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Lipitor (atorvastatin) Prescribed Online

What is Lipitor?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a type of statin and is available on prescription. Statins are used to treat patients with high cholesterol or who are at risk of cardiovascular illness, heart attack and stroke. Statins decrease the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver by blocking an enzyme that is the cause of its production.

Can I get Lipitor Online?

The Online Clinic is prepared to prescribe Lipitor if it is a continuation of an existing therapy. We do not initiate patients on this category of medication. Please click on the Free Consultation icon to begin your no obligation consultation with a doctor.

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How do statins work?

Statins lower LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) levels and increase the amount of HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) levels in the blood. HDL levels protect the arteries from narrowing and hardening, a condition known as atherosclerosis, which is caused by amounts of LDL becoming clogged in the artery, increasing the risk of developing heart disease.

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Are there any side effects?

All medications have potential side effects but most people have no side effects when taking Atorvastatin. The most common side effects include nausea, headaches, diarrhoea and myalgia.

Atorvastatin can have more serious side effects but these are extremely rare and the benefits of taking a statin far outweigh the risks of side effects associated with this type of medication.

It is advised to have a liver function test before you starting taking statins. If you have ever been told that you have a problem with your liver then this medication may not be appropriate for you.

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Statins are not appropriate for everyone so it is very important that you complete our health questionnaire accurately and truthfully. One of our doctors will make sure that Lipitor (Atorvastatin) is appropriate for you before a prescription is issued.

How do I know that is working?

We recommend that you have your cholesterol levels checked by your GP every now and again to make sure that progress is being made.

Reviewed by: Dr Joyce Braaksma (GMC no. - 4621289)
Date: 21 March 2022
Next review: 22 March 2024
All UK registered doctors can have their registration checked on The Medical Register at the GMC website.

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