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Lipitor 20mg Tablet

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Therapeutic classification:

Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Atorvastatin is a type of statin and acts as a lipid-lowering medicine. It is used to lower the level of bad cholesterol/triglycerides that increase the level of good cholesterol in the blood.

Uses of Lipitor 20mg Tab

The uses of Lipitor 20mg Tab include the treatment of stroke and heart attack.

Contraindications of Lipitor 20mg Tab

  • Pregnant women, breastfeeding women and women who are planning to have a child
  • Alcoholism
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Liver and kidney problems
  • Decreased level of thyroid hormone
  • Raised blood sugar
  • Muscle damage
  • Allergy to statins and its components
  • Patient undergone operation recently

Side effects of Lipitor 20mg Tab

  • Common side effects of Lipitor 20mg Tab are cough, confusion, memory loss, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, etc.
  • Severe side effects of this medicine are allergic reactions (itching, fever, swelling), dizziness, breathing problems, severe stomach pain, dark colour urine, change in the quantity of urine, yellowish eyes/skin, muscle pain, weakness, tenderness.
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Precautions and Warnings of Lipitor 20mg Tab


Can I take Lipitor 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
It might harm the fetus. Therefore, this tablet should not be used during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Lipitor 20mg Tab while breastfeeding?
Nursing mothers should not consume this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Lipitor 20mg Tab?
After having atorvastatin, a patient can drive.


Can I consume alcohol with Lipitor 20mg Tab?
Consuming a large quantity of alcohol during this therapy may enhance the risk of liver diseases. Therefore, alcohol should be avoided during this therapy.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Consuming fusidic acid, alcoholism, kidney problem and muscle disease or hereditary muscle problem.

Mode of Action of Lipitor 20mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Atorvastatin ceases the production of bad cholesterol in the liver by blocking the activity of HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.

Directions for Use of Lipitor 20mg Tab

The medicine is available as tablets to be used orally with or without food. Lipitor 20mg Tab should be consumed completely without crushing or chewing. The patient must follow timely dosage regimen during atorvastatin medication.
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Interactions of Lipitor 20mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antivirals (saquinavir, ritonavir, darunavir)
  • Antibiotics (clarithromycin, telithromycin)
  • Some antifungals
  • Digoxin
  • Other cholesterol-lowering medicines
  • Oral contraceptive pills

Interactions with food items

  • Consume low-fat diet
  • limit grapefruit juice intake

Storage and disposal of Lipitor 20mg Tab

Store this tablet at room temperature; keep away from moisture, direct sunlight and out of reach of children. Dispose of the unused and expired atorvastatin tablet as per your doctor's instructions.

Dosage of Lipitor 20mg Tab


Overdosing Lipitor 20mg Tab may associated with breathing problems, lightheadedness and unconsciousness. In such conditions, contact a doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

A patient should take the missed dose as quickly as possible. Do not take the missed one, if it is close to the time for the next dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Which lifestyle changes are needed to strengthen the effect of the medicine?

  • A healthy, low-cholesterol diet
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • Stopping smoking
  • Exercising daily

Q: Does the medicine affect fertility?

A: There is no evidence to support the link between Lipitor 20mg Tab and fertility, but a patient should inform the doctor if pregnancy is desired.

Q: Can the medicine cause addiction?

A: It does not cause any addiction.

Q: How much time will the medicine take to show its action in the body?

A: This medicine may lower the cholesterol level within four weeks after regular intake.

Q: Can the medicine be prescribed to a diabetic patient?

A: It can be prescribed to a diabetic patient. The doctor should be kept informed.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)

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