Torvast review

Torvast, the generic form of Lipitor, is used in the treatment of high cholesterol with a combination of exercise and diet. Torvast is also prescribed to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the bloodstream. Using this medication for people with Type II diabetes or those with coronary heart disease can help prevent the vascular problems associated with these diseases, such as heart attacks, strokes, and vascular disease.

Torvast is not tolerated well by all patients. Doctors should perform a thorough work up and health examination before prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history including under active thyroid, diabetes, kidney disease, chronic muscular disease, blood disorder, muscle disorder, or have recently had serious surgery, will have major surgery, or consume alcoholic beverages may not be able to take Torvast. At the very least, they may require continual monitoring while undergoing treatment with this medication.

The Food and Drug Administration rated this medication in pregnancy risk category X. This means there is an undeniable connection between serious birth defects and fetal damage when taking this medicine. Torvast also passes into the mother's breast milk and is likely to harm a nursing baby. Women who are pregnant or nursing, or who may become pregnant, should not take this medication. Women should use non-hormone based birth control while taking this medication since hormone based birth control may be rendered ineffective.

If the patient should miss a dose of Torvast, the dose should be taken immediately upon the patient remembering. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped in order to avoid over medication or an overdose.

Overdose is a very serious medical condition and should be treated as such. Symptoms include severe nausea, emesis, dizziness, fatigue, and dry mouth. If the patient experiences any of these symptoms, they will require immediate emergency medical care.

Mild, common side effects are experienced by most patients when first starting their regular dosing of Torvast. Common side effects include, but are not limited to, muscle pain, stuffy nose, skin rash with pruritus, nausea, stomach pain, stomach discomfort, gas, bloating, pyrosis, constipation, or stomach cramping. Mild side effects should be reported to your doctor. A dosage adjustment can often make the symptoms better.

There are some medications that cannot be taken with Torvast. Patients should consult with the doctor before taking any type of new medication, including over the counter medicines, prescriptions, herbal supplements, and vitamins. Medicines with known negative interactions with Torvast include HIV and AIDS medicines, cyclosporine, erythromycin, digoxin, antifungal medications, niacin, and gemfibrozil.

Patients should avoid alcoholic beverages, grapefruit, and grapefruit derived products. Grapefruit can cause serious and potentially harmful interactions with Torvast.

This medication does not work on its own, but works in conjunction with adjustments to diet and level of daily exercise. Eating foods high in cholesterol and saturated fats while taking this medication may result in unpleasant side effects including anal leakage, distressed gaseous releases, and sour auditory releases. This can be embarrassing and can cause the patient to become deterred from a healthier lifestyle. This medication should only be taken for as long as it has been prescribed.

Torvast has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of torvast

• Molecular formula of torvast is C33H35FN2O5
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-phenyl-4-(phenylcarbamoyl)- 5-propan-2-yl-pyrrol-1-y l]-3,5-dihydroxy-heptanoic acid
• Molecular weight is 558.64 g/mol
Torvast available : 10mg tablets, 20mg tablets, 40mg tablets, 80mg tablets

Generic name: Atorvastatin

Brand name(s): Atorvastatin calcium, Cardyl, Frelo, Lipitor, Sortis, Sotis, Tozalip, Xavator

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