Atorvastatin can be taken by adults and children over the age of 10 years.
Do not take Atorvastatin tablets if you are able to become pregnant unless you use reliable contraceptive measures.
If you think someone else may have taken the medicine by accident, contact your doctor. Statins and cognitive functioning in the elderly a population-based study. You may also notice changes in their mood more sad than normal or memory they become forgetful.
About atorvastatin Key facts Who can and can t take atorvastatin How and when to take it Side effects How to cope with side effects Pregnancy and breastfeeding Cautions with other medicines Common questions. Keep taking the medicine, but talk to your doctor or pharmacist if these side effects bother you or don t go away.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
Initiate treatment in the autumn prior to onset of seasonal depressive symptoms and continue through the winter season.
Trileptal may cause your sodium levels to drop dangerously low.
Use with caution because of the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant diseases or other drug therapy.
Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Statins may affect coumarin anticoagulation and increase the risk of haemorrhagic events. For rosuvastatin, start with 5 mg and do not exceed 20 mg during use with fibrates. Atorvastatin may be used in addition to diet to reduce cholesterol for adolescents between 10 and 17 years of age with increased cholesterol levels and family history of early heart disease or 2 or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease.