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Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

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By DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD
30 Tablet(s) in Bottle
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Therapeutic classification:

Hypolipidemic Drugs
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Medical Description

The medicine contains atorvastatin, which belongs to the statin family of medicines. Atocor Activ 10mg Tab is used for decreasing bad cholesterol levels (low-density lipoprotein) levels and increasing good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) levels.
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Uses of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

  • Treatment of high cholesterol and triglycerides levels and any heart diseases affected by them

Contraindications of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

  • Liver diseases such as hepatitis or jaundice
  • Abnormal liver test
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Allergy to atorvastatin
  • Medication for hepatitis such as glecaprevir or pibrentsavir

Side effects of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain and back pain
  • Abnormal blood reports of liver function and creatine kinase
  • Throat pain
  • Nose bleed
  • Lack of appetite
  • Allergic reactions
  • Nightmares and inability to sleep
  • Dizziness, numbness, or tingling in the fingers
  • Rash and itching
  • Feeling tired or unwell
  • Rhabdomyolysis which is muscle breakdown characterized by severe muscle pain, soreness, and fever (serious, seek immediate medical attention)
  • Peeling and swelling blisters on skin, mouth, eyes, and genitals (serious, seek immediate medical attention)

Precautions and Warnings of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Atocor Activ 10mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
This medicine must not be taken during pregnancy or if you are planning a pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Atocor Activ 10mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
No, this medicine should not be taken while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Atocor Activ 10mg Tab?
A:
Yes, you can drive if you have taken the tablet since it does not affect your driving ability.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Atocor Activ 10mg Tab?
A:
Alcohol consumption while following a prescription of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab causes liver damage; thus, alcohol must be avoided.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Do not take this medicine along with or up until seven days after you have taken fusidic acid
  • This medicine must also be avoided if you have kidney problems, a family history of muscle problems, or if you are alcoholic

Mode of Action of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab includes atorvastatin, which inhibits the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. This enzyme is responsible for making cholesterol in the body. Thus, bad cholesterol levels are lowered. The medicine is also known to increase high-density cholesterol level, which is the good cholesterol produced by the body.
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Directions for Use of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

Atocor Activ 10mg Tab tablets are to be swallowed whole, as per your doctor's prescription.

Interactions of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

Atocor Activ 10mg Tab interacts with many medicines resulting in different outcomes. The medicine interacts with other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as gemfibrozil, colestipol or ezetimibe and further increase the risk of muscle breakdown. Interaction with fusidic acid leads to severe muscle breakdown, as seen in the case of rhabdomyolysis. Some medicines such as itraconazole, voriconazole, clarithromycin, ciclosporin, ketoconazole, erythromycin, telithromycin, ritonavir, lopinavir, atazanavir, indinavir, darunavir, and tipranavir increase the concentration of atorvastatin in blood, thus resulting in serious side effects. Glecaprevir and pibrentsavir negatively interact with atorvastatin and combination with Atocor Activ 10mg Tab must be avoided.
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Interactions with food items

This medicine interacts with grapefruit juice. One's intake of grapefruit juice must be limited while on a treatment that includes the tablet.

Other general Interactions

Enough data is unavailable. Consult your doctor for further details.

Storage and disposal of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

Atocor Activ 10mg Tab must be stored at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.

Dosage of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab

Overdose

Follow the dosage of Atocor Activ 10mg Tab that has been prescribed by your doctor. If an overdose occurs, inform your doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take an extra dose to compensate for the missed one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What lifestyle changes must be made while taking Atocor Activ 10mg Tab?

A: Avoid high-fat food and exercise daily for the best outcome of the treatment.

Q: What must be discussed with a doctor before beginning treatment with Atocor Activ 10mg Tab?

A: Discuss with your doctor (if applicable) about pregnancy and breastfeeding or any kidney or liver disease, and inform them about all the prescription and non-prescription medicine you are using.

Q: What should I know regarding the storage of the tablet?

A: Store the medicine at room temperature. Store away from heat, moisture, and light
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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