Atocor-CV 20 Capsule


Overview

Uses of Atocor-CV Capsule
Atocor-CV 20 Capsule is used for prevention of heart attack and stroke.
Atocor-CV Capsule side effects
Common
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • increased bleeding tendency
How to use Atocor-CV Capsule
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. Atocor-CV 20 Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Atocor-CV Capsule works
Atocor-CV 20 Capsule is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Clopidogrel which prevent heart attack and stroke. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication that blocks an enzyme required in the body to make cholesterol. It lowers the "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises the "good" cholesterol (HDL). Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet medication which prevents the platelets from sticking together and decreases the formation of harmful blood clots.
Atocor-CV Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atocor-CV 20 Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Atocor-CV 20 Capsule 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
Atocor-CV 20 Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Atocor-CV 20 Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Atocor-CV 20 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atocor-CV 20 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atocor-CV 20 Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Atocor-CV 20 Capsule to lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
  • Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle pain or weakness, particularly if accompanied with fever.
  • Let your doctor know you are taking Atocor-CV 20 Capsule before undergoing any surgical procedure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Q. Can the Atocor-CV cause muscle pain?
Yes, Atocor-CV is known to cause muscle pain by causing muscle injury. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing muscle pain, weakness or muscle cramps. It can be a sign of muscle injury due to Atocor-CV.
Q. Will I need to stop Atocor-CV before surgery or dental procedure?
Atocor-CV may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Atocor-CV. But, you should not stop taking Atocor-CV on your own.
Q. What are the lifestyle changes to adapt while taking Atocor-CV?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Atocor-CV. Stop smoking, as it lowers your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese: try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and decrease your risk of heart attack.
Q. Which painkiller is safe while taking Atocor-CV?
Paracetamol is safe to use while taking Atocor-CV for relieving pain. Avoid the use of other painkillers while taking Atocor-CV, as they may increase the risk of bleeding.
Q. Can the use of Atocor-CV increase the risk of bleeding?
Yes, Atocor-CV increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.
Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Atocor-CV?
Atocor-CV can interact with several medicines and can cause serious problems. Talk to your doctor and inform him about using Atocor-CV before taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Atocor-CV?
Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Aug 2018.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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