Atorvastatin Oral Tablet 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Atorvastatin: Oral tablet (10mg)

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Atorvastatin 10mg Tablet
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Atorvastatin 10mg Tablet
Apotex Corp
Pill Identification: APO  |  A10
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Atorvastatin 10mg Tablet
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: PD 155  |  10
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Atorvastatin 10mg Tablet
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Atorvastatin 10mg Tablet
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: RX 12 

What is this Medicine?

ATORVASTATIN (a TORE va sta tin) is known as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or 'statin'. It lowers the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. This drug may also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other health problems in patients with risk factors for heart disease. Diet and lifestyle changes are often used with this drug.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Atorvastatin: Oral tablet(10mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Atorvastatin Calcium 10mg Tablet

NDC: 003782015
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Myocardial Infarction Prophylaxis, Hypertriglyceridemia, Stroke Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Coronary Artery Disease Prevention After Heart Transplantation, Atherosclerosis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Atorvastatin Calcium 10mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Atorvastatin Calcium 10mg Tablet

Loss Of Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Death Of Liver Tissue Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nightmares Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Memory Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Immune-mediated Necrotizing Myopathy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<3.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
0.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.1-5.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
1.1-2.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
2.7-8.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
3.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
4.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
5.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
6.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
6.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
8.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Atorvastatin Calcium 10mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Atorvastatin Calcium 10mg Tablet(Atorvastatin Calcium)
Grapefruit juice and Atorvastatin(Atorvastatin Calcium)
Side effects from Atorvastatin may get worse if you drink grapefruit juice. Do not take Atorvastatin with grapefruit juice. Discuss with your health care provider why Atorvastatin and grapefruit juice should not be taken together. Orange juice is safe to drink with Atorvastatin. Contact your prescriber immediately if you experience unexplained muscle aches, muscle pain or tenderness, general weakness or fatigue, side or back pain, or decreased urination while taking Atorvastatin.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

SECOND Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

THIRD Trimester

Class X - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in animals or pregnant women have demonstrated positive evidence of fetal abnormalities or risks. The use of the product is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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