Lipicure As 75 MG Capsule 10
Aspirin Aspirin is an analgesic, used to relieve moderate to severe pain, such as headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, joint pain, dysmenorrhea (pain during periods) and heart attack. It is also used as a blood thinner in heart diseases and stroke. Atorvastatin Atorvastatin uses include regulation of the fat levels in the body when the diet and lifestyle changes are not effective. It lowers the cholesterol levels and is useful for patients with a high risk of heart diseases.
Mode of drug action :
Aspirin Aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid that blocks the cyclooxygenase enzyme, which decreases the production of two chemicals- prostaglandins and thromboxanes. Low levels of prostaglandin bring about pain relief. Low thromboxane levels results in thinning of blood, therefore, its long-term use helps to prevent heart attack and stroke. Atorvastatin Atorvastatin acts by inhibiting an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which is involved in the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver. It also increases the breakdown of the cholesterol by enhancing its uptake by the liver cells.
What are the common side effects?
Aspirin The common side effects of aspirin include abdominal cramping, nausea, heartburn, drowsiness, headache, and bleeding. Some people may be hypersensitive to acetyl salicylic acid. Atorvastatin The commonly experienced atorvastatin side effects are diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, pain in the extremities, urinary tract infections, inflammation of the nasal passages, pain in the throat, nose bleed, joint pain, muscle pain and back pain, liver function abnormalities, and sleep disorders. The atorvastatin side effects, depression, pancreatitis, anaphylactic reactions, fatigue, etc. may occur at a lower frequency.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Avoid Lipicure AS medicine, if allergic to Lipicure AS medicine or any of the ingredients in it.
• Avoid alcohol when using Lipicure AS medicine.
• Use Lipicure AS medicine only on doctor’s prescription.
• Discontinue Lipicure AS medicine and immediately consult the doctor if muscle pain or weakness occurs.
• Avoid co-administering niacin with Lipicure AS medicine, as the combination increases side effects.
• Take medical consultation to administer Lipicure AS medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What else should I know?
1. How often should I take Aspirin? It is best to take Aspirin as directed by your physician. Usually, the drug is taken daily, for its maximum benefit.
2. Are there any risks associated with Aspirin? Yes, Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding. So if you already have a bleeding disorder, you may need to take Aspirin in reduced doses or under medical supervision. The drug may also increase the risk of stomach ulcers; therefore, those with the history of ulcers should be careful.
3. What can I do to prevent stomach upset associated with Aspirin intake? Stomach upset is a common side-effect of Aspirin and may decrease once the body gets used to the drug. Taking the medication with milk or after food reduces stomach upset.
4. Can I give Aspirin for the treatment of fever in my 7-year old child? No, aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a serious illness, in children, therefore, should be avoided.
5. I am scheduled for a surgery after a month. Should I tell my surgeon that I take Aspirin? Yes, you should tell your surgeon that you take Aspirin. Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Therefore the medication must be stopped for a week or two before the surgery to reduce the bleeding risk. Atorvastatin
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 in the safe use of atorvastatin in children? The maximum safe dose of atorvastatin used for children is usually 20 mg per day.