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Atocare 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Atocare Tablet

Atocare 10 mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to heart attack or stroke.

Atocare 10 mg Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of the day, but it is preferable to take it at night. Most people with high cholesterol don’t feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may put you at a greater risk of heart disease or stroke. This medicine is only one part of a comprehensive treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction.
 
Common side effects of this medicine include muscle pain, weakness, nausea, headache, and stomach pain. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby.
 
It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. Your doctor may check your liver function tests before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while using this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. You can eat and drink normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.

Uses of Atocare Tablet

Atocare Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Joint pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Nosebleeds

How to use Atocare 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. Atocare 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atocare Tablet works

Atocare 10 mg 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).

Atocare Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atocare 10 mg Tablet Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Atocare 10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Atocare 10 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Atocare 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atocare 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atocare 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atocare 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atocare 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atocare 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atocare Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atocare 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • In general, Atocare 10 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • 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 Atocare 10 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atocare 10 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atocare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Canzit
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Brand(s): Imashil
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Brand(s): Carz, Antep
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Brand(s): Cilniright
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atocare

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High cholesterol;sugar;heavy weight
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mgayush.com/otc/himalaya-abana-tablet-otc1202731-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.take this medicine along with your treatment
Cholesterol levels is high . How to maintain?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Avoid oily food, do physical exercise, take sudh guggul 2 tablet twive
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FAQs

Q. Is Atocare used for lowering cholesterol?

Atocare belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atocare 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, Atocare 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. Can Atocare be prescribed to children?

Atocare is for adults and children aged 10 years or more whose cholesterol does not come down enough with exercise and low-fat diet. It is not approved for use in patients younger than 10 years old.

Q. Is Atocare a blood thinner?

No, Atocare is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It works by slowing down the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease. This further decreases the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. By lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides it prevents the chances of stroke and heart attack.

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. Will taking Atocare increase my risk of diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Atocare may increase this risk slightly. This is because Atocare can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

Q. For how long do I need to take Atocare? Is it safe for long-term use?

You may need to take Atocare life long or for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The benefits will only continue for as long as you take it. If you stop taking Atocare without starting a different treatment, your cholesterol level may rise again. It is considered to be safe and has few side effects if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Does Atocare cause weight loss?

No, Atocare 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 Atocare.

Q. Can I stop taking Atocare?

No, you should not stop taking Atocare without consulting your doctor. You should consult your doctor if you think that taking Atocare is causing side effects. Your doctor may accordingly decide to lower your dose or change your medicine.

Q. Does Atocare cause memory loss?

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

Q. When should I take Atocare?

Atocare is generally taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or at any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.

Q. What does Atocare do to the body?

Atocare acts on the liver and stops it from making bad cholesterol. It not only lowers the levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides but also helps to raise your HDL-C (good cholesterol). This in turn, lowers the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or diabetes.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Atocare?

The common side effects of Atocare include nausea, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, headache, and aches and pains in your back and joints. It may also cause nosebleeds, sore throat, and cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, blocked nose or sneezing.

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