Lipitor Action Mechanism
The enzyme HMG CoA reductase is inhibited competitively by Lipitor thereby switching the cholesterol production mechanism. And on the other hand, Lipitor also causes more and more uptake of plasma LDL levels through activating the expression of LDL receptors in blood.
The usual dosage of Lipitor generally recommended by most health care professionals ranges between 10 mg to 20 mg per day. Also 20 mg or 40 mg Lipitor dose is prescribed in cases of low effectiveness and tolerance of the medication.
Lipitor is the only anti-cholesterol drug with multiple health benefits such as reducing the risk of osteoporosis and incidence of some cancers along with relieving familial as well as non-familial hypercholesterolemia condition.
In case you drink alcohol or are allergic to any of its active or inactive components than its better not to take Lipitor to lower your blood cholesterol levels. Also individuals planning to undergo surgery, suffering from kidney or liver complications as well as pregnant or breastfeeding women are strictly not recommended to consume Lipitor.
Lipitor Side effects
Frequent side effects that are normally observed on Lipitor treatment include nausea, muscle cramps or pain and diarrhea. These symptoms have mild effects on your normal health and do not pose any threat to normal health.
While serious side effects of Lipitor include itching, loss of appetite, jaundice, unexplained fever, immense muscle pain or weakness, dark urine, pain in upper stomach, unusual tiredness and severe allergic manifestations such as swelling of your lips, face, throat and tongue; hives and skin rash.