Atorlip is used to treat patients with high cholesterol levels or coronary heart diseases. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol and other triglyceride levels the blood by regulating their absorption. These help prevent the arteries of the circulatory system from getting blocked which reduces the risk the patient has for heart failure, heart attacks and strokes. At the same time, it increases the good cholesterol levels in the blood which helps blocked arteries to regain their proper nature.
It is important to maintain a specific lifestyle which includes a low fat diet and a large amount of exercises.
Atorlip should be taken orally, usually once a day during the evening. The dosage will be prescribed according to your age, medical condition and reaction to the medication.
It is important to take this drug regularly and to not stop consumption without instructions of your doctor. If you miss a dose of Atorlip, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is already time to take your next dose of the medication, you should not take an additional dose in order to catch up on the missed dose. Atorlip is a drug that can be used throughout your life, if it is prescribed by your doctor.
Patients with a history of liver diseases should avoid taking Atorlip. Pregnant women and new mothers who are still in the breast feeding stage should also avoid taking the drug. Patients with liver and thyroid disorders should also be careful when using Atorlip because it could affect these conditions adversely.
Patients taking Atorlip should stay away from alcohol and grapefruit juice and other grapefruit products. These substances can not only reduce the benefits of Atorlip but also increase the risk of other health hazards such as liver conditions.
Medications such as cardiac glycosides and macrolide antibiotics can interact with Atorlip. Therefore, patients should mention the use of such drugs to their doctor before getting this drug prescribed. Other medication taken for indigestion, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disorders can also be harmful when taken together with Atorlip.
Not all patients show side effects for Atorlip. However, there could be effects such as diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, abdominal fullness, headache, dizziness and nausea experienced while using the drug. These side effects are usually an indication that your body is getting used to the drug. They should typically diminish with time as your body gets more accustomed to it. If they continue to prevail, let your doctor know. He may suggest an alternate medication for you in that case.
A very small percentage of patients show side effects such as painful and swollen joints, muscle pains, muscle weakness and tinging of hands and feet. There could also be skin irritations such as hives, rashes and bruises. Fever, yellowing of skin and eyes and anaemia are also rare yet possible side effects of Atorlip.
All of these conditions should be reported to your doctor immediately in order to prevent any serious harm.