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Dosage Package Price per pill, $ Price, $
10mgX10 10 1.30 13.00
10mgX30 30 0.83 24.90
20mgX10 10 1.20 12.00
20mgX30 30 0.93 27.90
40mgX30 30 1.53 45.90
40mgX60 60 1.22 73.20

Atorvastatin No Prescription

Atorvastatin is prescribed for management as an adjunct to diet to reduce elevated total-C, LDL-C, apo B, and TG levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia.
Atorvastatin is prescribed together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in the blood. Atorvastatin is in a class of prescription called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body.

Buildup of cholesterol and other fats along the walls of the blood vessels (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. Lowering blood levels of cholesterol and other fats may help to decrease your chances of getting heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks. In addition to taking a cholesterol-lowering prescription, making certain changes in your daily habits can also lower your cholesterol blood levels. You should eat a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol (see SPECIAL DIETARY), exercise 30 minutes on most, if not all days, and lose weight if you are overweight.

Atorvastatin is a member of the drug class known as statins. It is used for lowering cholesterol. Atorvastatin inhibits the rate-determining enzyme located in hepatic tissue that produces mevalonate, a small molecule used in the synthesis of cholesterol and other mevalonate derivatives. This lowers the amount of cholesterol produced which in turn lowers the total amount of LDL cholesterol. Atorvastatin is a competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase.

Atorvastatin Contraindications

Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases.

Atorvastatin Without a Prescription

Atorvastatin comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take atorvastatin at around the same time every day.

Your doctor may start you on a low dose of atorvastatin and gradually increase your dose, not more than once every 2-4 weeks.

Atorvastatin, a selective, competitive HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in patients with hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia and in the treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Atorvastatin has a unique structure, long half-life, and hepatic selectivity, explaining its greater LDL-lowering potency compared to other HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.

Atorvastatin Side Effects

Atorvastatin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- chest pain;
- diarrhea;
- difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep;
- dizziness;
- extreme tiredness;
- fever;
- flu-like symptoms;
- frequent urge to urinate;
- headache;
- hives;
- hoarseness;
- itching;
- joint pain;
- lack of energy;
- loss of appetite;
- muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;
- nausea;
- pain during urination;
- pain in the upper right part of the stomach;
- rash;
- sore throat;
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs;
- swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs;
- unusual bleeding or bruising;
- upper respiratory infection;
- yellowing of the skin or eyes;
 
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