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Atorvastatin trade name

lipitor

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atorvastatin drug classification

antilipidemic, statin

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atoravastatin expected effect

inhibit HMG- CoA enzyme to reduce cholesterol synthesis. High doses lead to plaque regression

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atoravastatin why use

hypercholesterolemia
dysbetalipoproteinemia
^ triglyceride levels
- prevention CVD by reducing heart risk in those with ^ cholesterol

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atoravastatin route of admin

PO

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atoravastatin dosages

10-80mg/day

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atoravastatin adverse effects

liver dysfunction
pancreatitis
rhabdomyolysis

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atoravastatin nursing implications

hypercholesterolemia (diet, triglyceride levels)
hepatic studies
renal studies
bowel status (constipation)
rhabdomyolysis (muscle pain, CPK)
evaluate: decrease LDL, cholesteril, CAD, triglycerides, ^ HDL
teach: bloodwork, stop smoking, diet, exercise, eye exam, photosensitivity
NOT TO TAKE IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING, NO ALCOHOL

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rosuvastain trade name

crestor

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rosuvastatin drug classification

statin

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rosuvastatin expected effect

inhibit HMG- CoA reductase enzyme which reduces cholesterol synthesis

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rosuvastatin route of admin

PO

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rosuvastatin why use

- hypercholesterolemia
- CVD
- MI, stroke
- slow progression atherosclerosis
- ^ triglyceride levels

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rosuvastatin dosages

MI/ stroke: 5-20mg
atherosclerosis: 20mg/day
hypercholesterolemia (family): 20mg/day max 40
hypercholesterolemia: 5-40mg, initial dose 10mg/day

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rosuvastatin adverse effects

insomnia, confusion, liver failure, vomit, heart burn, anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, rhabmyolysis

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rosuvastatin nursing implications

rhabdomyolysis: muscle pain, tender, CPK
- do not take if pregnant/ breast feeding