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Lipitor - Overview
Lipitor is a medication used to reduce lipid and cholesterol levels in certain groups of patients. People who need a prescription for Lipitor 40 mg, Lipitor 20 mg or Lipitor 10 mg can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe generic Lipitor when appropriate to do so.
What Is Lipitor Used For?
Lipitor is a medication that contains atorvastatin calcium. Lipitor is used in a variety of patients, including adults without coronary heart disease who have certain risk factors for coronary heart disease, certain patients with type 2 diabetes, and patients with clinically evident coronary heart disease. Lipitor is also frequently used in patients with hypercholesterolemia to reduce elevated total-C, LDL-C, apo B, and TG levels and to increase HDL-C, in patients with high triglyceride levels in the serum, and various other situations. Lipitor is an inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase (i.e. statins) and is also similar to Livalo, rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin. Before using Lipitor tablets and while using Lipitor, patients should utilize a cholesterol-lowering diet.
Lipitor Generic - Dosage and Cost
Lipitor regimens are often started at Lipitor 10 mg daily although some medical providers may choose to prescribe Lipitor 20 mg daily in some circumstances. The Lipitor dose is generally adjusted in response to LDL-C levels. Lipitor dosage adjustments usually do not need to be made for people with renal insufficiency. Lipitor prescription medication is sometimes used concomitantly with bile acid binding resins but should not be used with fibrate medications. Branded Lipitor tablets are expensive, costing as much as $15 per Lipitor 40 mg tablet. Lipitor coupons may be available online from the manufacturer or other sources. Some insurance plans will cover the costs associated with a Lipitor prescription. Lipitor is available as Lipitor 10 mg, Lipitor 20 mg, Lipitor 40 mg and Lipitor 80 mg tablets. Lipitor tablets should be stored between 20° C and 25° C.
Can I Buy Lipitor Online?
Lipitor is a prescription medication in the United States and cannot be dispensed as Lipitor OTC (over-the counter) at pharmacies. Because of this, one cannot just buy Lipitor online without first consulting with a medical provider. People in need of a Lipitor prescription can connect with a licensed medical provider through Push Health who can prescribe Lipitor tablets when appropriate.
Lipitor - Side Effects
Lipitor, like similar medications, can cause side effects. Reported side effects from Lipitor use include abdominal pain, flatulence, dyspepsia and constipation, nausea, rhinitis, arthritis and dizziness. People with a hypersensitivity or allergy to Lipitor medication or ingredients in the formulation should not use Lipitor medication. Lipitor and alcohol should not be used together. Lipitor and grapefruit juice consumption can affect medication levels, particularly when consumed in high quantities. Concerns about side effects related to Lipitor medication use should be directed to one's provider and pharmacist prior to taking Lipitor prescription medication.
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Last updated June 2, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.