What is atorlip used for?
Atorlip 10mg is used to lower high levels of cholesterol and other fats (triglycerides) in the blood and reduce risk of heart disease that can be caused by high cholesterol. Atorlip 10 lowers levels of total cholesterol as well as reducing “bad” cholesterol (ldl) that can cause arteries to become hardened and blocked, and also increases levels of “good” cholesterol (hdl) that helps unblock hardened arteries. Atorlip 10 is used, in conjunction with a low-fat diet, to treat patients at risk of coronary heart disease (chd) or patients with high cholesterol (hypercholesterolaemia), inherited or due to lifestyle (high-fat diet, obesity and lack of exercise), who have not responded to a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes alone.
How does atorlip work?
Atorlip 10mg contains atorvastatin which belongs to a group of cholesterol-lowing medications called statins. Atorvastatin reduces the production of cholesterol by the liver by inhibiting hmg-coa reductase, an important enzyme involved in cholesterol synthesis. Atorlip 10 only blocks cholesterol that is produced in the liver and has no effect on cholesterol that comes from fat in food, which is why a low-fat diet is important even when you are taking atorlip 10mg. In most cases there are no symptoms for high cholesterol, but using atorlip 10mg to lower blood cholesterol reduces your risk of heart disease.