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Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
The main function of this drug is to influence the production of LDL, also known as ‘bad cholesterol,’ in the liver. It is able to do this by blocking liver enzymes that stimulate the production of LDL. In addition to this, statins are also known to be able to lower blood LDL levels by increasing the production of HDL, ‘good cholesterol’. General fats in the blood known as triglycerides can also be very harmful to your health and research has proven that taking statins also has an influence on these.
This medication should only be considered after you’ve attempted to improve your lifestyle and this did not produce the desired results. In these cases, particularly if you are at risk of serious complications, your doctor may choose to prescribe a treatment such as Atorvastatin alongside the appropriate lifestyle changes.
Most patients can use Atorvastatin safely, but it may not be prescribed to you if you have liver problems, a condition affecting your kidney health, you are allergic to the active ingredient in this medication or you are breastfeeding. Other medications may influence or be influenced by the presence of Atorvastatin in the body. These medications may include some types of antibiotics, medicines that influence your immune system or other treatments to moderate blood lipid levels.
It is usually taken once a day, ideally in the evening as this is when cholesterol synthesis is at its most active. The dosage can vary from 10mg, 20mg, and 40mg to 80mg. Which one you'll be prescribed will largely depend on what you require to monitor your blood lipid levels effectively, but you'll more than likely be started on the lowest dose, which may be increased if required within four weeks of commencing treatment.
It is strongly advised that you avoid taking Atorvastatin with large quantities of alcohol or grapefruit.
Side effects aren't a common occurrence, but they are a possibility, just like with any prescription medication. Luckily the most common side effects associated with this medication aren't likely to be serious. Mild symptoms include nausea, nasal congestion, headaches or dizziness.
More serious side effects such as allergic reactions, skin peeling, muscle pain or blistering can affect about one in every 10,000 patients. In these cases it's important to seek immediate medical help.
121doc is a safe and convenient way to get your high cholesterol treatment online. Simply choose the treatment you are currently using on our site and complete one of our confidential consultation forms as part of the ordering process. Once you've completed your consultation and order, our doctor will review it. If your order is approved, your medication will be shipped via next day delivery.
121doc has a variety of different medications to treat high cholesterol. Be sure to compare the medications to make sure you have the correct medication for your symptoms.
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Select a condition here or use the top menu. For every condition, we provide you with information as well as the treatments we currently offer. If you don’t know which is best for you, just click the 'Advise-me' button.
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Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.
The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.
All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.
If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.
As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.
If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.
Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).
Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.
All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.
We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.
With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).
All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.
With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.
The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.
There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.
You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.
There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!