Atorvastatin is a prescription medicine used
to treat high cholesterol levels and to prevent heart disease. Atorvastatin is in a class
of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol
in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries
and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. This medication
comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day, with or without food.
Common side effects of atorvastatin include diarrhea, upset stomach, and muscle and joint
pain. Always take this medication only as prescribed. Keep up to date with medication
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