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Revised: 10/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Atorvastatin tab. 10mg "EE"
 Active ingredient:
Atorvastatin calcium hydrate
 Dosage form:
very light pink tablet, diameter: 6.1mm, thickness: 2.8mm
 Print on wrapping:
(front)アトルバスタチン, 10, 高コレステロール血症治療薬
(back)アトルバスタチン, 10, 「EE」高コレステロール血症治療薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine prevents synthesis of cholesterol in the liver, and thus lowers the cholesterol levels in the blood.
It is usually used for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia or familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you have liver or renal disorder.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For hypercholesterolaemia: In general, for adults, take 1 tablets (10 mg of atorvastatin) at a time, once daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient's age and symptoms. For severe patients, the dosage may be increased up to a maximum dose of 2 tablets (20 mg) per day.
    For familial hypercholesteroalaemia: In general, for adults, take 1 tablets (10 mg of atorvastatin) at a time, once daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient's age and symptoms. For severe patients, the dosage may be increased up to a maximum dose of 4 tablets (40 mg) per day.
    In either case, strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • If you have miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible before bedtime. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Strictly follow the instructions on dietary/exercise therapy.
  • Intake of grapefruit juice may enhance the effect of this medicine. Refrain from taking the medicine together with grapefruit juice.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include stomach discomfort, itching, numbness of the limbs, loss of sleep, diarrhea, heartburn, constipation, headache and general malaise. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis, myopathy, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy]
  • nausea/vomiting, general malaise, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes [hepatitis fulminant, hepatitis, hepatic function disorder, jaundice]
  • sore throat/headache/dull headache, general malaise, bleeding of nose/gums, subcutaneous bleeding [agranulocytosis, pancytopenia, thrombocytopenia]
  • fever, loss of appetite, red rash [oculomucocutaneous syndrome, toxic epidermal necrosis, erythema multiforme]
  • dry mouth, excessive drinking/urination, getting tired easily [hyperglycaemia, diabetes mellitus]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of infants and children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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