Atocor 20mg Tablet
By DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD
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Atocor 20mg Tab belongs to the statin group of medicines, which are used to decrease the amount of bad cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) from the body.
Uses of Atocor 20mg Tab
- Decrease the content of low-density lipoprotein
- Treatment of high cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Prevent the occurrence of stroke in individuals with heart conditions
- Treatment of hypertriglyceridemia (excess triglycerides)
Contraindications of Atocor 20mg Tab
- Allergy to atorvastatin or any other statin medicine
- Ongoing liver disease
- Abnormal liver tests
- Pregnancy or planning a pregnancy
Side effects of Atocor 20mg Tab
- Some common side effects of Atocor 20mg Tab include headache, nausea, constipation or diarrhoea, joint pain, muscle pain, back pain and nose bleed
- Serious side effect of the medicine is abnormal muscle breakdown
- Rare side effects of the medicine are nightmares, dizziness and rashes
Precautions and Warnings of Atocor 20mg Tab
Can I take Atocor 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. Please consult a doctor.
Can I take Atocor 20mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine passes into breast milk. Thus, it must be taken only if prescribed by the doctor. Breastfeeding must only be resumed after the completion of the prescription. Wait for at least a week to get the medicine out of the system.
Can I drive if I have consumed Atocor 20mg Tab?
This medicine does not affect the ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Atocor 20mg Tab?
Consumption of alcohol is not advised as both, the medicine and alcohol can damage the liver.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Individuals suffering from any severe kidney conditions are advised to get the dosage adjusted by the physician.
Mode of Action of Atocor 20mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The main ingredient in the composition of Atocor 20mg Tab is atorvastatin, which inhibits the conversion of HMG-CoA into mevalonic acid resulting in a decrease in the levels of bad cholesterol in the human body.
Directions for Use of Atocor 20mg Tab
The medicine is to be used as directed by the doctor. The dosage and frequency of taking Atocor 20mg Tab must be followed strictly.
Interactions of Atocor 20mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Itraconazole, ketoconazole
- Fusidic acid
- HIV medication
Interactions with food items
Limiting the intake of grapefruit juice.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with a history of muscular pain or any other muscle-related complication are advised to consult a doctor before taking any medicine belonging to the statin group.
Storage and disposal of Atocor 20mg Tab
Store the medicine at room temperature and keep away from direct sunlight or moisture.
Dosage of Atocor 20mg Tab
If you suspect ovedosing of Atocor 20mg Tab, immediately seek for medical help. Symptoms of ovedose may be nosebleed, coughing up blood,loss of appetite
Missed a Dose
In case of a missed dosage, it is advised to take the medicine as soon as possible. The next scheduled dosage must be separated by at least 12 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is Atocor 20mg Tab safe for diabetics?
A: The medicine is likely to increase the blood sugar level. Thus, close monitoring is advised.
Q: What are the complications of discontinuing this medicine?
A: Discontinuation of this medicine can result in a sudden increase in the levels of cholesterol in the body, which can be lead to stroke.
Q: Are the effects of contraceptives decreased or inhibited by this medicine?
A: No, contraceptives are not affected by this medication. However, the side effects of this medicine may be increased.
Q: What lifestyle changes should I make while taking this medicine?
A: Follow a healthy diet with low or no consumption of oil and other trans-fats. It is also advised to reduce the consumption of alcohol and nicotine.
Q: How long is the prescription generally for?
A: The medicine, when taken with all the precautions, starts to show positive results within a month. The doctor may decrease the dosage, but you will have to take the medicine throughout the lifetime.
- MedlinePlus. Atorvastatin.
- DrugBank. Atorvastatin.
- Drugs.com. Atorvastatin.
- electronic Medicines Compendium. Atorvastatin 10 mg film coated tablet, Atorvastatin 20 mg film coated tablets, Atorvastatin 40 mg film coated tablets, Atorvastatin 80 mg film coated tablets.
- electronic Medicines Compendium. Atorvastatin 20 mg film coated tablets.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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