Atorvastatin oral tablet is a prescription drug. It’s available as a brand-name drug called Lipitor. It’s also available in its generic form. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.
Atorvastatin is used to improve cholesterol levels in people with different types of cholesterol problems. It’s also used to decrease your risk for a heart attack and stroke. It’s used together with diet, weight loss, and exercise. This drug helps to prevent cholesterol from building up in your arteries. Clogged arteries can block blood flow to your heart and brain.
Atorvastatin may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications. These may include bile acid resins and other cholesterol-lowering medications.
Atorvastatin oral tablet can doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.
Some of the more common side effects that can occur with use of atorvastatin oral tablet include:
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.