Atorvastatin – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Atorvastatin helps lower your cholesterol and triglyceride (fat) levels in the blood.

Excessive cholesterol and triglycerides in your body can clog up your blood vessels. This can lead to many health problems such as stroke and heart diseases, including heart attack.

Atorvastatin is meant to be taken as part of a complete cholesterol management programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Atorvastatin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take Atorvastatin with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Atorvastatin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Atorvastatin even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Atorvastatin unless instructed by the doctor.