death in the UK. Triggers of high Cholesterol include:
High Cholesterol levels can cause many further health complications, so is best lowered and managed. Atorvastatin tablets are a good way for many people to do this in combination with lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and exercise. You can buy Atrovastatin tablets online from e-Surgery in 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg. Your dosage will depend on what your doctor or pharmacist has prescribed. The usual starting dose for Atorvastatin tablets is 10mg but will vary depending on you requirements. Remember Atorvastatin tablets will will be most effective if taken with a healthy diet and exercise.
You can Atovastatin tablets online from your GP or local pharmacy. Whenever you buy Atovastatin tablets online or any other medication ensure you buy from a trusted, reputable source.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the human body, and despite common misconceptions Cholesterol is good for us in the right context. High cholesterol is when you have too much, which increases the risk of this fatty substance blocking blood vessels. This increases the chance of heart problems and stroke, though high cholesterol itself does not have ‘symptoms’ as such it can lead to other serious health issues.
That is why when you buy Atorvastatin tablets online, or from your local pharmacy, they can be incredibly beneficial at preventing heart disease in those who could be prone to it.
Whenever you buy Atorvastatin tablets online they should be taken with water once a day with or without a meal unless advised otherwise. Take your Atorvastatin tablet at about the same time each day in order to help you remember to take the scheduled dose.
You may be started at a lower dose of Atorvastatin tablets and gradually increase the dose as you get used to the medication. The increase of the dose should not be done more than once every 2 or 4 weeks. Continue taking Atorvastatin tablets even if you feel well. Do not stop taking it without consulting your doctor.
If you miss taking an Atorvastatin tablet, take it as soon as you remember, or skip one dose until your next one. Do not take two Atorvastatin tablets at the same time.
If you buy Atorvastatin tablets and think they are too strong or too weak, speak to your Doctor or prescriber. You can buy Atorvastatin tablets online from e-Surgery in 10mg, 20mg, 40mg and 80mg strengths.
As with any medication, when you buy Atorvastatin tablets they may have side effects. For the full list of side effects please read the patient information leaflet before you buy Atorvastatin tablets online.
The minor side effects of Atorvastatin tablets include the following:
Some other commonly reported side effects of Atorvastatin tablets include:
Atorvastatin tablets can cause liver problems, though this is not common. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms go to a Doctor immediately:
Remember to read more information about Atorvastatin tablets before you commence treatment with this medication.
If you buy Atorvastatin tablets do not drink more than one or two small glasses of grapefruit juice per day because large quantities of grapefruit juice can change the effects of the medication.
Avoid drinking too much alcohol while taking Atorvastatin tablets. Inform your doctor if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily. If you are over 65 years of age or older, if you have or have had liver disease, and if you have or have had ever muscle aches or weakness, diabetes, low blood pressure, seizures, thyroid or kidney disease.
Tell your Doctor or Pharmacist if you are taking any other medication before starting Atorvastatin tablets. Some medication can make Atorvastatin tablets less effective and vise versa, and could possibly increase the risk of side effects.
Inform your Doctor or prescriber if you are taking any of the medications below:
Do not take Atorvastatin tablets if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you are able to get pregnant it is recommended to use some form of contraception to avoid pregnancy when taking Atorvastatin tablets. The safety of taking Atorvastatin tablets when breast feeding is not currently known so is not recommended. Speak to your Doctor or prescriber before using this medication if you are breast feeding, pregnant, could be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant.
Please read our A-Z on contraception for methods to prevent pregnancy.
You would have to consult a Doctor before taking Atorvastatin tablets if:
High cholesterol can lead to problems such as heart disease and stroke. These can both be deadly. If you buy Atorvastatin tablets and use them in combination with a healthy diet and exercise they will help to reduce this risk and lower cholesterol.
You can read the ‘top 12 drug facts about Atorvastatin tablets‘ on the drugs.com website before you commence treatment!
You can easily buy Atorvastatin tablets online from trusted pharmacy such as e-Surgery.
Both Atovastatin tablets and Simvastatin tablets are both ‘Statins’, which are medications used to help lower cholesterol. They work in very similar ways by helping reduce the build up of cholesterol in blood vessels that can lead to heart disease or stroke. They should both be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise to get the best result.
Although similar there are some small differences. If you buy Atorvastatin tablets they are slightly stronger in dose, but this will of course depend on what you have been prescribed. For generic versions of both Atorvastatin tablets and Simvastatin there is a small price difference.
If you buy Atovastatin tablets online, or Simvastatin, and find that one or the other is less effective or not working talk to your Doctor or prescriber to find the right solution for you.
You can also use our free Ask A Pharmacist service for more advice about Atorvastatin tablets.
Always follow the Atorvastatin tablet patient information leaflet, and story Atorvastatin tablets in a cool, dry place.
Do not use Atorvastatin tablets after the expiry date on the packaging. Whenever you buy Atorvastatin tablets online please check the expiry date when your medication arrives in the post.
Yes, you can legally buy Atorvastatin tablets online from registered prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Atorvastatin tablets, or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC and MHRA logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
You can use the GPhC website to check to see if a pharmacy is registered. This will ensure that when you buy Atorvastatin tablets online they will be genuine.
You can learn more information before you buy Atorvastatin tablets online in the Atorvastatin tablet patient information leaflet which contains more useful information.
You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!
If you choose to buy Atorvastatin tablets online from e-Surgery prices start at £7.95. This includes the cost of a private prescription.
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The Atorvastatin pack contains a patient information leaflet and a blister pack containing either 28, 56 or 84 Atorvastatin tablets. These are in either 10mg, 20mg, 40mg or 80mg dosage and can be bought online at e-Surgery.
Whenever you buy Atorvastatin tablets online they will come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Atorvastatin tablets are unfinished dispose of medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.
For any more information on disposal of Atorvastatin tablets you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
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