Atchol -10 Tablet

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Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Atchol 10mg Tablet

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₹2.24/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Atchol Tablet

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Uses of Atchol Tablet

Atchol -10 Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels.
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Side effects of Atchol Tablet

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Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

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How to use Atchol Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Atchol -10 Tablet at a fixed time.

How Atchol Tablet works

Atchol -10 tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information on Atchol Tablet

Expert advice for Atchol Tablet

  • Decreases bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and increases good cholesterol levels.
  • Helps prevent heart attack, stroke and death, especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or a history of smoking.
  • In general, Atchol is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas, heartburn or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food (preferably half an hour after dinner).
  • Inform your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, weakness, dark urine or yellow colour in your eyes or skin.
  • Your doctor may ask you to check your blood sugar before and after you start Atchol.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Atchol -10 Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atchol -10 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Atchol -10 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
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Atchol -10 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
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Atchol -10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atchol -10 Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
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Atchol -10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atchol -10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Atchol -10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Atorvastatin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Atchol 10mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

Atchol belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. It is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Atchol can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.
Atchol is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atchol better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atchol, simvastatin, and pravastatin belong to the same category of medications with similar action and similar side effects, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atchol. However, it may increase your blood sugar levels. So, it is very important that you monitor your blood sugar levels regularly if you are taking Atchol. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atchol as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Atchol belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atchol is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.
Atchol has not been reported to cause weight loss. However, weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while you are taking Atchol.
Atchol can cause erectile dysfunction although this side effect is not very clear. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while you are taking Atchol.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atchol. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atchol as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atchol, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atchol.
Atchol has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atchol.
Atchol has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atchol.
Atchol is not a blood thinner. Atchol is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atchol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Atchol is not a beta blocker. Atchol is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atchol is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Controlled substances are drugs that are strictly regulated to reduce the risk of abuse and illegal distribution. To determine the level of restriction placed on a particular controlled substance, five different categories (or "Schedules") are used. A controlled substance will belong to Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V, with Schedule V being the least restricted.
Atchol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atchol is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atchol with metformin?
Atchol can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Atchol with ibuprofen?
Atchol can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Atchol with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atchol with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atchol with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atchol have similar effects and they may increase the effects of each other. Fenofibrate may also increase side effects like risk for rhabdomyolysis (condition in which damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly). Monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Atchol can be taken with levothyroxine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Atchol with amlodipine?
Atchol can be taken with amlodipine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Atchol with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atchol by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy). So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Atchol with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atchol by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atchol. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Atchol with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atchol by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atchol. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atchol. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Atchol is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, a meta-analysis of different clinical trial shows that Atchol has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Atchol is associated rarely with hepatobiliary disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal liver function test and hence a periodic test of the liver functions is recommended.
Atchol use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Atchol is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Atchol is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.
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