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Atormac 20 MG Tablet 10

Atormac 20 MG Tablet 10


    • Rs. 130.00

    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.


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

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Avoid alcohol consumption while using the drug as it leads to the rise of triglyceride (fats) levels.

    • The patient is advised from using the drug in case of family history or suffers from hemophilia as it increases the risk of bleeding.

    • Follow a balanced diet and regular exercise for effective therapeutic effect of the drug.

    • Avoid food that cause allergy such as grapefruit and grape juices while taking atorvastatin to prevent allergic reactions.

    • Consult the doctor on the safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs while using atorvastatin drug.

    • Seek doctor’s advice while using the drug if the patient is suffering from gout, diabetes, ulcers, heartburn, nasal polyps, liver, kidney and heart disorders, etc.

    • Pregnant and lactating mothers should seek doctor’s advice before using the drug.

    • This drug is not meant for children as it can cause Reye’s syndrome.

    What else should I know?

    1. Can I use atorvastatin during pregnancy? No, it is unsafe to use atorvastatin during pregnancy. Ask your doctor for the drug appropriate for you.

    2. What are the diet instructions I should follow while taking atorvastatin? Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Take fiber rich food.

    3. Does atorvastatin cause liver damage? Yes, atorvastatin, when taken with alcohol, may damage the functioning of the liver.

    4. Can I give atorvastatin to my 10-year-old child? Atorvastatin is not recommended for the younger children. Consult the doctor before giving the medicine.

    5. I am experiencing low blood pressure levels with atorvastatin. Should I stop the medicine? Yes, stop using atorvastatin and report the doctor immediately

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