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Atchol 40mg Tablet

Atchol 40mg Tablet

By ARISTO PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
81.79*
MRP 96.22
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Atchol 40 MG Description

Atchol 40 tablet is used to lower lipids like blood cholesterol and triglycerides when a low-fat diet and lifestyle modifications alone are not effective. It is also used to reduce the risk of heart

disease. Atchol 40 tablet contains atorvastatin as the active ingredient. atorvastatin is a member of the statin class of medicines, which are used to control lipid (fat) levels in the body. This medicine works by preventing the action of a chemical necessary for cholesterol formation. Atchol 40 tablet is used as an adjuvant to diet in patients with high or abnormal levels of cholesterol. It is recommended to maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment. Take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as recommended by your doctor. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Before starting Atchol 40 tablet, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding and about your complete medical history. Also, inform about all the medicines and supplements that you take. Along with taking this medicine, you should avoid consuming a high fat, fried or junk meals and also maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to gain optimum benefit.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹81.79
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ContainsAtorvastatin(40.0 Mg)
UsesHigh/abnormal cholesterol levels
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion
TherapyHYPOLIPIDEMIC DRUGS
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uses

Uses of Atchol 40 MG

  • Atchol 40 tablet is used to lower lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  • It is also used to reduce the risk of heart disease.
contraindications

Contraindications of Atchol 40 MG

  • If you are allergic to atorvastatin or any other ingredient of Atchol 40 tablet.
  • If you are being treated with medicines for hepatitis C like the combination of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir. If you are not sure what these medicines are, please confirm with your doctor.
  • If you have liver disorders or your liver tests are abnormal.
  • If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are a woman capable of having children and not using effective contraceptive measures.
sideEffects

Side effects of Atchol 40 MG

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Back pain
  • Indigestion
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Atchol 40 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Atchol 40 tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Atchol 40 tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Women of childbearing age should use proper contraceptive measures while taking this medicine. If you think you are pregnant or pregnancy is detected while taking this medicine inform your doctor immediately.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Atchol 40 tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No information is available if Atchol 40 tablet passes into human breast milk. Thus, this medicine should not be taken during breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother before starting this medicine.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Atchol 40 tablet?
A:
Atchol 40 tablet has negligible influence on the ability to drive. However, if you experience any effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is recommended to avoid driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Atchol 40 tablet?
A:
There is limited information on the interaction of alcohol with Atchol 40 tablet. Ask your doctor for advice on the use of alcohol with this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any underlying medical condition like diabetes, liver or kidney disease, thyroid problems, respiratory problems, or muscle-related problems.
  • You have a history of stroke with bleeding inside the brain.
  • You have repeated muscle pains or a history of muscle-related problems.
  • You have recently or in the last 7 days, taken medicine for bacterial infection like fusidic acid, as this may cause serious muscle injury.
  • You are an alcoholic.
  • You are elderly, above 70 years of age.
  • You are already taking any other medicines for health conditions.
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Mode of Action of Atchol 40 MG

How Does It Work?

Atchol 40 tablet works by preventing the action of an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which is essential for cholesterol formation. Thus this medicine helps to lower blood cholesterol levels. It also ...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Atchol 40 MG

  • Take Atchol 40 tablet exactly as recommended by your doctor.
  • Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you take it at the same time every day for optimal results.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Avoid consuming more than the dose prescribed by the doctor.
interactions

Interactions of Atchol 40 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Atchol 40 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines if taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Particular care should be taken if you are taking other cholesterol-lowering medicines, anticoagulants like warfarin, blood pressure-lowering medicines, painkillers like phenazone, anti-infectives, an...
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Interactions with food items

You should avoid consuming grapefruit juice during the treatment with Atchol 40 tablet as it can alter the effect of this medicine.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Atchol 40 MG

  • Store Atchol 40 tablet below 25°C in a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Atchol 40 MG

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much of Atchol 40 tablet, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

It would be best if you took the doses at the appropriate time for the desired effect. However, if you missed any dose of Atchol 40 tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next ...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does Atchol 40 cause acidity?

A: Sometimes Atchol 40 tablet may cause acidity or heartburn as a side effect. However, not everyone experiences the side effect. Talk to your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or worsen.

Q: What dietary restrictions should I follow while taking Atchol 40?

  • Avoid fried and junk food.
  • Avoid carbonated drinks.
  • Avoid having grapefruit juice with this medicine.
  • Have the last meal of the day at least 3-4 hours before bedtime.

Q: Can I stop taking Atchol 40 on my own?

A: No, you should not suddenly stop taking Atchol 40 tablet on your own without consulting your doctor.

Q: What is the best time to take Atchol 40?

A: Atchol 40 tablets should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. However, it can be taken at any time of day, with or without food.

Q: What is Atchol 40 used for?

  • Atchol 40 tablet is used to lower lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  • It is also used to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Q: Is Atchol 40 and atorvastatin the same?

A: Yes, Atchol 40 tablet contains atorvastatin as the active ingredient.

Q: Is Atchol 40 a blood thinner?

A: No, Atchol 40 tablet is not a blood thinner medicine. It is a lipid-lowering medicine that helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It also increases the good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein/HDL) levels in the body.

Q: Can I take Atchol 40 if I am taking other medicines?

A: You can take Atchol 40 tablet with other medicines if your doctor recommends it. Some medicines can affect the way Atchol 40 tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines if taken at the same time. Always tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.

Q: What are the side effects of Atchol 40?

A: Some individuals may experience headache, nausea, diarrhoea, back pain and indigestion with the use of Atchol 40 tablet. These side effects are generally mild and go away with time. However, in case these effects persist, talk to your doctor.

Q: What if I forget to take a dose of Atchol 40?

  • It would be best if you take the doses at the appropriate time for the desired effect.
  • However, if you forget to take any dose of Atchol 40 tablet, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Q: What is LDL and HDL?

A: Low-density lipoprotein/LDL is also known as bad cholesterol. It contributes to the development of fatty material in the arteries and may increase the possibility of heart attack and stroke. High-density lipoprotein/HDL is also known as good cholesterol. It absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver which then flushes it out of the body.

Q: Who should not take Atchol 40?

  • You should not take Atchol 40 tablet if:
  • • If you are allergic to atorvastatin or any other ingredient of this medicine.
  • • If you are being treated with medicines for hepatitis C.
  • • If you have liver disorders or your liver tests are abnormal.
  • • If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • • If you are a woman capable of having children and not using effective contraceptive measures.

Q: What should I avoid while taking Atchol 40?

  • Talk to your doctor before you start any new medicines, herbals or supplements if you are taking Atchol 40 tablet.
  • Do not get pregnant during treatment with this medicine. Women of childbearing age should use proper birth control measures while taking this medicine. If you think you are pregnant or pregnancy is de...
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Q: Can Atchol 40 be used in children?

A: Atchol 40 tablet can be used in adolescents and children aged 10 years or older only if recommended by the doctor. Do not give this medicine to your child on your own.
Product Details
Brand
ATCHOL
Expires on or After
30/05/2024
Last Updated on: 14 Sep 2022 | 05:53 PM (IST)
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