Lipiget containing atorvastatin works by inhibiting HMG-CoA. This blocks the enzymes required for the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver. The drugs that lower HMG-coA levels in the body are called statins.
Lipiget is a prescription drug and the exact dosage varies as per your lipid levels and the severity of the cardiovascular disease
The usual Lipiget dosage is;
- 10 mg or 20mg once a day as a starting dose. The dose is increased periodically if required.
For sudden reduction of cholesterol, Lipiget dosage is;
Some of the common side effects reported with the use of Lipiget for an extended period of time include;
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Dyspepsia or indigestion
- Flatulence or bloating
- Dizziness and fatigue
- Skin issues like rash and itching
- Sleeping disturbances like Insomnia
- Urinary tract infections
- Severe Myalgia
Consult a cardiologist for a prescription for a Lipiget tablet.