Brand name of atorvastatin (calcium)
As an adjunct to diet in hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia, and in the treatment of elevated serum triglycerides.
Dosage for adults
Start at 10 to 20 mg per day, 10 to 40 mg daily for inherited cholesterol disorders. Maximum dosage is 80 mg.
Dosage for child
Not usually recommended.
Tabs: 10mg - 90, 5000; 20mg, 40mg, and 80mg – 90
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Date of most recent Update
October 19, 2002
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