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It is used to reduce LDL- cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and triglycerides, and to increase HDL-cholesterol in the treatment of hyperlipidaemias, including hypercholesterolaemias and combined (mixed) hyperlipidaemia (type IIa or IIb hyperlipoproteinaemias) hypertriglyceridaemia (type IV) and dysbetalipoproteinaemia (type III), and as adjunctive therapy in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia who have some LDL-receptor function.
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The usual dose is 10mg to 20 mg of Atorvastatin once daily. Initial dose of 40mg daily may be used in patients who require a large reduction in LDL-cholesterol. The dose may be adjusted at intervals of 4 weeks up to a maximum of 80mg daily.
Primary Hypercholesterolaemia and combined hyperlipidaemia
Contraindications: Patients with known hypersensitivity to any component of this product
Special Precuations: Atorvastatin should not be given to patients with acute liver disease or unexplained persistently raised serum aminotransferase concentrations. It should be avoided during pregnancy since there is a possibility that it could interfere with fetal sterol synthesis