Cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor
Unhealthy lifestyles and fast foods are causing increasing incidences of high cholesterol. High cholesterol affects people of all ages, even children and, if untreated, you can be at serious risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Cholesterol is fat that clogs arteries, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood to the body’s organs. If your blood shows a high level of cholesterol, your doctor will need to prescribe a drug to lower your LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Your doctor will also advise some changes to in lifestyle and to your diet.
Lipitor is a very popular drug to control cholesterol levels. This drug belongs to a group of medications called statins. Lipitor works by reducing the amount of cholesterol manufactured in the liver. Lipitor has an excellent safety record. It has been proven that this drug can lower cholesterol levels by up to 60 percent.
Lipitor can be used by patients who suffer diabetes type 2. Treatment with Lipitor is most effective when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. While using Lipitor it is recommended that you have your cholesterol levels checked every month to ensure that the medication is working. Always use this drug as prescribed.
Side-effects of Lipitor are rarely reported. There are however some minor ones such as headache, diarrhea, stomach irritations, joint and muscle pain, or rash. These side-effects are usually temporary, but should any one persist or get worse consult your doctor.