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Generic name: Atorvastatin [a-TOR-vasta-tin]
Brand name: Atorvaliq, Lipitor

What is Atorvaliq?

Atorvaliq is taken in conjunction with a diet plan to reduce the levels in the blood of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, also known as LDL), boost amounts of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and reduce triglycerides (a type of fat that is found in the blood).Atorvaliq can reduce the risk of heart attack, heart attack, and other heart-related complications for adult patients with or without type 2 diabetes, coronary disease, or other risk factors.Atorvaliq can also be used as a stand-alone supplement to a diet or in conjunction with other medications to lower cholesterol levels for adults and children 10 years of age or older who have an inheritable condition that leads to excessive levels of bad cholesterol.Atorvaliq can be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Atorvaliq

Contact emergency medical assistance. If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction (hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever and sore throat, eye burning, irritation, and a red or purple skin eruption with peeling and blisters),Atorvaliq may cause the degeneration of muscle tissue, which can result in the kidney failing. Contact your physician immediately in the event of unexplained muscular discomfort or tenderness. You may also experience weakness, particularly if you notice a fever, unusual tiredness, or dark urine.Problems with muscles are more prevalent in older people, as well as in those who suffer from thyroid or kidney issues or are taking certain medications.

Make sure to contact your doctor at the earliest opportunity if you are suffering from:

  • The weakness of your muscles in your shoulders, hips, and neck;
  • Difficulty lifting your arms, or trouble getting up or standing;
  • Issues with the liver: loss of appetite, stomach discomfort (upper right side) fatigue, itching, dark urine, stools that are clay-colored, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Kidney problems: swelling, less frequent urination, being exhausted or short of breath,
  • High blood sugar—increased thirst, more frequent urine output, dry mouth, and a fruity breath smell

Common adverse effects of atorvaliq could include:

  • The pain you feel in your spine, bones, joints, or muscles;
  • Burning and pain after you urinate; burning and pain in your urine;
  • Muscles spasms;
  • Upset stomach;
  • Difficulty sleep;
  • Runny nose, stuffy throat, stuffy nose;
  • Diarrhoea, nausea,
  • Discomfort in your arms or legs.

These side effects do not constitute a comprehensive list, as others could also occur.Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects.Report any adverse side effects directly to the FDA by calling them at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is best not to take Atorvaliq if you suffer from an illness of the liver or cirrhosis.Atorvaliq could cause the degeneration of muscle tissue, which may cause kidney failure. Contact your physician immediately in the event of unprovoked muscle tenderness, pain, or weakness. This is especially true when you experience fatigue, fever, or dark urine.

Prior to using this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Atorvaliq in the event that you are allergic to it or have liver disease or cirrhosis.

Inform your doctor if you have had or ever experienced:

  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Diabetes;
  • Stroke;
  • A thyroid disorder
  • The habit of having more than two alcohol-related drinks per day
  • Kidney disease.

Atorvaliq can lead to the destruction of muscles, which may cause kidney failure. This is more frequent for women, especially in elderly people, and in people with kidney diseases or hypothyroidism that is poorly controlled (underactive thyroid).Atorvaliq could cause harm to an unborn child. Tell your doctor that you're pregnant.Check with your doctor to get advice on whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking Atorvaliq.

How do I take Atorvaliq?

Follow all the instructions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Follow the medication precisely as directed.Don't alter the dose or stop taking any medicines without consulting with your doctor.Atorvaliq is usually taken once each day. Follow the instructions of your physician.You can take the Atorvaliq tablet either with or without meals.Consume Atorvaliq, the liquid medicine, with an empty stomach at least one hour prior to or two hours following a meal.It can take up to two weeks before your cholesterol levels begin to improve. In addition, you may require regular blood tests. Even if you don't have symptoms, tests will help your doctor determine whether this medication is effective.shake to mix the oral suspension (liquid). Take a dosage using the measuring device supplied (not a spoon from the kitchen).The treatment you receive could also include diet and exercise, weight management, and blood tests.Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light.Toss away in the garbage any liquid that is not used within 60 days of breaking the bottle.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You should take the medication as fast as you are able, but do not take your missed dose if you have been more than twelve hours late for the dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Aviod this

Beware of foods that are high in cholesterol or fat, and Atorvaliq isn't as effective.Consuming alcohol can increase your chance of suffering from liver damage.Grapefruit could be a drug interaction with Atorvaliq and trigger side effects. Beware of grapefruit-related products as well as drinking more than 1.2 litres of grapefruit juice every day.

Interaction with other drug

It is sometimes not safe to take certain medications simultaneously. Certain medications can alter your blood levels from other medications you are taking, which can increase the risk of developing serious muscle disorders or cause the medication to be less effective.

Discuss with your doctor all the medications you take. Numerous drugs can affect Atorvaliq, specifically:

  • other cholesterol-lowering medicines—gemfibrozil, niacin, fenofibrate, fenofibric acid, and others;
  • colchicine;
  • antibiotic or antifungal medicine: rifampin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, ketoconazole, posaconazole, and voriconazole
  • birth control pills;
  • medication to prevent the risk of organ donation rejection medicine to prevent rejection of organ transplants
  • antiviral medicine for treating hepatitis C and HIV.

This is not a complete list, and a variety of other medications could impact Atorvaliq. This includes over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. The list of possible interactions with drugs is listed here.




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