Get a Prescription Refill for Atorvastatin (Lipitor) Online
Atorvastatin/ Lipitor is a prescription drug used to treat high cholesterol. Lipitor has also been reported to decrease the risk of heart attack or stroke. You can get an Atorvastatin prescription online by connecting with our doctor at Your Doctors Online. Our online doctor will ask you to describe your symptoms to determine the best course of treatment. Then, if deemed necessary, they may recommend a follow-up appointment or a visit to a clinic. However, please note that a refill of Lipitor prescription online will be provided after consultation with the doctor and if the treatment is considered suitable and safe for you.
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Hi Dr Nicole, I have been taking Lipitor to manage my cholesterol levels. Provide me with a refill?
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- Atorvastatin (Lipitor) Tablets, 20mg.
- Take 1 tablet orally once daily as directed.
What is Atorvastatin and How to Take It
Atorvastatin (Lipitor) is classified as an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, more commonly referred to as a statin medication—these types of drugs lower lipid levels in the body. Atorvastatin is widely available under the brand name Lipitor.
Atorvastatin (Lipitor) tablets blocks the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, responsible for producing cholesterol. Hence, helping reduce cholesterol levels or specific forms of cholesterol such as LDL, which is linked with an increased cardiovascular risk and atherosclerosis. Drugs similar to Atorvastatin medication used for the same purpose include Ezetimibe, Simvastatin, Lovastatin, Pravastatin, Rosuvastatin and Pitavastatin.
An Atorvastatin prescription has to be taken orally and is available as Atorvastatin 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg tablets. Lipitor dosage and frequency will be determined after evaluating the severity of your current condition. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Lipitor special instructions include getting your lipid levels checked two to four weeks after starting the treatment and as the dosage will require adjustment based on your lipid levels.
Chewable tablets are available for those who have difficulty swallowing a pill. Take the pill at the same time each day, and do not double your dose.
Important Information About Atorvastatin
There isn’t any option for a counter substitute for Atorvastatin or non-prescription Atorvastatin.
If you are currently taking this medicine, you should be aware of the following:
- Common side effects include cold-like symptoms, nausea, diarrhoea, urinary tract infections, joint pain, indigestion, muscle aches, muscle spasms, memory loss, confusion or insomnia.
- Some severe side effects include myalgia, weakness, myopathy and muscle conditions such as rhabdomyolysis.
- There is a possibility that Atorvastatin may affect the function of adrenal glands and gonads. The medication may cause central nervous system bleeding and increase cancer risk.
- Some drug interactions of Lipitor include Cyclosporine, macrolide antibiotics, anti-viral medications; azole antifungals or; HIV and Hepatitis C medicines, Niacin, and Colchicine.
- Excessive consumption of grapefruit juice can increase the likelihood of side effects. Hence, always discuss your medication list with your doctor.
- In those who have liver problems, Atorvastatin tablets should be used with caution.
FAQs About Atorvastatin
What is the alternative to the Atorvastatin tablet?
You can get a refill for Atorvastatin online. Some alternatives to Lipitor include: Niacin, Colestipol, Ezetimibe, Gemfibrozil, Simvastatin, Lovastatin, Fenofibrate, Pravastatin, and Rosuvastatin.
What is the typical starting dose of Atorvastatin?
The dosage for Atorvastatin will depend on your condition. It usually ranges between 10mg and 80mg daily. Some factors that help determine the dose include: age, medical condition, cholesterol levels, and drug history.
How long does it take for Atorvastatin to work?
If taken regularly as prescribed, Atorvastatin works within 2-4 weeks. Although, a combination of diet and exercise has proven to be more effective while on this medicine.
How can I refill my Lipitor prescription?
You can't get Lipitor online without a prescription and must consult a doctor for a refill. You can get a Lipitor prescription drug by consulting an online doctor at Your Doctors Online.
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