Atorvastatin Normon is a medicine properly approved by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS). It has the quality certificate of the health authorities and is indicated for different health issues.
Specifically, Atorvastatin belongs to a group of drugs called statins, which are those that 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 have failed.
If a patient also presents an elevated 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 of Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) warns that a standard low-cholesterol diet should be followed during treatment with this drug.
Contraindications of Atorvastatin
As with any medication, before taking Atorvastatin it is necessary to take into account a series of aspects. This drug is not indicated for all types of people, as explained by the AEMPS and as stated in the medication’s package insert.
Thus, Atorvastatin Normon should not be taken in the following situations:
In case of being allergic to Atorvastatin or any other similar medication 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 become pregnant. It is also not recommended when breastfeeding.
If you are using the combination of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir for hepatitis C treatment.
In addition, the Spanish Medicines Agency recommends that you read the package leaflet for possible adverse effects after taking this drug. Under normal conditions, the intake of Atorvastatin should not cause any side effects, but even a small percentage of them may occur.
Method of use of the drug
According to the AEMPS, the normal dose of Atorvastatin is 10 mg once a day, both for adults and for children from 10 years of age. However, your doctor may decide to increase the dose depending on the clinical picture.
The maximum recommended dose of Atorvastatin is 80 mg once a day for adults and 20 mg for children.
Moreover, the tablets of this drug should be swallowed whole in a glass of water. Moreover, they can be taken at any time of the day, with or without food. However, the health authorities recommend that their daily intake should always be taken at the same time of day.
Finally, the Spanish Medicines Agency advises to strictly follow the instructions for administering the drug. Thus, in case of doubts about the consumption of Atorvastatin, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.