Atorlip 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S is a hypolipidemic medicine which belongs to the classification of medicine known as statins that is responsible for the regulation of lipids (cholesterol/fat). The generic name of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S is atorvastatin.
Uses of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
- Treatment of high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels in the body
- Treatment of heart-related diseases
Contraindications of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
- Individuals with allergic to it or its constituents
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women or women who are planning to start a family
- Individuals with liver disorders such as hepatitis, jaundice indicated by abnormal liver tests
- Individuals on the prescription of glecaprevir or pibrentasvir
Side effects of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
- The common side effects of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S are headache, pain in throat, joints, muscles and back, bleeding from nose, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, abnormal liver functions or abnormal values of creatine kinase observed in tests along with fatigue and dizzinessread less
- The rare side effects of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S include loss of appetite, nightmares, trouble in sleeping, numbness or tingling sensation in the fingers, rashes and itching, rhabdomyolysis (emergency medical care is recommended), severe illness with peeling and swelling of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals along with blisters on palms of hands or soles of feetread less
Precautions and Warnings of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
Can I take Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S during pregnancy?
It is unsafe to use this medicine during or if you are planning pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details about the same.
Can I take Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S while breastfeeding?
Do not use this medicine during breastfeeding as it is known to pass into the breastmilk.
Can I drive if I have consumed Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S?
You can drive while using this medicine as it is not known to inhibit your ability to drive. However, at the event of any of the side effects, kindly do not drive or operate tools and machinery.
Can I consume alcohol with Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S?
It is advisable to not consume alcohol in large quantities while taking this medicine as it may increase the chances of liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Do not start, alter or stop this medicine on your own. Take precaution in the administration of this medicine to paediatric patients. Consult your doctor on the completion of the treatment. Do not suggest this medicine to anyone with similar symptoms. The use of this medicine is restricted to prescriptional use only.
Mode of Action of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
The composition of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL levels) by inhibiting the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme, thereby reducing the levels of LDL (elevated cholesterol levels) in the body.
Directions for Use of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
This medicine is for oral consumption only. Administer this medication as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow (not chew, crush or break) this medicine whole with water. Follow up with your doctor on the completion of the course of this medicine.
Interactions of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Fusidic acid
Interactions with food items
Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S for high blood cholesterol interacts with grapefruit, its juices and extracts; hence, the intake of such food products should be avoided while using this medicine.
Other general Interactions
Patients with liver or kidneys' disorders along with muscle pain or any previous history of muscle pain in the family should avoid its medication. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are also advised not to take this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
Store this medication in a closed container (preferably a cool and dry place) away from the reach of children. The use of this medicine should be avoided beyond the date of expiry. Kindly follow medical waste management instructions suggested by your pharmacist when disposing this medicine.
Dosage of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S
Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S dosage should be used responsibly, do not overdose this medication as it may lead to the same side effects. If in case of overdose, seek immediate medical help.
Missed a Dose
The usage of this medicine is continuous and at regular intervals; hence, do not miss a dose. If in case of a missed dose, then it is advisable to administer this medicine at the earliest. If it is time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose should be skipped and the regular dosage schedule should be continued.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?
A: It is advisable to inform your doctor about your complete medical/surgical history along with any history of liver- and kidneys-related diseases and in case of pregnancy or plans to start a family.
Q: Is this medicine legally available in India?
A: Yes, you can buy this medicine legally in India with a doctor's prescription.
Q: Is this dosage standard across patients?
A: The dosage of Atorlip 20mg Tab 15'S has been specifically prescribed for your condition and is not standard across all the patients. It is administered as per the respective conditions of the patients.
Q: When should I stop taking this medicine?
A: Do not stop or alter the course of this medicine on your own. After finishing the course of this medicine, follow up with your doctor for further instructions.
Q: Can I continue to take this medicine if I don't feel better even after the completion of the course?
A: It is not advisable to continue this medicine beyond the prescribed course. Kindly consult your doctor if you do not feel better after completing the course of this medicine.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC). Package leaflet: information for the user. Atorvastatin 10 mg film-coated tablets. Atorvastatin 20 mg film-coated tablets. Atorvastatin 40 mg film-coated tablets. Atorvastatin 80 mg film-coated tablets.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database. LactMed. Atorvastatin.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:22 PM (IST)
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