Torvakard: instructions for use, price, reviews, analogues

 

Composition and release form

Torvakard is presented on the pharmaceutical market by a European manufacturer in tablet form with different dosages of atorvastatin calcium. The active ingredient is able to reduce the amount of cholesterol and lipoproteins in the blood, causing a persistent increase in the activity of LDL receptors.

Pharmacokinetics

Atorvastatin tablets are taken orally only. When released into the stomach, the active substance is released and enters the bloodstream. The maximum value in the blood plasma reaches 1-2 hours. Food can reduce absorption and bioavailability, but it does not affect the final therapeutic result. The bioavailability of the drug is low, it is associated with presystemic metabolism in the digestive tract. Atorvastatin disintegration occurs in the liver. Active metabolites are excreted through the intestine within 14 hours.The drug is not subject to removal by hemodialysis.

Indications

“Torvakard” is prescribed for high levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, apoliprotein B in the blood. Recommend the drug to patients with hypercholesterolemia and mixed hyperlipidemia. In combination with diet therapy, atorvastatin is prescribed for dysbetalipoproteinemia.

As part of a combination therapy, a drug can be prescribed for diseases of the heart apparatus in order to minimize the risk of death, angina pectoris, stroke, and myocardial infarction. It helps with high pressure.

Contraindications

Can not be assigned to the drug "Torvakard" those patients who are allergic to any component of the composition. It also eliminates the use of the drug in active diseases of the blood-forming organ, as well as in the presence of galactose intolerance, lactase deficiency. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under the age of 18 should abandon atorvastatin. Do not prescribe the drug to women of childbearing age who do not use contraceptives.

Mode of application

Drug therapy is prescribed in conjunction with a cholesterol-lowering diet.The drug should be drunk once a day at any time of the day. At the very beginning of treatment, patients are recommended to take 10 mg of atorvastatin per day. Over time, the dose may be increased to a maximum of 80 mg. During therapy, the patient must donate blood every 3 weeks to determine lipid levels.

Side effects

With an improperly chosen regimen, the drug “Torvacard” is capable of disrupting the work of vital organs. Most often, patients experience nasopharyngitis, allergic reactions, hyperglycemia, headache, nosebleeds, pain in the throat, abnormal stools, abdominal distension, nausea, belching, pancreatitis, muscle pain, weakness in the limbs, muscle spasms, joint swelling, pain in back.

Much less often, hypoglycemia, weight gain, sleep disturbance, dizziness, memory loss, hypesthesia, blurred vision, tinnitus, hepatitis, neck pain, body itching, urticaria, hair loss, asthenia, edema, chest pain, fever.

Extremely rarely there is hearing loss, liver failure, cholestasis, angioedema, erythema, peripheral neuropathy, myopathy, tendinopathy, anaphylaxis, thrombocytopenia.

If you have any side effects, stop taking it and contact your cardiologist.

Price and analogues

The cost of "Torvakard" depends on the number of tablets in the package and dosage, for example, 30 tablets of 10 mg will cost 250 rubles, and 90 tablets with atorvastatin 40 mg will be released for 1,750 rubles.

On the shelves you can see identical drugs, including cheap ones, but no less effective, for example, Atorvastatin, Liprimar, Atoris, Tulip, Novostat, Torvator, Aterokard, Zokor "," Kolestipol "," Livostor "," Torvazin ". All listed statins should be taken only on the recommendation of the attending physician.



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