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Usage of Lipitor

Indications: Adjunct to diet for reduction of elevated total cholesterol, LDL- cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, and triglycerides in patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia, heterozygous and homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia or combined (mixed) hyperlipidaemia when response to diet and other non-pharmacological measures is inadequate. Lipitor also raises HDL-cholesterol and lowers the LDL:HDL and total cholesterol:HDL ratios
Contra Indications: of this medication, active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases exceeding three times the upper limit of normal, during pregnancy, while breast-feeding, and in women of child-bearing potential not using appropriate contraceptive measures

Adverse and side effects

Constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, headache, nausea, myalgia, asthenia, diarrhoea, insomnia. Elevated ALT and CPK levels

Special precautions

History of alcohol abuse or liver disease. Perform liver function tests before and during therapy. Discontinue therapy if markedly elevated CPK levels occur or if myopathy is diagnosed or suspected; measure CPK levels in patients who develop any signs or symptoms suggestive of myopathy

Questions about Lipitor

Our experts have answered 1 questions about Lipitor

Dr. Ghazi Malik
Dr. Ghazi Malik
Cardiologist
You did not mention the medicine that is in place of Bisoprolol! If it was an other Betablocker medicine _ similar to Bisoprolol_ it would not 'interact' with Lipitor .
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