Lipitor

Lipitor is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed. Each Lipitor tablet contains the active ingredient, atorvastatin. Lipitor belongs to a group of medicines known as lipid (fat) regulating medicines commonly known as statins.

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Tablets

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 10mg

£34.97
includes free private prescription
£78.97
includes free private prescription

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 20mg

£59.97
includes free private prescription
£129.97
includes free private prescription

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 40mg

£59.97
includes free private prescription
£129.97
includes free private prescription

Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 80mg

£79.97
includes free private prescription
£169.97
includes free private prescription

What's Lipitor (Atorvastatin) Tablets

Lipitor is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.

Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance in the body necessary for normal growth. However, if there is too much cholesterol in your blood it can be deposited in the walls of blood vessels leading to the narrowing of these vessels, which may eventually, become blocked. This is one of the most common causes of heart disease.

It is accepted that raised cholesterol levels increase the risk of heart disease.  If you are diabetic and have at least one other risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Lipitor reduces the risk of you having a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke.

If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Lipitor can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol lowering diet during treatment.

Lipitor tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water, and can be taken at any time of day,with or without food. However, try to take your tablet at the same time every day.

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctoror pharmacist if you are not sure.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking your tablets and tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital accident and emergency department.

Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people

  • Serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face, tongue and throat that can cause great difficulty in breathing.
  • Serious illness with severe peeling and swelling of the skin, blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes genitals and fever. Skin rash with pink-red blotches especially on palms of hands or soles of feet which may blister.
  • Muscle weakness, tenderness or pain and particularly, if at the same time, you feel unwell or have a high temperature it may be caused by an abnormal muscle breakdown which can be lifethreatening and lead to kidney problems.

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Lipitor.

The following are reasons why Lipitor may not be suitable for you:

  • if you have had a previous stroke with bleeding into the brain, or have small pockets of fluid in the brain from previous strokes
  • if you have kidney problems
  • if you have an under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
  • if you have had repeated or unexplained muscle aches or pains, a personal history or family history of muscle problems
  • if you have had previous muscular problems during treatment with other lipid-lowering medicines (e.g. other ‘-statin’ or ‘-fibrate’ medicines)
  • if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol
  • if you have a history of liver disease
  • if you are older than 70 years.

Medical Advice

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