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Atorcia 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Atorcia 20mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Atorcia 20mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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MRP
140
₹14/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Atorcia Tablet

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Uses of Atorcia Tablet

Atorcia 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
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Atorcia Tablet side effects

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Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

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

How Atorcia Tablet works

Atorcia 20mg 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 Atorcia Tablet

Expert advice for Atorcia Tablet

  • Atorcia lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL). It helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
  • Regular exercise and low-fat diet further help to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • Atorcia prevents one death in every 50 patients with heart disease treated over 4 to 5 years.
  • In general, Atorcia is safe. It may cause digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • It is better to take in the evening.
  • Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if you have fever, a sick feeling or dark urine.
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Atorcia Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Atorcia Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorcia 20mg 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
Atorcia 20mg 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
Atorcia 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorcia 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorcia 20mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorcia 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorcia 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorcia 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorcia Tablet?uses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Atorcia Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin

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.
Atorcia 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, Atorcia 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.
Atorcia is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorcia better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorcia, 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.
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atorcia. 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 Atorcia. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atorcia as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Atorcia belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorcia 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.
Atorcia 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 Atorcia.
Atorcia 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 Atorcia.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorcia. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorcia as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atorcia, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorcia.
Atorcia has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atorcia.
Atorcia has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorcia.
Atorcia is not a blood thinner. Atorcia is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atorcia is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Atorcia is not a beta blocker. Atorcia is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atorcia 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.
Atorcia is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorcia is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorcia with metformin?
Atorcia 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 Atorcia with ibuprofen?
Atorcia 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 Atorcia with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atorcia with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atorcia with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorcia 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.
Atorcia 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 Atorcia with amlodipine?
Atorcia 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 Atorcia with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorcia 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 Atorcia with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorcia by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorcia. 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 Atorcia with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorcia by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorcia. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorcia. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Atorcia 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 Atorcia has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Atorcia 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.
Atorcia use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Atorcia is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Atorcia 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 Atorcia with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Atorcia with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Tachyra, Pacenorm, Amiodon, Eurythmic, Amiodar, Ritebeat, Cordarone X, Panarol, Duron
Atorcia with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Atorcia with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad, Ezedoc
Atorcia with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Atorcia with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Atorcia with Azithromycin
SERIOUS
Atorcia with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Vosicaz, Vorizol, Voraze, Rextro, Vhope, Vonaz, Vocozo, Voritek, Voritrop, Vorifit, Vorzu
Atorcia with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac, Fenofibric, Tgr
Atorcia with Bosentan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bosentan: Lupibose
Atorcia with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: PV 6, Oraloz Mpt
Atorcia with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: S-Amcard, Esam, Big Dvr
Atorcia with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Neoral, Consiral, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral, Sandimmun
Atorcia with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Atorcia with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Gonablok, Ladogal, Endometryl
Atorcia with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Ticin
Atorcia with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid
Atorcia with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer, Vasotop
Atorcia with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Atorcia with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Atorcia with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin, Clarigard
Atorcia with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Caritec
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Atorcia with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Tzorg, Tinazen, Zygter, Terfast, Fluty TF, Terbit
Atorcia with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Nixitral, I-Tyza, Afderm, Itraderm
Atorcia with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat, Nifedine, Nifidip
Atorcia with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal
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