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Category: Cardiovascular Drugs


-Each film coated tablet of Atorvazal40 contains: Atorvastatin 40 mg (as Atorvastatin Calcium Trihydrate).

Pharmacotherapeutic group:

Lipid modifying agents, HMG-CoA-reductase inhibitor.


Atorvazal is indicated as an adjunct to diet for:

-Primary hypercholestrolaemia.

-Heterozygous familial hypercholestrolaemia.

-Homozygous familial hypercholestrolaemia or combined mixed hyperlipidaemia in patients who have not responded adequately to diet and other appropriate measures.

-Prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes and at least one additional factor for cardiovascular disease.

Dosage and administration:

-The patient should be placed on standard cholesterol lowering diet before receiving

Atorvazal and should continue on this diet during treatment with Atorvazal.

-Dosage should be individualized according to baseline LDL-C levels, the goal of therapy, and the patient response.

-Each dose of Atorvazal is given once a day and may be given at any time of day with or without food.

-10 mg of Atorvazal once a day should be prescribed as a usual starting dose for treatment of:

-Primary hypercholestrolaemia, heterozygous familial hypercholestrolaemia, homozygous familial hypercholestrolaemia or (combined mixed) hyperlipidaemia and prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes.

-Adjustment of dose should be made at intervals of 4 weeks or more.

-The maximum dose is 80 mg once a day.

-Pediatric use should only be carried out by specialist; the recommended starting dose in this population is 10 mg of Atorvazal /day.

-The dose may be increased to 20 mg / day according to the response and tolerability.

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