Atorvastatin tablets belong to a group of medication known as Statins which are used to help lower high cholesterol. By reducing levels of cholesterol you are also reducing the risk of both heart disease and stroke.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Atorvastatin tablets?
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:
A diet high in saturated fats
Suffering from diabetes
A family history of high cholesterol or heart disease
Lack of exercise
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 Atorvastatin 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 your requirements. Remember Atorvastatin tablets will be most effective if taken with a healthy diet and exercise.
You can Atorvastatin tablets online from your GP or local pharmacy. Whenever you buy Atorvastatin tablets online or any other medication ensure you buy from a trusted, reputable source.
What is high cholesterol?
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.
How do you take Atorvastatin tablets?
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 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.
The minor side effects of Atorvastatin tablets include the following:
Some other commonly reported side effects of Atorvastatin tablets include:
Pain in the extremities
Urinary tract infection
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:
Serious illness with blistering of the skin
Muscle weakness and pain
A tight chest or breathlessness
An unusual rash
Unusual bleeding or bruising
Remember to read more information about Atorvastatin tablets before you commence treatment with this medication.
Interactions between Atorvastatin tablets and food/alcohol?
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.
Any interactions of Atorvastatin tablets and other drugs?
Tell your Doctor or Pharmacist if you are taking any other medication before starting Atorvastatin tablets. Some medications can make Atorvastatin tablets less effective and vice versa, and could increase the risk of side effects.
Inform your doctor or prescriber if you are taking any of the medications below:
Medicines used to alter the way your immune system works, e.g. ciclosporin
Certain antibiotics or antifungal medicines
Other medicines to regulate lipid levels, e.g. gemfibrozil, other fibrates, colestipol
Some calcium channel blockers used for angina or high blood pressure, e.g. amlodipine
Other medicines known to interact with Atorvastatin tablets include ezetimibe, warfarin oral, contraceptives, stiripentol, cimetidine, phenazone, colchicine, and antacids
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Oral fusidic acid to treat a bacterial infection
Can I take Atorvastatin tablets if I am pregnant?
Do not take Atorvastatin tablets if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. If you can 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 breastfeeding is not currently known so is not recommended. Speak to your Doctor or prescriber before using this medication if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, could be pregnant or are planning to get pregnant.
Is there any reason I would not be able to take Atorvastatin tablets?
You would have to consult a Doctor before taking Atorvastatin tablets if:
have severe respiratory failure
are taking or have taken in the last 7 days a medicine called fusidic acid, (a medicine for bacterial infection) orally or by injection
have had a previous stroke with bleeding into the brain
have kidney problems
have an under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
have had repeated or unexplained muscle aches or pains, personal history or family history of muscle problems
have had previous muscular problems during treatment with other lipid-lowering medicines (e.g. other -statin or -fibrate medicines)
regularly drink a large amount of alcohol
have a history of liver disease
are older than 70 years
Why should I take Atorvastatin tablets?
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 easily buy Atorvastatin tablets online from a trusted pharmacy such as e-Surgery.
What is the difference between Atorvastatin tablets and Simvastatin tablets?
Both Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin 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.
If you choose to buy Atorvastatin tablets online from e-Surgery prices start at 7.95. This includes the cost of a private prescription.
How will my Atorvastatin tablets be delivered?
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from; Royal Mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1 pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). Whenever you buy Atorvastatin tablets online they will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice.
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.
How to dispose of Atorvastatin tablets bought online?
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 the medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable.