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Teaching Resource Project- Faith Estes

Published on 15 April 2021

Pharmacology Project "Statins" NURS 240

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Transcript
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“Statins”
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BY: Faith Estes
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Generic Name: atorvastatin calcium Trade Name: Lipitor
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Helps to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol
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Pharmacokinetics: How the drug moves within the body
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Metabolized in the liver and the gut by oxidationAbsorbed after taken orallyPeak concentration in the body after 1-2 hours
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Pharmacodynamics: How does it work?
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Action:It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body.
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Recommended Dosage:
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When first starting Lipitor:10mg/dayUsual dose for Lipitor:10-20mg/day
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Uses:
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Lipitor is used to help decrease the LDL (bad cholesterol) in the blood and to raise the HDL in the blood (good cholesterol)
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Therapeutic Effects:
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The patient’s LDL cholesterol levels would be lowered, and their HDL cholesterol levels would be increased
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Special Considerations:
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Possible Drug Interactions:DaptomycinGemfibrozilCyclosporineTelaprevirTelithromycinRitonavir
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Monitor Liver function, and evaluate the serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels
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ConstipationDiarrheaNauseaFatigueGasHeartburnHeadacheMuscle Pain
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Adverse Effects:
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Questions:
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Where is Lipitor metabolized?
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What type of cholesterol does Lipitor help to reduce?
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