Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet
Manufactured by: Zuventus Healthcare Ltd.
Composition: Atorvastatin (10mg) + Fenofibrate (160mg)
Pack size: 10 tablets per strip
Drug type: Dyslipidaemic Agents
Prescription Required: Yes
Primary Uses: High cholesterol, High triglycerides
What is Atorfen 10/160 mg Tablet?
Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet is a combination of two dyslipidaemic agents: Fenofibrate and Atorvastatin which is used to reduce the levels of high cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet is used for lowering the high cholesterol and high triglycerides level.
How Does the Drug Work?
Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet is a lipid-lowering drug. It works by inhibiting an enzyme -HMG-CoA-reductase that is required to produce cholesterol in the body. Hence decreases the level of high cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides.
Common Side Effects of Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet:
List of major side effects of Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet
- Stomach pain
- Muscle pain
- Increased liver enzymes
How to Use Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet?
Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet is taken by mouth by swallowing it completely with adequate water. Do not chew and break the medication. It should be taken with food.
Precautions to be taken:
Useful precautions to be taken while using Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet
- Do not take Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet if you are allergic to this medication.
- Pregnant and lactating women should take this medication on doctor’s advice.
- Inform to your doctor immediately if you experience headache and muscle pain persistently while taking this medication.
- Alcohol consumption is not advisable during the treatment with this medicine.
- This medication should be used with caution in patients with liver disease or persistent high serum transaminases level.
Contraindications while using Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet
- This medication is contraindicated in the patients with severe renal impairment or kidney diseases.
Possible drug interactions of Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet with other compounds
- The use of Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet is advised against in those who are concurrently using immunosuppressant medication such as cyclosporin and other lipid lowering drugs (e.g. gemfibrozil).
- Concomitant treatment with itraconazole and HIV protease inhibitors can increase the serum levels of this medication.
- Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet may cause the increase risk of myopathy or muscle disease with niacin.
Store this medication at room temperature (between 25-30°C). Protect from sunlight, moistiure and children.
In case of missed dose, skip the same and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking double dose to make up for a missed one.
Immediately contact to your doctor as emergency medical treatment is required in case of an overdose.
- How often can I take Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet?
Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet should be used at fixed dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
- Is Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet safe during pregnancy?
The pregnant women should use Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet as prescribed by the doctor.
- How does the Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet work?
Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet works by inhibiting an enzyme -HMG-CoA-reductase that is required to produce cholesterol in the body. Hence decreases the level of high cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides.
- Can I take Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet in diabetic condition?
Diabetic patients should take Atorfen 10/160 MG Tablet on doctor’s consultation. It is advisable to continuously monitor your blood glucose level during the treatment period.