Atherosclerosis is the most common disease that develops because of high cholesterol in the blood.

A broad range of special drugs is used to solve these problems, which include the preparation Atorlip. Instructions for use characterizes this medication as lipid-lowering drugs that reduce blood high concentration of fat molecules.

Active effecting substance of the drug (atorvastatin calcium) can slow down (inhibit) the action of enzymes that increase the rate of formation of cholesterol and fat-like substances – lipids. These enzymes have a positive effect on the hepatic cells, as a result free fat molecules processed faster and excreted from the body.

Indications for use Atorlip are high concentrations of cholesterol and lipids in the blood, elevated amount of serum triglycerides, as well as such abnormal phenomenon as dysbetalipoproteinemia. It should be borne in mind that this drug does not apply to basic medical facilities. Typically, it is used as an adjunct therapy. Besides this drug, the patient will need to change significantly the diet of daily food, as much as possible to reduce the consumption of animal products, increase physical activity, maintain a regular struggle with the overweight.

Of course, the necessary dosage and duration of treatment are determined by the attending doctor. According to the instructions, it is not recommended to exceed the daily dose which is 80 milligrams (4 pills of 20 mg). For right correction of the dose, you need to monitor the lipid content in the blood plasma every month.

This medicine has a number of contraindications. Do not use Atorlip during the violation of kidney function, hepatic cirrhosis, the individual immunity of components, containing in the drag, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You must take special care during the taking of this lipid-lowering agent if you have chronic alcoholism, arterial hypotension, diseases of the endocrine system, electrolyte imbalance, epilepsy, lesions of the skeletal muscle, injuries of varying severity.

You must also take into account the side effects that Atorlip can cause. Instructions for use notes that the negative manifestations generally occur with an overdose of the drug. In this case, changes in blood composition, increased heart rate, arrhythmia, depression, headaches, insomnia, pathological changes in the urogenital, musculoskeletal and digestive systems may occur.