About Lipvas: Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) is a medicinal drug prescribed to patients suffering from high cholesterol levels. This medicine is used to increase the amount of good cholesterol which is normally referred to as HDL while reducing bad cholesterol in LDL. This medicine is classified as an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor because of its active ingredient atorvastatin calcium. Normally, this medication is prescribed along a diet and exercise program. It is effective in reducing heart attacks, reducing the risks of strokes and helps in reduction of chances of needing a heart surgery in future time.
How to use Lipvas
Your doctor will give you instructions on how to take this medicine. Lipvas (Atorvastatin Calcium) is available in tablets and should be taken orally only. The tablets should be swallowed whole. Dissolving, chewing, crushing or splitting the tablet only reduces its effectiveness and this is not recommended. Take the tablets with a full glass of water with or without food. Taking the tablets with food helps avoid stomach upsets which you may experience when taking each dose. For the correct length of your treatment, consult your doctor who may also be required to conduct frequent check-ups to follow up on your progress. Your doctor may recommend a change in dosage, and it is important to adhere to the prescription.
Depending on how severe your condition is as well as your health condition and medical history, your doctor will come up with the right dosage for you. Remember that this medicine is only used to control the bad cholesterol in your body and hence you should follow a low-fat diet to ensure that you do not consume high levels of LDL. Your physician will conduct a small blood test to check on the cholesterol levels in your body. Dosage will differ with different patients, and it is not allowed to share your prescription with any person even if you both exhibit the same symptoms.
Lipvas Side Effects
When you use this medicine during treatment, it is possible to experience the occurrence of side effects. Report the occurrence of any side effects to your doctor as soon as you notice them. Some common side effects include nausea, muscle or joint pains, diarrhea, vision problems, headaches, general tiredness and weakness of the body, jaundice, constipation and confusion. These should vanish with continued use of the medicine but should they persist or worsen, seek immediate medical attention. Talk to your physician about other possible side effects that you may experience and are not listed here.
This medicine may not be suitable for you if you are pregnant, are trying to get pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from aspartame allergies, are lactose intolerant and suffer from conditions related to dysfunction of the liver, kidney or heart failures. These conditions may cause complications during your treatment and do require alterations on dosage. If you notice the occurrence of any hypersensitive or allergic reactions, it is advised that you stop using the medicine immediately and report to the ER or consult your doctor immediately. Signs of allergic reactions include chest tightness, trouble breathing or swallowing, hives and skin rashes as well as swelling.