Atorvastatin Tablets are 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.
If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Atorvastatin Tablets 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.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
If you experience any of the following serious side effects or symptoms, stop taking your tablets and tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital accident and emergency department.
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, pain, rupture or red-brown discolouration of urine and particularly, if at the same time you feel unwell or have a high temperature it may be caused by abnormal muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis). The abnormal muscle breakdown does not always go away, even after you have stopped taking atorvastatin, and it can be life-threatening and lead to kidney problems.
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