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Lipitor 40mg Tablets 30

IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED

Drug Name: atorvastatin
Our Price $8.99
PBS $15.26
Concession $5.20
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.

GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY SCRIPT

This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item

WARNING - MULTIPLE PACK PRESCRIPTION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Lipitor 40mg Tablets 30

Lipitor 40mg Tablets 30

Product ID: 5992
$8.99

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.

 

General Information

LIPITOR - CMI

(Parke Davis)
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

What is in this leaflet?
The name of your medicine is Lipitor. It contains the active ingredient called atorvastatin.

This leaflet answers some of the more common questions about Lipitor. It does not contain all of the available information. It does
not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have benefits or risks. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Lipitor against the benefits he/she expect it
will have for you.

If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep this information with your medicine.

You may want to read it again later.
What Lipitor is used for
Lipitor belongs to a group of medicines called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and is used to lower high cholesterol.

Everyone has cholesterol in their blood. It is a type of blood fat needed by the body for things such as building cell walls, making
bile acids (which help to digest food) and some hormones. However, too much cholesterol can be a problem.

Cholesterol is present in many foods and is also made in your body by the liver. If your body makes too much cholesterol or you
take too much cholesterol in your diet, then your level becomes too high.

A problem is more likely to occur with certain diseases or if you have a family history of high cholesterol.

There are different types of cholesterol. LDL is the 'bad' cholesterol that can block your blood vessels. HDL cholesterol is the 'good'
cholesterol that is thought to remove the bad cholesterol from the blood vessels.

When you have high levels of 'bad' cholesterol in your blood, it may begin to 'stick' to the inside of your blood vessels instead of
being carried to the parts of the body where it is needed. Over time, this can form hard areas, also called plaque, on the walls of
your blood vessels, making it more difficult for the blood to flow. This blocking of your blood vessels can lead to several types of
blood vessel disease, heart attack, angina and stroke.

There is another type of blood fat called triglyceride which is a source of energy. However, high levels of triglyceride can be
associated with a low level of 'good' cholesterol and may increase your risk of heart disease.

In some patients, Lipitor is used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides together.

Lipitor does not reduce the cholesterol that comes from fat in food.

Therefore, when you are taking Lipitor, you also need to follow a low fat diet and other measures, such as exercise and weight
control.

In most people, there are no symptoms of abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. Your doctor can measure your levels with a
simple blood test.

Your doctor may have prescribed Lipitor for another reason.

Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Lipitor has been prescribed for you.

Lipitor is not addictive.
Before you take Lipitor
When you must not take it

Do not take Lipitor if:

you have an allergy to Lipitor or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.

Some of the symptoms of allergy may include skin rash, itching, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face

you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Your baby may absorb this medicine in the womb or from breast milk and therefore there is a possibility of harm to the baby.

you have active liver disease

you have had muscle pain, tenderness or weakness from other medicines used to treat high cholesterol or triglycerides

the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering

the expiry date on the pack has passed.

If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work or it may make you unwell.

If you are not sure whether to start taking Lipitor, talk to your doctor.

Before you start to take it

You must tell your doctor:

If you intend to become pregnant or plan
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