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Atorace 20 mg Tablet

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Composition for Atorace 20 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Atorace 20 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Atorace Tablet

Uses of Atorace Tablet

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

Atorace Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Atorace are 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 mg 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 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).

In Depth Information on Atorace Tablet

Expert advice for Atorace Tablet

  • Atorace 20 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, Atorace 20 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 Atorace 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atorace 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
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Special precautions for Atorace Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorace 20 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
Atorace 20 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
Atorace 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorace 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorace 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorace 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorace 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorace 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorace Tablet?uses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Atorace Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin

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 Atorace used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorace 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, 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. Is Atorace diuretic?
Atorace is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorace better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorace, 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 Atorace cause diabetes?
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. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atorace as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Atorace lower the level of triglycerides?
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 a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.
Q. Does Atorace cause weight loss?
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 you are taking Atorace.
Q. Does Atorace cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorace 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 Atorace.
Q. Does Atorace cause diarrhea?
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?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atorace, which may affect up to 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?
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?
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 a blood thinner?
Atorace is not a blood thinner. Atorace is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorace safe to take?
Atorace is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Atorace a beta blocker?
Atorace is not a beta blocker. Atorace is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorace a controlled substance?
Atorace 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 Atorace an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorace is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorace is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorace with metformin?
Atorace 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 Atorace with ibuprofen?
Atorace 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 Atorace with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atorace with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atorace with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorace 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 Atorace with levothyroxine?
Atorace 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 Atorace with amlodipine?
Atorace 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 Atorace with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorace 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 Atorace with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorace by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorace. 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 Atorace with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorace by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorace. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Atorace cause gas?
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 the drug, consult your doctor.
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, a meta-analysis of different clinical trial shows that Atorace has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Atorace affect the liver?
Atorace 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 Atorace cause itching?
Atorace 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 Atorace thin blood?
Atorace is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Atorace?
Atorace 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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Taking Atorace with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Atorace with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Carz, Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Biocarb, Arbetol, Zep, Carbdac
Atorace with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro
Atorace with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast
Atorace with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Beniq
Atorace with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc
Atorace with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Erythromycin: Arthrox, Ciresto, Eromax, Avithrocin, Denthrocin, E Cin, T Mycin, Suzithrocin, Methro, Erypsin
Atorace with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Donogen, Gonablok
Atorace with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Fungior, Vhope
Atorace with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid
Atorace with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin
Atorace with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace
Atorace with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: Clowil, Odis, Kamestin, Cano, Gynaemed, Clovag, Ctm V, Caniten, D Zorb, Clotrim V
Atorace with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo
Atorace with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom
Atorace with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Atorace with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Caldip
Atorace with Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amlodipine: Amom, Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod, Espin, Amcard, Esamlo, Amwa, S Amlort, Argopres
Atorace with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad
Atorace with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil, Entinib, Imalek, Glomatinib, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib
Atorace with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Finograt, Fenoca TG, Golip, Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard
Atorace with Fluconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluconazole: Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon, Fluzole, Geoflu, Rascon, Con F, Fucan, Flucur
Atorace with Cilnidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilnidipine: Cilniright, Torcillin, D Blok, Bpcrush, Cilidus, Clindinol, Cindalin, Camco, Ciladoc, Clinidip
Atorace with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Terbimet, Derbina, Mycosol, Tinacure, Terowin, Febitan
Atorace with Miconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Miconazole: Canticid
Atorace with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Serox, Marox, Roxup, Roxiden, P Rox
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