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Atchol 40 Tablet


Introduction of Atchol Tablet

Atchol 40 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while at the same time raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation may help this medicine to work better. Fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle pain, and stomach pain may be seen as side effects with this medicine. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while using this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. This medicine is not safe for pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant.

Uses of Atchol Tablet

Atchol Tablet side effects

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

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. Atchol 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atchol Tablet works

Atchol 40 Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Atchol Tablet related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atchol 40 Tablet. Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Atchol 40 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Atchol 40 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Atchol 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Atchol 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atchol 40 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Atchol 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atchol 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atchol 40 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atchol Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atchol 40 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Atchol 40 Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atchol 40 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atchol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atchol

My total cholesterol serum 130 VLDL 27.20 (H) LDL 37.50(L) Already taking Atchol 20(Atorvastatin Tab)
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
R u having heart problems
I take Atchol 40 mg. instead this can I can take Atrovaststin 40 mg. It is cheaper.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Ask the doctor who has prescribed
Do you have any questions related to Atchol 40 Tablet?

User Feedback


Q. Does Atchol cause gas?

Yes, 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 Atchol, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Atchol used for lowering cholesterol?

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 low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. 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.

Q. Does Atchol lower blood pressure?

Atchol is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, studies show that Atchol has a small blood-pressure lowering effect.

Q. Does Atchol affect the liver?

Atchol is rarely associated with hepatobiliary (liver, bladder, bile ducts, or bile) disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal results of liver function test. Hence, getting liver function tests at regular intervals is recommended.

Q. Does Atchol cause itching?

The use of Atchol can cause itching and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. What is Atchol?

Atchol is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medicines called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. This class of drugs lowers the cholesterol levels effectively by blocking the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. It lowers the cholesterol levels by blocking the formation of cholesterol.

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.

Q. Can the use of Atchol cause diabetes?

No, 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. Let your doctor know if you have diabetes mellitus and have been advised to take Atchol. This is necessary because your doctor may need to monitor your blood sugar levels continuously.

Q. Can Atchol lower the level of triglycerides?

Yes, 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 low-fat diet and lifestyle changes also fail to control cholesterol.

Q. Does Atchol cause weight loss?

No, 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 taking Atchol.

Q. Does Atchol cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes, Atchol can cause erectile dysfunction in very rare cases. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while taking Atchol.

Q. Does Atchol cause diarrhea?

Yes, 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.

Q. Does Atchol cause memory loss?

No, Atchol does not cause loss of memory. However, it is an uncommon side effect of Atchol, and may affect only 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atchol.

Q. Does Atchol cause frequent urination?

No, Atchol has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atchol.

Q. Does Atchol cause high blood pressure?

No, 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.

Q. Is Atchol safe to take?

Yes, Atchol is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

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