Atorvastatin Normon is a drug officially approved by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS). It has the quality certificate of the health authorities and shows effectiveness in certain situations of health .
Specifically, Atorvastatin is part of a group of drugs known as statins, whose main mission is to help regulate lipids (fats) in the organism.
Thus, this medicine has different purposes of use. It is indicated to reduce lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood in case a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes have previously failed.
In addition, if a person is at high risk of heart disease, Atorvastatin can also be used to lower the risk; even when the cholesterol levels registered are normal.
In addition, the AEMPS recommends following a balanced diet low in cholesterol during treatment with this drug.
Contraindications of Atorvastatin
Like any medicine, despite being safe for health, it is not suitable for all types of people. That is, before consumption it is necessary to take into account a series of contraindications, because in certain cases, the intake of Atorvastatin could be counterproductive.
AEMPS ) recommend not taking Atorvastatin in the following situations:
- If you are allergic to Atorvastatin or any other drug that is part of the group of statins.
How to take the medicine
Atorvastatin is a specific drug that aims to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body. Taking this aspect into account, it is usual that before starting treatment with this medication, a specialist doctor recommends a diet low in cholesterol.
Thus, as a general rule, the usual starting dose of Atorvastatin is approximately mg per day for adults and children from 10 years. However, a medical specialist has the power to increase said dose to where it deems appropriate to solve a health problem.
It is usual for any medical specialist to adapt the intake of the dose of this medicine at intervals of 4 weeks or more. In addition, the maximum dose established by the AEMPS of Atorvastatin is 80 mg once daily for adults and 20 mg for children.
Regarding its mode of consumption, Atorvastatin tablets should be swallowed whole with the help of a glass of water. It can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food. In any case, it is advisable to always take the tablet at the same time of day.