Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium)

What is Lipitor?

Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) is a prescription drug for the control of cholesterol levels. It is used to treat high cholesterol, and to maintain lower cholesterol levels. It can be used to control levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterols. Read more ...

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What conditions and diseases is Lipitor used for the treatment or management of?

Lipitor is a prescription drug that is approved by the FDA (USA) for use in the treatment, prevention, or management of the certain medical conditions and diseases, including:

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What are the active ingredients of Lipitor?

The active ingredients in Lipitor include:

What class of drug is Lipitor?

Lipitor belongs to the class of drugs:

Available Forms

The available forms from suppliers in the USA include:

  • Tablets

Tablets

Tablet forms from suppliers in the USA:

Forms

This product comes in different forms from different suppliers in the USA:

Lipitor Information Guide

Trade Name:
Lipitor
Generic Name of Lipitor:
Availability of Lipitor:
Prescription Drug

Lipitor is a prescription drug that belongs to the pharmacologic class of HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor.

Related Disease Topics

Disease articles related to Lipitor include:

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How is the dosage of Lipitor calculated?

Only a health professional is qualified to work out the dosage of Lipitor. The dosage needs to be determined depending on a variety of factors including:

  • Hyperlipidemia (Heterozygous Familial and Nonfamilial) and Mixed Dyslipidemia (Fredrickson Types IIa and IIb)
  • Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Pediatric Patients (10
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Drugs may have a number of warnings associated with their use. What are the warnings regarding the use of Lipitor?

Some of the warnings are below. Any use of Lipitor needs to heed warnings surrounding the following:

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What precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Lipitor?

Some of the precautions need to be noted when considering Lipitor for use in particular situations such as the following:

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What warnings or precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Lipitor?

Some of the warnings and precautions that need to be noted when considering Lipitor for use, include the following:

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Would taking Lipitor interfere with other drugs or medications I may be taking?

Some of the interactions are listed below. Lipitor may interact with the following so this needs to be taken into consideration when considering the use of this drug:

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What are the possible side-effects (adverse effects or unintended effects) of taking Lipitor?

Some of the possible side-effects or adverse reactions may include effects such as:

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What are the inactive ingredients in Lipitor?

The inactive ingredients contained in Lipitor are:

  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Candelilla wax
  • Croscarmellose sodium
  • Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
  • Lactose monohydrate
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Cellulose, microcrystalline
  • Hypromelloses
  • Polyethylene glycols
  • Talc
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Polysorbate 80

Product Formulation Information: Lipitor

Company that labels Lipitor:
Parke-Davis Div of Pfizer Inc
Strength of Lipitor:
10 mg/1
Form of Lipitor:
Tablet (Film Coated)
How is Lipitor taken?
Oral (by mouth)
Date that Lipitor is effective:
17th December, 1996

Formulations

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