The Atorvastatin Normon is a drug correctly approved by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS). It has the quality certificate of the health authorities and is indicated for different health matters.

Specifically, Atorvastatin belongs to a group of drugs called statins, which are those that They are responsible for regulating lipids (fats in the body). It is a medication with different possibilities of use.

Atorvastatin is indicated to reduce lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes of life have failed.

If a patient also has a high risk of heart disease, Atorvastatin can also be used to reduce the risk of this pathology; even if cholesterol levels are considered normal. In addition, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) warns that a standard low-cholesterol diet should be followed during treatment with this medicine.

Contraindications of Atorvastatin

As with any medication, before taking Atorvastatin it is necessary to take into account a series of aspects. And it is that this medication is not indicated for all types of people, as explained by the AEMPS and is included in the medication's own leaflet.

  • Thus, you should not take Atorvastatin Normon in the following situations:
  • In case of being allergic to Atorvastatin or any other similar drug used to reduce lipids.
  • If you have or have previously had any disease that directly affects the liver.
  • If you are a woman of childbearing age and do not use adequate contraceptive measures.
  • If you have or have had unjustified abnormal results in liver function blood tests.
  • If you are a pregnant woman or if you are trying to get pregnant. It is also not recommended during breastfeeding.
  • If you use the combination of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir for the treatment of hepatitis C.

    In addition, the Spanish Medicines Agency recommends reading the possible adverse effects after consuming this medicine in the prospectus. Under normal conditions, the intake of Atorvastatin does not have to cause any type of side effects, but even in a minimum percentage they could occur.

    Medication use method

    According to the AEMPS, the normal dose of Atorvastatin is 10 mg once daily for both adults and children ages years. Although, your doctor may consider it appropriate to increase the dose depending on the clinical picture.

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    In this sense, the maximum recommended dose of Atorvastatin is 80 mg once a day for adults and 20 mg for children.

    On the other hand, the tablets of this medicine should be swallowed whole in a glass of water. In addition, they can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food. Although, the health authorities recommend that its daily intake always be carried out at the same time. Finally, from the Spanish Medicines Agency they advise to strictly follow the instructions for administering the medicine. Thus, in case of doubts about the consumption of Atorvastatin, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.

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