Lipitor is used for lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. Treatment with this medicine leads to a decrease in the concentration of low density lipoproteins in the human body. In other words, this drug reduces cholesterol. It should be emphasized that health is restored if the attached comprehensive effort the patient complies with the diet, taking other medications prescribed by your doctor.
Lipitor is used for.
- High cholesterol the primary (associated with malnutrition), and hereditary.
Form release Lipitor pill. First, the physician should tell the patient how to eat, how to maintain a diet low in fat. Then assigned to the starting dose. Manual of the drug Lipitor reports that should regularly examine the level of cholesterol in the blood to see how effective the treatment (blood at least once a month). So, gradually, getting the most effective dose media. As a rule, the treatment brings visible results by the end of the second week. After a month of taking Lipitor you will notice the maximum effect. For patients with insufficient liver function and choose an individual lower doses of the drug.
Lipitor is contraindicated.
- Active and severe liver disease;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- The treatment of patients under the age of eighteen years;
- Various severe systemic disorders, such as epilepsy, alcoholism, diseases of the musculoskeletal system and etc.
Side effects and overdose Lipitor.
More often than in one case out of a hundred, this drug is causing these undesirable symptoms, such as:
- Sleep disturbance;
- Chest pain;
- Diseases of the respiratory system (rhinitis, bronchitis);
- Urinary tract infection, fluid retention in the body;
- Allergic reactions in the form of alopecia, eczema, seborrhea, sweating and etc.
Also, there are other complaints. Therefore, the patient needs to carefully watch their health, especially when you start to take Lipitor.
If adopted by the high dose of medication, you should provide the patient symptomatic treatment.
Reviews about Lipitor.
Drugs from the group of statins are often prescribed to people whose cholesterol levels exceed the permissible limits. Especially if diet does not help them to return the blood to normal. It Lipitor can be seen quite often.
Need to say that the attitude of doctors and patients to Lipitor is ambiguous. Some believe that without such support, the body can not do. Especially, if increasing the concentration of low density lipoprotein is not just caused by poor diet and certain pathological processes:
-If my liver disease cholesterol jump, as he wants. And diet had nothing to do. I myself for a long time already do not eat meat, anything fat and so on. But without Lipitor to reduce LDL levels is not possible.
-I was afraid that constant intake of Lipitor can affect the liver. But the doctor explained that side effects when using it are extremely rare. But, reducing cholesterol, I can less worry about your heart and blood vessels and this, too, is very important.
There are those who feel negative changes in health, taking statins:
-After the first week I started to have heartburn. Continue to take Lipitor, to see how it affects cholesterol. But, in principle, can not say that tolerate the drug.
-I’m from Lipitor appears a bitter taste in the mouth. I think that my liver reacts badly to it. Want to discuss with your doctor, so do I need this medicine.
-Many doctors prescribe statins to “reassure” the patient, they say, will reduce cholesterol, the body will work better. But the effectiveness of this therapy questionable.
In General, need attention to such indicators as the concentration of cholesterol in the blood. If it is increased it is necessary to take measures to reduce. But to start, of course, with diet and lifestyle changes.