Atocare 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Atocare Tablet
Atocare 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
Atocare Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
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
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atocare 10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Atocare 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Atocare 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • Atocare 10 mg Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). Take it along with regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • In general, Atocare 10 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, 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 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
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Brand(s): Terbicutis
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Brand(s): Arthrox
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Brand(s): Imashil
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atocare

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I have vitamin. B12 deficiency. And high cholesterol
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food extra salt and regular exercise plus tab homocheck daily after consulting with your physician
High Cholesterol 208 mg/dl and Triglyceride 212 mg/dl.
Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi
Heart Specialist
Hi. The cholesterol value is borderline high and can be easily controlled with lifestyle changes. Avoid oily and spicy food. Walk or exercise daily for 1 hour. Check your blood pressure and repeat your lipid profile after 1 month and let us know.
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FAQs

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol as it 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. Is Atocare used for lowering cholesterol?
Atocare 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, 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. Is Atocare diuretic?
Atocare is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atocare better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atocare, 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.
Q. Can the use of Atocare cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atocare. 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 Atocare. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atocare as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Atocare lower the level of triglycerides?
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 a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.
Q. Does Atocare cause weight loss?
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 you are taking Atocare.
Q. Does Atocare cause erectile dysfunction?
Atocare 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 Atocare.
Q. Does Atocare cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atocare. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atocare as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Atocare cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atocare, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atocare.
Q. Does Atocare cause frequent urination?
Atocare has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atocare.
Q. Does Atocare cause high blood pressure?
Atocare has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atocare.
Q. Is Atocare a blood thinner?
Atocare is not a blood thinner. Atocare is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atocare safe to take?
Atocare is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Atocare a beta blocker?
Atocare is not a beta blocker. Atocare is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atocare a controlled substance?
Atocare 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.
Q. Is Atocare an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atocare is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atocare is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atocare with metformin?
Atocare 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 Atocare with ibuprofen?
Atocare 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 Atocare with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atocare with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atocare with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atocare 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.
Q. Can I take Atocare with levothyroxine?
Atocare 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 Atocare with amlodipine?
Atocare 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 Atocare with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atocare 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 Atocare with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atocare by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atocare. 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 Atocare with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atocare by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atocare. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Atocare cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atocare. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atocare lower blood pressure?
Atocare 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 Atocare has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Atocare affect the liver?
Atocare 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.
Q. Does Atocare cause itching?
Atocare use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atocare thin blood?
Atocare is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Atocare?
Atocare 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Apr 2018.
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