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Atorva 10mg Strip Of 10 Tablets

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By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
49.03*
MRP 57.68
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Atorvastatin(10.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.

Uses of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

  • Cholesterolemia and pre-existing heart disease
  • Reduction of the risk of a heart attack or a stroke

Contraindications of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

  • Allergy to atorvastatin
  • Hepatitis, jaundice, and abnormal liver function tests
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Fusidic acid
  • Muscle problems
  • Renal diseases
  • Medicines which treat hepatitis like glecaprevir or pibrentasvir

Side effects of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscular pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Sore throat
  • Constipation and diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S during pregnancy?
A:
The medicine should be avoided during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, inform your physician before taking more of the medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S while breastfeeding?
A:
Do not consume the medicine if you are breastfeeding. The safety of the medicine during breastfeeding has not been confirmed.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S?
A:
The medicine does not have any effect on one's ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S?
A:
Drinking a large amount of alcohol should be avoided while on this medicine as there are chances of liver damage.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
The combination of fusidic acid and Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S may cause serious muscle problems. Hence, you need to inform your physician if you are on treatment with fusidic acid.

Mode of Action of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

How Does It Work?

The main composition of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S is the ingredient atorvastatin. It inhibits the enzyme which is responsible for the formation of cholesterol, hence lowering the bad cholesterol in the blood while also increasing good cholesterol.
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Directions for Use of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

The dosage of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S should be as prescribed by your physician. It can be taken with water with or without food.

Interactions of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

Interactions with other medicines

Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S has shown interactions with medicines that are used in the treatment of HIV such as atazanavir, lopinavir, indinavir, darunavir, ritonavir, and the combination of tipranavir and ritonavir; medicines used to treat hepatitis C such as boceprevir, telaprevir, and the combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir; fusidic acid which, in combination with the medicine, can result in serious muscle issues; antibiotics and antifungal medicines such as telithromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, erythromycin, itraconazole, voriconazole, etc.; other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as gemfibrozil; warfarin; and oral contraceptives. Inform your doctor of any medication you might be on before you begin taking the medicine.
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Interactions with food items

Restrict your consumption of grapefruit juice.

Other general Interactions

If you have pre-existing muscle issues, or liver or renal disease, then you need to inform your doctor before starting treatment that includes the medicine.

Storage and disposal of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

The medicine should be kept at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S

Overdose

Call your physician immediately if you take more of the medicine than is prescribed.

Missed a Dose

If any dose is missed, take it immediately when you remember. If it is time for your next dose, simply skip the dose and follow the regular dosage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is this medicine generally prescribed for?

A: The medicine is used to treat elevated lipids, and to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in known diabetics and heart patients.

Q: How should I take the medicine?

A: The medicine should be taken as prescribed by your physician. Do not lower the dose or take an extra dose of Atorva 10mg Tab 10'S, as it may have serious side effects. The tablet should be taken along with water, with or without food.

Q: What precautions should I take while on the medicine?

A: This medicine is meant to reduce cholesterol levels. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by avoiding food with high-fat content and exercising regularly. This will help improve your condition.

Q: What should I discuss with my doctor before starting this medicine?

A: Tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. Inform them of any medication you are taking and inform them of your medical history, especially if you have any renal or hepatic disease.

Q: How does this medicine act?

A: The medicine inhibits the enzyme which is responsible for the production of cholesterol. Hence, it lowers the levels of bad cholesterol and increases the levels of good cholesterol in the blood.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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