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    Atorvastatin + Vitamin D3

    Information about Atorvastatin + Vitamin D3

    Atorvastatin + vitamin d3 uses

    Atorvastatin+Vitamin D3 is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

    How atorvastatin + vitamin d3 works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Vitamin D3 which treat high cholesterol. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Vitamin D3 is added to relieve the muscular pain caused by Atorvastatin.

    Common side effects of atorvastatin + vitamin d3

    Nausea, Stomach pain, Constipation, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Headache, Increased glucose level in blood
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:23 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Atorvastatin + Vitamin D3

    • Atorvastatin + Vitamin D3 treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
    • It decreases the risk of heart diseases and helps prevent stroke and heart attack.
    • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
    • In general, Atorvastatin + Vitamin D3 is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
    • It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium in your blood.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience yellow eyes or skin or dark urine after starting the medication.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)