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Atorica 80 MG Tablet 10

Atorica 80 MG Tablet 10

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    • Rs. 181.00

    Uses :

    Atorvastatin is used to reduce high cholesterol levels in the body and to lower stroke and heart attacks. It is also used to treat heart complications in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Additionally, atorvastatin is used to lower bad cholesterol in the body.

    Mode of drug action


    Atorvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase which is responsible for converting this enzyme into mevalonate in the cholesterol biosynthesis pathway. This results in the subsequent decrease of hepatic cholesterol levels and increases hepatic uptake of LDL-C concentrations.

    What are the common side effects?

    The most common side effects of atorvastatin are heartburn, joint pain, confusion, diarrhea, indigestion, confusion, joint pain, fatigue, and weakness.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Be cautious about the Atorica side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, headache, and constipation.

    • Consult the doctor immediately, if any allergic reactions are experienced after using Atorica drug.

    • Avoid grapefruit or juice after taking Atorica drug.

    • Avoid any herbal products or supplements with Atorica drug.

    • Do not adjust the dose without consulting the doctor.

    • Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before taking the Atorica drug

    What else should I know?

    1. Is breast enlargement in men a side effect of atorvastatin? Breast enlargement in men also called, gynecomastia is a very rare side effect of atorvastatin.

    2. Can I use atorvastatin for coronary heart disease prevention? Atorvastatin is a treatment to lower bad cholesterol. Therefore, you can use this medicine for heart disease prevention only with a doctor’s advice.

    3. Can atorvastatin reduce my risk of heart attack? Yes. Atorvastatin is routinely prescribed as a part of treatment to reduce heart attack risk.

    4. What is the initial atorvastatin dose for children aged above 10 years? The starting dose of atorvastatin for children above 10 years is usually 10 mg, once daily. However, the dosage of the drug depends on the severity of the condition which is decided by the physician.

    5. What is the maximum dose for the safe use of atorvastatin in children? The maximum safe dose of atorvastatin used for children is usually 20 mg per day.

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