Atorvastatin 40 MG Tablet lowers the level of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
Atorvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins.” It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides and raising “good” cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking.
SIDE EFFECTS :
- Abdominal pain
- Joint pain
- Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
- Pain in extremities
- Urinary tract infection
- Abnormal liver function tests.