What is Lipvas 20 mg (Atorvastatin)?
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Along with taking this medicine, a change in diet and regular exercise is recommended. The medicine helps in reducing the long-term cardiovascular risks such as stroke, heart attacks, chest pain, etc.
Lipvas 20 mg (Atorvastatin) Uses?
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet is used to treat Hyperlipidemia, which is a condition characterized by high levels of lipids in the blood.
- Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia which is a genetic disorder characterized by the improper breakdown of lipids, causing accumulation of lipids in the body.
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia which is a type of fat found in the blood which increases the risk of heart diseases.
- Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia which is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels.
- Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet is used to reduce the incidence of heart attacks by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
- Prevention of Stroke
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet is used to reduce the incidence of stroke by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
How Does Lipvas 20 mg (Atorvastatin) work?
Lipvas 20 MG Tablet increases the number of hepatic LDL receptors on the cell surface, enhancing uptake and catabolism of LDL and it inhibits the hepatic synthesis of VLDL, thereby reducing the total number of VLDL and LDL particles.
Lipvas 20 mg (Atorvastatin) Contraindications
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known history of allergy to it.
- Liver damage
Avoid taking this medicine if you are suffering from liver disease or if there is any abnormality in the liver function tests.
Lipvas 20 mg (Atorvastatin) Dosage
- Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it’s already time for your next scheduled dose.
- Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
What are the Side effects Of Lipvas 20 mg (Atorvastatin)?
In addition to its intended effect, Lipvas 20 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
- Muscle pain
- Acid or sour stomach
- Excessive air or gas in the stomach
- Blood in urine
- Redness of the skin especially on the face and neck