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Atorvastatin Review Article

 

statinsAtorvastatin (trade Name: Lipitor) is an oral drug which belongs to the drug classification called statins which are utilized to lower blood cholesterol. It is also used to stabilize plaques and to inhibit strokes through anti-inflammation and other methods.
Atorvastatin prevents HMG-CoA reductase which is a rate-determining enzyme that can be found in the hepatic tissue that synthesizes mevalonate, a small molecule essential for the production of cholesterol and other derivatives of mevalonate. Through this, the amount of cholesterol produced is decreased and this results in a lower total amount of LDL cholesterol. Its side effects may include headaches, weakness, dizziness, and peripheral edema. Atorvastatin was first produced in 1985 by Bruce Roth while he was working at Parke-Davis Warner-Lambert Company which is now widely known as Pfizer. It is possibly the top-selling drug in the world. Continue reading...

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Atorvastatin belongs to the class of drugs called statin. It contains atorvastatin its active ingredient which acts to prevent clogging of the arteries by reducing liver cholesterol production, in particular the low density cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol).

About the Drug

Cholesterol can be simplified into two types: low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL). The former is regarded as the bad part because it is responsible for the narrowing by clogging of the arteries while the latter is regarded as the good type as it protects the arteries from clogging. Atrovastatin prevents LDL production by inhibiting the liver enzyme responsible for its production and this enzyme is called HMG-CoA reductase. Other than LDL, atorvastatin also prevents the production of triglycerides which are also regarded as “bad fats”, and it also raises the level of the ones regarded as “good fat”. The prevention of arterial narrowing and clogging by atorvastatin helps prevent coronary heart disease, reduces the risk of stroke and decrease cholesterol level in people who have high levels for genetic reasons of from lack of exercise and/or poor diet.

How to take

Atorvastatin is available in tablet form and can be taken orally. Most of the cholesterol in the body is produced at night therefore Atrovastatin like other statins is usually taken at night. The drug should be used with caution in elderly people over the age of 70 years, those with kidney or liver malfunction, those who have had liver diseases, alcoholics, people with hypothyroidism, muscle disorders that runs in the family, those who have shown side effects to statin and recent stroke cases.

Contraindication

The drug is shouldn’t be prescribed for people with liver disease, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, unprecedented higher values in liver function test, those with sever intolerance to lactose, deficient of Lapp lactose or those who have galactose absorption conditions.

Possible side effect

Common side effects which may occur include: Indigestion, insomnia, nose bleeds, headache, gut disturbances, pains in the joint and muscles back pain, dizziness, chest pain, weakness, skin reactions and runny nose. Uncommon ones are decreased blood platelets count, alopecia, weight gain, muscle pain, variation in blood sugar levels, loss of appetite and pancreatitis. While rare side effects include peripheral oedema, fever, rhabdomyolysis, myositis and hepatitis. Should you notice any of these or other side effect, inform your doctor.

Special Warning on Atorvatastin

Patients should stick to low cholesterol diets during treatment as discussed by the doctor, Alcohol should only be drank in moderation while on the medication, the level of atorvastatin in the blood could be increased by grapefruit resulting increased likelihood of side effects therefore should be avoided. Regular test should be carried out on the patients while using atorvastatin because albeit the risk being low liver problems, lung disease and muscular problems could occur.

Drug Interaction

Inform your doctor of any other drug you are taking prior to commencing treatment with atorvastatin. Taking certain drugs while on atorvastatin medication may increase the risk of certain side effects and these include ciclosporin, diltiazemfisidic acid, verapamil and erythromycin. Atorvatastin may increase the amount of digoxin and certain ingredients in some types of oral contraception in the blood. It could also affect the blood clotting property of warfarin and similar drugs. Furthermore, the concentration of atorvatastin could be decreased by efavirenz, rifampicin and hypericum perforatum.

Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

The drug may be harmful to unborn child therefore should not be taken while pregnant and care should be taken not to conceive during medication or one month following medication. It is unclear if or not atorvastatin reached breast milk therefore breastfeeding mothers are advised not to take the drug.


 

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