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Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is a combination of two medicines that reduces "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) levels in the body. It may also reduce risk of future heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine to work better. It may cause diarrhea as a side effect, so it is better to have this medicine with food. It may change liver function and blood sugar levels, so monitor them properly. It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall, so have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium. Dizziness, stomach pain, muscle pain, and constipation are some other side effects associated with this medicine.

Uses of Atocer-D Tablet

Atocer-D Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Atocer-D 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. Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Atocer-D Tablet works

Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Vitamin D3 which treat high cholesterol. Atorvastatin 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). Vitamin D3 is added to relieve the muscular pain caused by Atorvastatin.

Atocer-D Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet. Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU 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
Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It decreases the risk of heart diseases and helps prevent stroke and heart attack.
  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • In general, Atocer-D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium in your blood.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience yellow eyes or skin or dark urine after starting the medication.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atocer-D

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High triglyceride, high cholesterol, low vitamin D
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
eat 6-7 meals per day, which consist fruits, nuts, buttermilk,sprouts,idly,curd eggs,sprouts homecooked food. Drink 3-4 litters of water limit your sugar consumption to 2 spoon per day. Be active whole day for personalized diet chart write to me on shikhamishra.nutrition@gmail.com do minimum 45 min exercise everyday like yoga, cardioAvoid biscuits namkeen bakery fruit juices
High cholesterol and vitamin d is 11
Dr. Monil Kadian
General Physician
Drink more milk Daily exercise Avoid saturated fat and high carbohydrate diet
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References
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