About Lipitor dosage and general side effects

Lipitor is the brand name of the drug that is used to lower down the cholesterol level in blood and belongs to the class of drugs known as statins. The generic name of this drug is atorvastatin. The generic Lipitor also belongs to the statins class of the drugs like Lovastatin, simvastatin, fluvastatin and pravastatin.
 
Lipitor is a drug that belongs to the statins family of drugs like Lovastatin, simvastatin, fluvastatin and pravastatin and its generic name is atorvastatin. The generic Lipitor as well as the brand one, all are used to treat patients having a problem of cholesterol formation in the liver. The main process via this dug works is by blocking or reducing the HMG-CoA, which is the main enzyme that is responsible for the formation of cholesterol in the liver. This drug is also used in the reduction of tri-glycerides in the blood, which is the major problem in the patients suffering from coronary artery diseases.
 
The generic Lipitor is a very rarely found drug and is even cheaper than the brand named pills that are available in the markets and are expensive as well. Thus people generally prefer to and look forward to buy this drug from the legal online drug stores. Atorvastatin which is the generic form of this drug is cheaper and is thus made easily available online that too without the need of any prescription. However, the online drug dealers never provoke or promote the consumption of Lipitor without having the consent of your doctor. Remember, any drug, when over or under consumed, without getting your doctor’s consent; can be fatal and can cause various side effects in your body.
 
Other than keeping in mind that generic Lipitor should not be consumed without being prescribed by your doctor, the dosage of the medicine should also not be played with, by increasing or decreasing the same at will. Generally these oral pills are prescribed once to be taken per day. Depending upon the severity of the disease, the doctor prescribes the dose. The starting stages can be cures by 10-20mg per day; however, acute cases can be started by 40mg per day and can go up to 80 mg.
 
As it must be clear by now that ‘Atorvastatin’ is used to prevent ‘angina’, ‘stroke’ and heart attacks’ by keeping the cholesterol level under control, it is also important to know about the general side-effects of the medicine.
 
In case of increased level of generic Lipitor in the body you might have to suffer from ‘muscle toxicity’. This is the main reason that such drugs which decrease the elimination of atorvastatin from the body are prohibited while consuming this medicine.
 
Atorvastatin is no doubt sold online and those are legal vendors of the same, but the lapse of precaution from your side is not the fault of your dealer, as they sell these medicines online without the need of showing a prescription, but never promote the consumption of the same without having consulted your doctor.

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