What is Atorva 80mg?
Atorva 80mg tablet belongs to a class of drugs called statins. It is used for lowering cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that gathers up in your blood vessels and causes the pathway to narrow, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke. Along with medication, a change in a diet plan, and regular exercise should be adopted to increase the efficiency of the treatment.
How does it work?
Atorva 80mg contains Atorvastatin as an active component of this drug. This medicine basically works by blocking the enzyme(HMG-CoA reductase)which is generally required in the body to make cholesterol. Atorva 80mg tablets reduce the bad cholesterol(LDL, Triglyceride)and increase good cholesterol(HDL); hence balancing the amount of cholesterol reduces the long-term cardiovascular risks such as stroke, heart attacks, and chest pain.
Atorva 80mg dose should be taken in the exact dose and duration as advised by a doctor. Atorva tablets are available in various strengths and can also be given to children but in low doses depending on how children respond to them. This medicine is advised for long term use and can take up to a few weeks to show its effects. Take it with a glass of water. Do not chew or crush this tablet and swallow it whole. You should take this tablet with food to avoid an upset stomach. The use of this drug in a larger amount can be unsafe. During its medication, it is also advised to perform regular exercise and a healthy diet plan. Avoid eating food items that are highly rich in fat. You should continue the medication until your doctor tells you to stop and follow these instructions to get the proper benefit of this medication.
Here are some major & minor side effects of Atorva 80mg tablets.
Difficulty in swallowing
Impaired liver function