Torvastat is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) atorvastatin. On this page you will find out more about Torvastat, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: atorvastatin
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Torvastat 40 mg film-coated tablet, 30
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
An adjunct to diet for the treatment of patients with hypercholesterolaemia. . Prior to initiating therapy with atorvastatin, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g. poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, and alcoholism) should be identified and treated. . Atorvastatin is indicated in hypertensive patients with multiple risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) which may include diabetes, history of stroke or other cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease or existing asymptomatic CHD to reduce the risk of non-fatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal stroke. These effects do not replace the need to independently control known causes of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||white oval biconvex tablet with "40" on one side and "A" on reverse.|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, film coated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Store at room temperature|
|Life time||24 Months|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 January 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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