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Generic Lipitor is an extremely strong medical preparation which is taken in treatment of high cholesterol diseases. Generic Lipitor can also be helpful for patients with heart complications caused by type 2 diabetes or coronary heart disease. Generic Lipitor acts as an anti-high cholesterol remedy.

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Generic Lipitor is made by highly educated specialists to combat high cholesterol diseases (heart attack, stroke). Target of Generic Lipitor is to control and decrease level of cholesterol.

Generic Lipitor acts as an anti-high cholesterol remedy. Generic Lipitor operates by reducing decrease level of cholesterol.

Lipitor is also known as Atorvastatin, Atorbest, Agitor, Attor, Atorlip, Lipvas, Sortis, Torvast, Torvacard, Totalip, Tulip.

Generic Lipitor is HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin).

Generic name of Generic Lipitor is Atorvastatin.

Brand name of Generic Lipitor is Lipitor.

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Generic Lipitor can be taken in tablets. You should take it by mouth.

It is better to take Generic Lipitor once a day at the same time with meals or without it.

If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Lipitor suddenly.

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If you overdose Generic Lipitor and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately.

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Store at room temperature between 20 to 25 degrees C (68 to 77 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.

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Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.

Contraindications

Do not take Generic Lipitor if you are allergic to Generic Lipitor components.

Be careful with Generic Lipitor if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother. Generic Lipitor can ham your baby.

Be careful with Generic Lipitor usage in case of having liver disease.

Be careful with Generic Lipitor in case of taking erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Erythrocin); cimetidine (Tagamet); ketoconazole (Nizoral) and itraconazole (Sporanox); spironolactone (Aldactone); oral contraceptives (birth control pills); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); digoxin (Lanoxin); cholesterol-lowering medications as fenofibrate (Tricor), gemfibrozil (Lopid), and niacin (nicotinic acid, Niacor, Niaspan).

Use Generic Lipitor with great care in case you want to undergo an operation (dental or any other).

If you experience drowsiness and dizziness while taking Generic Lipitor you should avoid any activities such as driving or operating machinery.

Avoid alcohol.

Elderly people should be very careful with Generic Lipitor.

Keep low-cholesterol and low-fat diet.

Do not stop taking Generic Lipitor suddenly.

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Our objective was to compare electronic health record data and social media data to better understand differences and similarities between clinician-reported ADRs and patients' concerns regarding aspirin and atorvastatin.

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Multivariate curve resolution (MCR) was used to decompose a variable-temperature synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction (VT-XRPD) data matrix into diffraction patterns and concentration profiles of pure drug phases.

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Rosuvastatin is associated with a greater health benefit than the other statins across the considered profiles. Rosuvastatin is cost-effective compared to simvastatin in patients with SCORE risk ≥8% in females and ≥6% in males, while between 5% and the indicated values its cost-effectiveness is conditional to the patient baseline c-LDL level. Rosuvastatin is more cost-effective versus atorvastatin in female profiles associated with a SCORE risk≥11% and male profiles with SCORE risk ≥10%. Rosuvastatin is superior versus pitavastatin in both female and male profiles with high and very high cardiovascular risk.

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Randomized controlled trial conducted among 398 patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels from April 2010 to January 2011 at community and academic centers in the United States and Europe.

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Statins reduced LDL particle concentration less than LDL cholesterol (-30 to -38 vs. -38 to -51%). Reductions were greater with RSV than with ATV (P < 0.05 for LDL particle concentration and P < 0.001 for LDL cholesterol). Most patients attained LDL cholesterol <2.59 mmol/l (100 mg/dl) at 12 weeks (80% with RSV and 59% with ATV; P = 0.003), but only 27% of patients receiving RSV and 19% receiving ATV attained the goal of LDL particle concentration <1,000 nmol/l (P = 0.07).

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We sought to determine if atorvastatin lowers blood pressure in patients with previously diagnosed and well-controlled essential arterial hypertension and if this effect could be related to anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects. Among 92 patients with essential arterial hypertension, we studied 56 non-smoking and normolipemic: 39 were randomized to receive 80 mg atorvastatin daily for 3 months (statin-treated patients, ST), and the rest continued a previous hypotensive therapy (statin-free patients, SF). Blood pressure was measured using a 24-h ambulatory blood pressure measurement device. Serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), total antioxidant status (TAS) and plasma peroxides (assessed by Oxystat) were measured in both groups. The mean change in systolic BP (SBP) for atorvastatin was -5.7 mmHg (95% confidence interval CI, -4.1 to -7.2 mmHg), and the mean change in diastolic BP (DBP) was -3.9 mmHg (95% CI, -2.7 to -5.0 mmHg). No change in BP in SF patients was observed. In the ST group, hs-CRP and peroxides did not significantly decrease. In the SF group, concentrations of hs-CRP proceeded to decrease while peroxides increased. In the ST group, changes in hs-CRP correlated with changes in total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (r = 0.41, p = 0.013 and r = 0.35, p = 0.04, respectively) but did not correlate with changes in BP. The hypotensive statin effect was independent of the hypolipemic effect. During three months of observation, TAS concentrations in both groups remained stable. In this randomized study, additionally administered atorvastatin to non-smoking and normolipemic patients with well-controlled essential arterial hypertension resulted in reduction of BP. This effect was not followed by significant changes in hs-CRP, TAS or Oxystat concentrations. The hypotensive effect of atorvastatin did not depend on anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative or hypolipemic actions.

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Patients were randomized to receive topical atorvastatin 1% ointment (51 patients [atorvastatin group]) or placebo ointment (53 patients [control group]) applied once/day to pressure ulcers for 14 days in addition to standard care for pressure ulcers.

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The aim of this study was to examine the clinical profile of statin-induced myalgia in patients with no apparent predisposing factors. Patients who reported muscle complaints that limited daily functioning during statin use were prospectively identified among the patients of Kuusankoski District Hospital and its catchment area, a population of about 100,000, between January 2003 and July 2004. Twenty patients in whom the muscle complaints were probably attributable to the use of a statin were included in this series. There were no cases of severe myopathy or rhabdomyolysis, and the highest creatine kinase value observed was only about 1900 U/l. Of the 18 patients that were evaluable for creatine kinase level, 5 (28%) did not exhibit elevation of creatine kinase and 6 (33%) showed a minor increase only. Following discontinuation of the statin, resolution of symptoms and normalisation of creatine kinase occurred in 11 of the 13 patients with elevated creatine kinase value as well as muscle complaints. Statins may cause clinically important muscle symptoms without inducing a marked creatine kinase elevation.

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290 Koreans were genotyped for SLCO1B1, ABCB1 and CYP3A5, and 28 subjects were selected for the pharmacokinetic study. Each subject received a single oral dose of 20 mg atorvastatin and blood samples were collected up to 48 hr after dosing. The relationship between the genotypes and atorvastatin pharmacokinetics was examined.

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At 9 +/- 1.8 months of follow-up, the mean dose of ER niacin was 1.3 g and atorvastatin 13.2 mg in group 1. In comparison, group 2 patients had mean atorvastatin dose of 15.9 mg. Patients in group 1 had significant elevation in HDL-C cholesterol (39.5 +/- 5.5 vs 35.7 +/- 4.5 mg/dL), reduction in total cholesterol (156.4 +/- 31 vs 164.5 +/- 39.3 mg/dL) and also LDL-C (88.9 +/- 28.3 vs 99.8 +/- 35.4 mg/dL) compared to group 2 (all p < 0.05). The magnitude of reduction in triglyceride levels was not significant between the groups (140.1 +/- 40.4 vs 145.2 +/- 46.5 mg/dL) (p = NS). No major adverse events or clinical myopathy occurred in either groups. Four patients (4%) discontinued ER niacin (2 due to gastro-intestinal symptoms and 2 due to worsening of diabetes). Flushing occurred in 3% patients, but none felt it to be troublesome.

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Cases of tendinopathy and tendon ruptures have been reported as side effects associated with statin therapy. This work assessed possible changes in the structural and biomechanical properties of the tendons after chronic treatment with statins. Wistar rats were divided into the following groups: treated with atorvastatin (A-20 and A-80), simvastatin (S-20 and S-80) and the group that received no treatment (C). The doses of statins were calculated using allometric scaling, based on the doses of 80 mg/day and 20 mg/day recommended for humans. The morphological aspect of the tendons in A-20, S-20 and S-80 presented signals consistent with degeneration. Both the groups A-80 and S-80 showed a less pronounced metachromasia in the compression region of the tendons. Measurements of birefringence showed that A-20, A-80 and S-80 groups had a lower degree of organization of the collagen fibers. In all of the groups treated with statins, the thickness of the epitenon was thinner when compared to the C group. In the biomechanical tests the tendons of the groups A-20, A-80 and S-20 were less resistant to rupture. Therefore, statins affected the organization of the collagen fibers and decreased the biomechanical strength of the tendons, making them more predisposed to ruptures.

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Greater (p < or = 0.001) reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) (the primary end-point) were achieved by switching to EZE/SIMVA 10/20 mg (26.2%) or 10/40 mg (30.1%) than by doubling the dose of ATV to 20 mg (8.5%). EZE/SIMVA 10/20 mg and 10/40 mg produced greater (p < or = 0.001) reductions in total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and apolipoprotein B relative to ATV 20 mg. A reduction (p < or = 0.050) in C-reactive protein was observed with EZE/SIMVA 10/40 mg vs. ATV 20 mg. Similar reductions in triglycerides were observed across the three groups, and none of the treatments produced a significant change in HDL-C. A greater (p < or = 0.001) proportion of patients achieved LDL-C <2.5 mmol/l with EZE/SIMVA 10/20 mg (90.5%) and 10/40 mg (87.0%) than with ATV 20 mg (70.4%). Both EZE/SIMVA doses were generally well tolerated, with an overall safety profile similar to ATV 20 mg.

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This study investigated the effects of atorvastatin on ABCB1 and ABCC1 mRNA expression on peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and their relationship with gene polymorphisms and lowering-cholesterol response. One hundred and thirty-six individuals with hypercholesterolemia were selected and treated with atorvastatin (10 mg/day/4 weeks). Blood samples were collected for serum lipids and apolipoproteins measurements and DNA and RNA extraction. ABCB1 (C3435T and G2677T/A) and ABCC1 (G2012T) gene polymorphisms were identified by polymerase chain reaction-restriction (PCR)-RFLP and mRNA expression was measured in peripheral blood mononuclear cells by singleplex real-time PCR. ABCB1 polymorphisms were associated with risk for coronary artery disease (CAD) (p<0.05). After atorvastatin treatment, both ABCB1 and ABCC1 genes showed 50% reduction of the mRNA expression (p<0.05). Reduction of ABCB1 expression was associated with ABCB1 G2677T/A polymorphism (p=0.039). Basal ABCB1 mRNA in the lower quartile (<0.024) was associated with lower reduction rate of serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (33.4+/-12.4%) and apolipoprotein B (apoB) (17.0+/-31.3%) when compared with the higher quartile (>0.085: LDL-c=40.3+/-14.3%; apoB=32.5+/-10.7%; p<0.05). ABCB1 substrates or inhibitors did not affect the baseline expression, while ABCB1 inhibitors reversed the effects of atorvastatin on both ABCB1 and ABCC1 transporters. In conclusion, ABCB1 and ABCC1 mRNA levels in PBMC are modulated by atorvastatin and ABCB1 G2677T/A polymorphism and ABCB1 baseline expression is related to differences in serum LDL cholesterol and apoB in response to atorvastatin.

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HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors downregulate the activation of transcription factors NF-kappaB, AP-1, and hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha. These findings support the concept that statins have antiinflammatory and antiproliferative effects that are relevant in the treatment of atherosclerotic diseases.

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In a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study design, 22 patients with stage I ISH received three months of atorvastatin therapy (80 mg/day) and three months of placebo treatment. Systemic arterial compliance was measured noninvasively using carotid applanation tonometry and Doppler velocimetry of the ascending aorta.

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Our objective is to report a rare coexistence of Parry-Romberg disease and ischemic stroke. Here, we report the case of a 34-year-old woman with Parry-Romberg syndrome who developed cerebral infarction. This patient developed sudden left-sided weakness and was admitted to our hospital. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed acute cerebral infarction in the posterior limb of the right internal capsule. The patient had been diagnosed with Parry-Romberg syndrome at the age of 12, and she had a history of migraine without aura. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a patent foramen ovale, but no atrial septal aneurysm or deep vein thrombosis was observed in the lower extremities. She was treated with 200 mg of aspirin and 10 mg of atorvastatin. Her symptoms gradually improved, and she was discharged 10 days after admission. Parry-Romberg syndrome is a rare disease of progressive hemifacial atrophy with unknown etiology. The potential risk factors for ischemic stroke in Parry-Romberg syndrome include ipsilateral cerebrovascular abnormality or migraine. In addition, patent foramen ovale was identified as a concomitant risk factor in our case.

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To describe trends in the prescribing of generic atorvastatin after expiration of market exclusivity for the brand-name medication and the effect on patients' out-of-pocket spending.

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In our study, the -491A/T polymorphism in the apo E gene promoter region modulated the lipid-lowering efficiency of atorvastatin and bezafibrate in CHL patients. Such influence might explain some of the interindividual response variabilities observed for the two drugs, and could help in CHL management.

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The following treatments were evaluated: atorvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin 10-40 mg/day; lovastatin and fluvastatin 20-80 mg/day; and colestyramine 12-24 g/day. The cost effectiveness of these treatments was evaluated, in terms of cost per percentage of LDL-C reduction, by comparing annual treatment costs versus the efficacy of LDL-C reduction. Treatment costs included medication costs (2003 wholesale prices), control measures, and the treatment of adverse affects. The efficacy of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) was obtained from a meta-analysis of results obtained from clinical trials published between 1993 and 2003 that met the following criteria: monotherapy; >16 weeks of treatment; randomized allocation of individuals to the intervention and comparator groups; dietary treatment for > or =3 months before administration of medication; and double-blind measurement of outcomes. Average and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were calculated to assess the efficiency of cholesterol-lowering treatments.

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This was a prespecified substudy of 128 patients with persistent AF randomized to treatment with atorvastatin 80 mg/day or placebo, initiated 14 days before CV, and continued 30 days after CV. HsCRP levels were measured at randomization, at the time of CV, and 2 days and 30 days after CV.

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To study patient persistence on therapy for hypertension and dyslipidaemia using a single-pill combination compared with a two-pill approach.

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Elderly individuals are at increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and account for a majority of CHD deaths. Several clinical trials have assessed the beneficial effects of statins in individuals with, or at risk of developing, CHD. These trials provide evidence that statins reduce risk and improve clinical outcomes even in older patients; however, statin therapy remains under-utilized among the aged. Atorvastatin has been widely investigated among the older subjects and has the greatest magnitude of favorable effects on clinical outcomes of CHD. The pharmacokinetic properties of atorvastatin allow it to be used every other day, a factor which may decrease adverse events and be especially important in the elderly. The purpose of this article is to review the evidence available from randomized clinical trials regarding the safety and efficacy of atorvastatin in primary and secondary prevention of CHD and stroke in older patients and to discuss issues such as drug interactions, patient compliance and cost-effectiveness, which affect prescription of lipid-lowering therapy among older patients.

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Of the 310 patients enrolled into the year 2 study, 287 (93%) completed therapy. The mean cumulative exposure to combination therapy was 743 days across the studies. Adverse event rates were similar for all three combination therapy groups. No deaths or treatment-related serious adverse events occurred. The incidence of discontinuation due to adverse events was 2.9% overall. Rhabdomyolysis was not reported in any group. Overall, fenofibric acid + moderate-dose statin for > or =2 years resulted in sustained improvements in HDL-C (+17.4%), buy lipitor TG (-46.4%) and LDL-C (-40.4%).

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Physical therapy can promote neurovascular plasticity and functional recovery after CNS disorders such as ischemic stroke. We have previously demonstrated that whisker stimulation promotes angiogenesis in the penumbra of the ischemic barrel cortex. The aim of this study was to examine whether atorvastatin and whisker stimulation can act synergistically in enhancing angiogenesis in the barrel cortex following ischemia. Rats were divided into sham-operation, control, atorvastatin-treatment, whisker stimulation and combination therapy groups. And they were trained continuously for 10 trials per half day until the rat fulfilled 80% correct choices for continuous thirty trials, which were considered to reach the criteria. The number was significantly less in the combination therapy group than that in the whisker stimulation group (P<0.01). Immunofluorescence was used to detect angiogenesis 14 d following focal ischemia. These data buy lipitor showed that the combination therapy was more effective in enhancing VEGF and BDNF expression than whisker stimulation (P<0.01). Our study indicated that atorvastatin can improve the discrimination ability of whisker stimulation in rats and amplify post-ischemic angiogenesis induced by whisker stimulation, potentially via enhanced expression of VEGF and BDNF in the peri-infarct region.

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Atorvastatin belongs to the group of lipid-lowering drugs known as statins. They significantly reduce the levels of total cholesterol, low-density cholesterol and plasma triglycerides therefore they are widely used in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Recently developed methods for the determination of atorvastatin and its metabolites in plasma used SPE (solid phase extraction) or LLE (liquid-liquid extraction) as the sample preparation step. However, both procedures are quite time-consuming and need relatively high volume of solvent/sample, which is impractical for the routine analyses of many biological samples. The aim of this work was to develop and validate more suitable sample preparation method for the determination of atorvastatin and its metabolites in biological samples using MEPS (microextraction by packed sorbent). The optimal conditions of MEPS extraction were using C8 sorbent and only 50 μl of the sample. The analytes were eluted by 100 μl of the mixture of acetonitrile:0.1 M ammonium acetate pH 4.5 (95:5, v:v). The analytical method was validated and demonstrated good linearity (r(2)>0.9990), recovery (89-115%) and intra-day precision (RSD<10%). Total time of the sample preparation was three times shorter (7 min) compared to SPE. The volume of sample was twenty times lower and the volume of solvents about ten times lower compared to SPE. Combination of fast MEPS method together with quick UHPLC-MS/MS was used for the determination of atorvastatin and its two metabolites in serum obtained from patients buy lipitor with familiar hypercholesterolemia.

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Determinants of residual risk in statin-treated secondary prevention patients included lipid-related and nonlipid factors buy lipitor such as baseline apolipoproteins, increased body mass index, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. A multifaceted prevention approach should be underscored to address this risk.

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Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Elevation in homocysteine levels has recently been demonstrated during lipid lowering treatment with fibrates. We compared the effect of a statin and a fibrate (atorvastatin and fenofibrate) on plasma levels buy lipitor of homocysteine and other thiol compounds in hyperlipidemic patients.

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We conducted an observational study within our pharmacoepidemiological database derived from electronic medical records of a tertiary care hospital. Among all users of MQAB associated with TdP, we determined the prevalence of additional QT-prolonging drugs and risk factors and identified contraindicated buy lipitor co-administrations of simvastatin, atorvastatin, or tizanidine. Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring and associated adverse events were validated in medical records.

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A post hoc analysis was conducted of the 4D (Die Deutsche Diabetes Dialyze) study to investigate whether LDL buy lipitor -cholesterol at baseline is predictive of cardiovascular events and whether the effect of atorvastatin on clinical outcomes depends on LDL-cholesterol at baseline.

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The objective of this study was to examine whether differences in effectiveness exist between statins in hypertensive patients seen in clinical practice. We assessed cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in hypertensive patients without cardiovascular disease who began therapy with atorvastatin (10 or 20 mg/d) or simvastatin (20 or 40 mg/d) between January 1, 2003, and September 30, 2005, using claims data from 92 US managed care plans in the PharMetrics database. A total of 98,471 hypertensive patients were identified, comprising 74,685 atorvastatin users (mean dose 13.6 mg/d) and 23,786 simvastatin users (mean dose 28.6 mg/d), and followed a median 1.5 years for the occurrence of a first CV event. The crude CV event rates were 2.81 and 3.92 per 100 person-years for atorvastatin and simvastatin, respectively [unadjusted hazard ratio (HR): 0.73; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.68-0.78, P < 0.001]. After adjusting for buy lipitor clinical and demographic confounders, use of atorvastatin was associated with fewer CV events compared with simvastatin (HR: 0.91; 95% CI: 0.84-0.98, P = 0.009). However, the lipid-lowering efficacy of the 2 statins could not be assessed as patient lipid data were unavailable. In conclusion, hypertensive patients without cardiovascular disease who initiated atorvastatin (10 or 20 mg/d) had a significantly lower risk of subsequent CV events compared with those who initiated simvastatin at doses of similar potency (20 or 40 mg/d). As with all observational studies, the study is subject to certain limitations, and the findings should be regarded as hypothesis generating.

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The effect of estrogen on neointimal formation in injured rat arteries has been reported to be a sexual dimorphic effect. Recently, it has been reported that 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) exhibit vasoprotective effects, which are independent of their cholesterol-lowering effects. In this study, we examined the gender differences of atorvastatin's effect on neointimal formation in balloon-injured rat arteries. Male and female Sprague Dawley rats underwent gonadectomy and balloon injury of the carotid artery. Ovariectomized female, as well as intact and castrated male, rats exhibited marked neointimal formation. Treatment with atorvastatin significantly reduced neointimal formation buy lipitor at day 14 (14 days after injury) and NADPH oxidase-dependent superoxide production at day 2 in ovariectomy, but not in intact and castrated males. In ovariectomized rats, 7 days of atorvastatin treatment from days -3 to 3 but not from days 7 to 14 suppressed neointimal formation at day 14. In this study, we showed that atorvastatin's effect on neointimal formation was female-specific and was more marked in ovariectomized female rats. NADPH oxidase-dependent superoxide production may be involved in the mechanism of the sexual dimorphic response seen in response to atorvastatin treatment. Furthermore, the results suggest the importance of treatment in the early phase after vascular injury.

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Onset-to-balloon time and maximum creatine phosphokinase levels buy lipitor were comparable between the groups. After 6 months, rosuvastatin (-37.6% ± 17.2%) and atorvastatin (-32.4% ± 22.4%) equally reduced low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels (p = 0.28). However, rosuvastatin (+3.1% ± 5.9%, p < 0.05), but not atorvastatin (+1.6% ± 5.7%, p = 0.15), improved LVEF. Rosuvastatin reduced BNP levels compared with atorvastatin (-53.3% ± 48.8% versus -13.8% ± 82.9%, p < 0.05). The myocardial salvage index was significantly higher in the rosuvastatin group than the atorvastatin group (78.6% ± 29.1% versus 52.5% ± 38.0%, p < 0.05). CoQ10/LDL-C levels at 6 months were increased in the rosuvastatin group (+23.5%, p < 0.01) and percent changes in CoQ10/LDL-C were correlated with the myocardial salvage index (r = 0.56, p < 0.01).

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The Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty rats were either untreated or treated with 100 mg/kg per day of AS or PS from 6 weeks of age for 24 weeks. AS achieved much greater lipid lowering than PS. Serial oral glucose tolerance tests revealed new-onset diabetes was delayed by PS only. The untreated rats exhibited a progressive decrease in plasma adiponectin, increases in plasma leptin and tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and reduction of plasma nitric oxide (NO), which were limited more by PS than AS. PS, but not AS, enhanced adiponectin mRNA expression in white adipose tissue at 30 weeks. Cardiac endothelial NO synthase expression buy lipitor was upregulated, and overexpression of both transforming growth factor-beta1 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 mRNA was limited more by PS than AS. Coronary perivascular fibrosis at 30 weeks was suppressed only by PS, which was accompanied by preserved left ventricular diastolic function assessed with Doppler echocardiography.

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Radiofrequency (RF) signals were obtained using an IVUS system with a 40-MHz catheter. The IB values of the RF signal were calculated and color-coded. The 3D reconstruction of the color-coded map was performed by computer software. A total of 18 IB IVUS images were captured at an interval of 1 mm in each plaque. A total of 52 patients with hyperlipidemia were randomized to treatment with pravastatin (20 mg/day, n = 17), atorvastatin (20 mg/day, n = 18), buy lipitor or diet (n = 17) for six months. The tissue characteristics of arterial plaque in each patient (one arterial segment per patient) were analyzed with 3D IB IVUS before and after treatment.

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To investigate the effect of statin treatment on buy lipitor serum sex steroid levels, heart rate variability, erectile function, and libido in patients with hyperlipidemia.

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Statins, fibrates, and ACEIs may increase plasma clot permeability and susceptibility to fibrinolysis in buy lipitor CAD patients receiving aspirin. This novel antithrombotic mechanism might contribute to clinical benefits of the drugs tested.

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When monotherapy with Amoxil Suspension 500mg atorvastatin is insufficient to treat severely hypercholesterolemic patients, such as those with heterozygous FH, colestimide acts to reinforce the action of statins.

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Treatment with NER/S resulted in a significantly greater percent reduction in small HDL particle number at week 12 compared with atorvastatin monotherapy (-1.8% versus 4.2%, P = 0.014), and a numerically greater percent increase in large HDL particle number (102.4% versus 39.2%, P = 0.078) compared with atorvastatin monotherapy. A significantly greater Abilify Decreasing Dosage percent increase in HDL particle size from baseline at week 12 was observed with NER/S compared with atorvastatin (6.0% versus 1.3%, P < 0.001). NER/S treatment also resulted in a significant shift in HDL particle size from small and medium at baseline to large at week 12 (P < 0.0001).

lipitor generic 5mg 2015-12-10

High-dose atorvastatin pretreatment does not seem to prevent CIN in patients receiving Propecia Drug primary angioplasty. However, it has the potential to lower CIN in patients with renal insufficiency and in the elderly.

lipitor drug classification 2015-12-17

This study aimed at evaluating if the T-786C polymorphism is associated with changes Micronase 50 Mg of atorvastatin effects on the lipid profile, on the concentrations of metabolites of nitric oxide (NO) and of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP).

lipitor reviews 2014 2017-05-19

Atorvastatin-induced cardioprotection involved Desyrel 30 Mg the inhibition of the mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore opening via the activation of TNF-α and the JAK/STAT pathway in early reoxygenation.

lipitor 40mg dosage 2016-02-12

There was no difference between the effects of atorvastatin and placebo on the primary end point of mean change from baseline in IPSS after 26 wk of double Buy Viagra Locally -blind treatment (-4.5 vs. -4.3; p=0.263). Similarly, no effect was seen on the lower urinary tract secondary end points including TPV (-1.6 vs. -1.9 ml; p=0.654), TZV (-0.0 vs. -0.8 ml; p=0.421), Q(max) (+1.1 vs. +0.7 ml/s; p=0.612), and PSA (-0.24 vs. -0.14 ng/ml; p=0.235). Atorvastatin had a significant effect on serum lipid levels compared with placebo (eg, LDL: -75.6 vs. -6.1 mg/dl; p<0.001).

lipitor overdose 2017-01-02

Dyslipidemic adults with a parental history of Alzheimer's disease were administered either 40 mg of atorvastatin or placebo for 18 months. Before and after the study, lpid levels, blood pressure, body Best Prices Viagra weight and body mass index, and the inflammatory markers hs-Creactive protein, serum monocyte chemoattractant protien-1, interleukin-1β, interleukin-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α were tested.

lipitor overdose symptoms 2015-01-16

Nine of ten simvastatin users were exposed to generic substitution during the study period, and their adherence rate was higher than that of patients without substitution [84.6% (95% CI 83.5-85.6) versus 59.9% (95% CI 58.4-61.4), p < 0.001]. CMA was higher with increasing age (60-69 years 16.7%, p < 0.0001 and 70-79 years 17.8%, p < 0.0001, compared to 18-39 years) and secondary prevention (12.8%, p < 0.0001). CMA was lower among patients who were exposed to generic substitution upon initial purchase, compared to those who were exposed to a generic substitution subsequently [80.4% (95% CI 79.4-90.9) versus 89.8% (88.7-90.9), p < 0.001]. This difference decreased when those with only one statin purchase were excluded.

lipitor replacement drugs 2016-07-31

The objective of the present study was to develop bilayer tablets of atorvastatin and atenolol that are characterized by initial fast-release of atorvastatin in the stomach and comply with the release requirements of sustained-release of atenolol. An amorphous, solvent evaporation inclusion complex of atorvastatin with β -cyclodextrin, present in 1 : 3 (drug/cyclodextrin) molar ratio, was employed in the fast-release layer to enhance the dissolution of atorvastatin. Xanthan gum and guar gum were integrated in the sustained-release layer. Bilayer tablets composed of sustained-release layer (10% w/w of xanthan gum and guar gum) and fast-release layer [1 : 3 (drug/cyclodextrin)] showed the desired release profile. The atorvastatin contained in the fast-release layer showed an initial fast-release of more than 60% of its drug content within 2 h, followed by sustained release of the atenolol for a period of 12 h. The pharmacokinetic study illustrated that the fast absorption and increased oral bioavailability of atorvastatin as well as therapeutic concentration of atenolol in blood were made available through adoption of formulation strategy of bilayer tablets. It can be concluded that the bilayer tablets of atorvastatin and atenolol can be successfully employed for the treatment of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia together through oral administration of single tablet.

lipitor missed dose 2017-03-15

Ezetimibe/simvastatin reduced the cholesterol content of most lipoprotein subclasses from baseline with generally similar efficacy in patients with low and high TGs. Despite the different mechanism of action of ezetimibe, the response to ezetimibe/simvastatin and atorvastatin treatment related to these lipoprotein subclasses was generally consistent with the overall effects of these therapies on the major lipid/lipoprotein classes. The clinical significance of these results awaits further study.

lipitor generic recall 2017-09-07

After four weeks of treatment, the median level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol was reduced by 42 percent among patients receiving atorvastatin, and among those receiving placebo it was reduced by 1.3 percent. During a median follow-up period of four years, 469 patients (37 percent) reached the primary end point, of whom 226 were assigned to atorvastatin and 243 to placebo (relative risk, 0.92; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.77 to 1.10; P=0.37). Atorvastatin had no significant effect on the individual components of the primary end point, except that the relative risk of fatal stroke among those receiving the drug was 2.03 (95 percent confidence interval, 1.05 to 3.93; P=0.04). Atorvastatin reduced the rate of all cardiac events combined (relative risk, 0.82; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.68 to 0.99; P=0.03, nominally significant) but not all cerebrovascular events combined (relative risk, 1.12; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.81 to 1.55; P=0.49) or total mortality (relative risk, 0.93; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.79 to 1.08; P=0.33).