Pocketpills

Login

Drug image

GD Atorvastatin

(atorvastatin)

Atorvastatin belongs to the group of medications known as HMG CoA reductase inhibitors ("statins") or lipid metabolism regulators.  It is used to treat people who have High Cholesterol levels, including those people who have certain inherited cholesterol disorders.

Available form

Dosage

Tablet

10MG, 20MG, 40MG, 80MG

Reveal more informationFull drug details
What is Pocketpills image

What is Pocketpills?

As Canada's leading online pharmacy, we make sure you always have your meds on time. Use our app and website to fill prescriptions, order refills, and consult with our pharmacists. Take control of your health from home or on the go!

  • Easy refills, renewals, and reminders
  • Quick answers to your questions
  • Free delivery with SMS updates
Join us

We'd love to tell you more

Health Canada regulations require us to

By proceeding you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

GD Atorvastatin information

How to Take
Dosage
Side Effects
Available Form
Contraindications
Precautions
Warnings

Atorvastatin belongs to the group of medications known as HMG CoA reductase inhibitors ("statins") or lipid metabolism regulators. It is used to treat people who have High Cholesterol levels, including those people who have certain inherited cholesterol disorders. When you use Gd Atorvastatin, you also need to make lifestyle changes, including switching to a diet low in fat and cholesterol, quitting smoking, and increasing the amount of exercise you do.

Atorvastatin works by blocking an enzyme that is used to make cholesterol in the liver. When that enzyme is blocked, less cholesterol is produced and the amount of cholesterol in the blood decreases. Atorvastatin lowers the level of total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol), and raises high density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good" cholesterol) levels. Reduction of cholesterol levels in the blood has been shown to reduce the risks associated with heart disease, such as Heart Attack.

Atorvastatin is used to reduce the risk of heart attack in people experiencing symptoms associated with heart disease.

Atorvastatin is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack in people with high blood pressure who have at least 3 additional risk factors for heart disease but are not experiencing symptoms associated with heart disease. The risk factors of heart disease for these individuals include:

  • being male
  • being 55 years old or older
  • enlarged heart ventricles
  • family history of heart disease
  • smoking
  • specific abnormalities on an ECG
  • the total cholesterol to HDL-cholesterol ratio that is greater than or equal to 6
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • specific types of protein in the urine

Atorvastatin is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack and Stroke in people with high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes who have other risk factors for heart disease but are not experiencing symptoms associated with heart disease. The risk factors of heart disease for these individuals include:

  • a specific type of protein in the urine
  • being 55 years old or older
  • disease of the Retin A
  • smoking

Atorvastatin may be used in addition to diet to reduce cholesterol for adolescents between 10 and 17 years of age with increased cholesterol levels and family history of early heart disease or 2 or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

The medication usually takes about 2 to 4 weeks to have a significant effect on the cholesterol level in your blood. After this time, your doctor will likely send you for a blood test to check for changes in your cholesterol levels.

Gd Atorvastatin may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Gd Atorvastatin may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Gd Atorvastatin may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Gd Atorvastatin for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Gd Atorvastatin, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Gd Atorvastatin without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Gd Atorvastatin to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Gd Atorvastatin if their doctor has not prescribed it.

All material © 1996-2021 MediResource Inc. Terms and conditions of use. The contents herein are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Helpful links

See these other medications
that relate to GD Atorvastatin

Related drugs image

FAQs

Can I Get Same-Day Delivery?

Yes! We do provide same-day delivery in select areas. We do next business day delivery and can also ship overnight as well.

How Much is Shipping Cost for GD Atorvastatin in Canada?

Shipping cost for GD Atorvastatin to you in Canada is zero. Pocketpills offers FREE shipping anywhere in Canada to help you get access to treatment.

How to get GD Atorvastatin delivered to my home?

You could get GD Atorvastatin delivered at your doorstep from us in Canada if you ordered prescription medications with a valid prescription. If you are not sure if we deliver to your area, contact us.

How to get GD Atorvastatin in Canada for free?

You can get GD Atorvastatin for free in Canada if your health insurance provider covers it fully. Contact your provider or us to help you find out if you qualify to get GD Atorvastatin for free.

Pocketpills logo

Pocketpills Care Team

1-855-950-7225

Mon-Sat : 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM, EST

care@pocketpills.comFax: 1-855-950-7226

Pocketpills is helping Canadians stay healthy by making medication easier to access and manage.

Pocketpills - Canada Pharmacy (West)

Online Pharmacy Delivering to:

Yukon (YT) | Northwest Territories (NT) | Alberta (AB) | British Columbia (BC)

108 - 5433 152 St

Surrey BC, V3S 5A5

Pocketpills is licensed by College of Pharmacists of British Columbia

Accredition #: 10333

Pharmacy Manager: Min Woo Kim

Pocketpills - Canada Pharmacy (Atlantic)

Online Pharmacy Delivering to:

Prince Edward Island (PEI) | Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) | New Brunswick (NB) | Nova Scotia (NS)

Unit 2 - 170 Joseph Zatzman Drive

Dartmouth NS, B3B 1L9

Pocketpills is licensed by Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists

Accredition #: 1127

Pharmacy Manager: Matt Parker

Pocketpills - Canada Pharmacy (East)

Online Pharmacy Delivering to:

Ontario (ON)

Unit 6 - 6375 Dixie Rd, Mississauga

ON, L5T 2E7

Pocketpills is licensed by Ontario College of Pharmacists

Accredition #: 307234

Pharmacy Manager: Jasneet Dulai

Member of

Pocketpills is a member of safe pharmacyBritish Columbia Pharmacy associationOntario Pharmacy association

Licensed by

Pocketpills is licensed by College of Pharmacists of British ColumbiaPocketpills is licensed by Ontario college of PharmacistsPocketpills is licensed by Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists