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Atorace 20 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Atorace Tablet

Atorace 20 Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Atorace Tablet side effects

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

How to use Atorace 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. Atorace 20 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atorace Tablet works

Atorace 20 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).

Atorace Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorace 20 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
Atorace 20 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
Atorace 20 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorace 20 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorace 20 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorace 20 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorace 20 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorace 20 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorace Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atorace 20 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Atorace 20 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 also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • In general, Atorace 20 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 Atorace 20 Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atorace 20 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atorace with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imashil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Benzol
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Brand(s): Cilniright
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atorace

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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. Does Atorace cause gas?

Yes, flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorace. If you have any such symptom while taking Atorace, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Atorace used for lowering cholesterol?

Atorace belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorace 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, Atorace 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 Atorace lower blood pressure?

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

Q. Does Atorace affect the liver?

Atorace 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 Atorace cause itching?

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

Q. What is Atorace?

Atorace 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 Atorace cause diabetes?

No, diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atorace. 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 Atorace. Let your doctor know if you have diabetes mellitus and have been advised to take Atorace. This is necessary because your doctor may need to monitor your blood sugar levels continuously.

Q. Can Atorace lower the level of triglycerides?

Yes, Atorace belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorace 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 Atorace cause weight loss?

No, Atorace 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 Atorace.

Q. Does Atorace cause erectile dysfunction?

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

Q. Does Atorace cause diarrhea?

Yes, Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorace. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorace as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

Q. Does Atorace cause memory loss?

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

Q. Does Atorace cause frequent urination?

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

Q. Does Atorace cause high blood pressure?

No, Atorace has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorace.

Q. Is Atorace safe to take?

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

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10 tablets in 1 strip
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