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Lipitor Dosage

Generic name: ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM TRIHYDRATE 10mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Drug class: Statins

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 1, 2022.

Important Dosage Information

Take Lipitor orally once daily at any time of the day, with or without food.
Assess LDL-C when clinically appropriate, as early as 4 weeks after initiating LIPITOR, and adjust the dosage if necessary.

Recommended Dosage in Adult Patients

The recommended starting dosage of LIPITOR is 10 mg to 20 mg once daily. The dosage range is 10 mg to 80 mg once daily. Patients who require reduction in LDL-C greater than 45% may be started at 40 mg once daily.

Recommended Dosage in Pediatric Patients 10 Years of Age and Older with HeFH

The recommended starting dosage of LIPITOR is 10 mg once daily. The dosage range is 10 mg to 20 mg once daily.

Recommended Dosage in Pediatric Patients 10 Years of Age and Older with HoFH

The recommended starting dosage of LIPITOR is 10 mg to 20 mg once daily. The dosage range is 10 mg to 80 mg once daily.

Dosage Modifications Due to Drug Interactions

Concomitant use of LIPITOR with the following drugs requires dosage modification of LIPITOR [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Drug Interactions (7.1)].

Anti-Viral Medications

In patients taking saquinavir plus ritonavir, darunavir plus ritonavir, fosamprenavir, fosamprenavir plus ritonavir, elbasvir plus grazoprevir or letermovir, do not exceed LIPITOR 20 mg once daily.
In patients taking nelfinavir, do not exceed LIPITOR 40 mg once daily.

Select Azole Antifungals or Macrolide Antibiotics

In patients taking clarithromycin or itraconazole, do not exceed LIPITOR 20 mg once daily.

For additional recommendations regarding concomitant use of LIPITOR with other anti-viral medications, azole antifungals or macrolide antibiotics, see Drug Interactions (7.1).

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Further information

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