Tozalip review

Tozalip, the generic form of Lipitor, is used in the treatment of high cholesterol with a combination of exercise and diet. Tozalip 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.

Tozalip 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 Tozalip. 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. Tozalip 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 Tozalip, 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, languor, and xerostomia. If the patient experiences any of these symptoms, they will require immediate emergency medical care.

Some common side effects are often experienced by patients when they start taking Tozalip. These side effects include muscle pain, stuffy nose, rash with itching, nausea, stomach pain, stomach discomfort, gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, or stomach cramping. If you experience any of these side effects, they should be reported to your doctor. A dose adjustment can often make the symptoms better.

Some medicaments cannot be taken with Tozalip. Patients should consult with their doctor before taking any type of new medication. This includes over the counter medicines, prescriptions, herbal supplements, and vitamins. Medicines with known negative interactions with Tozalip include HIV and AIDS medicines, cyclosporine, erythromycin, digoxin, antifungal medicaments, niacin, and gemfibrozil.

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

This medication does not work on its own, but 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 and embarrassing side effects. These include anal leakage, distressed gaseous releases, and sour auditory releases. This 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.

Tozalip has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of tozalip

• Molecular formula of tozalip 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
Tozalip available : 10mg tablets, 20mg tablets, 40mg tablets, 80mg tablets

Generic name: Atorvastatin

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

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