Atorec 5 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Atorec Tablet

Atorec 5 Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Atorec Tablet side effects

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

How to use Atorec 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. Atorec 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atorec Tablet works

Atorec 5 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).

Atorec Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorec 5 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
Atorec 5 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
Atorec 5 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorec 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorec 5 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorec 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorec 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorec 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorec Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atorec 5 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Atorec 5 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, Atorec 5 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 Atorec 5 Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atorec 5 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atorec with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atorec

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I am a type 2 diabetic patient with generic history Both my father & mother hv diabetis I am taking gluconorm pg1 & atorec ez since last three years But my glycolated hb levels hv gone up from 8.0 to 10.0 but blood sugar is 160 to 200 I am a construction engineer so travel a lot I can't keep strict control over my diet Please advice me remedy Thanks
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Without diet control can't do anything. So get diabetic diet chart from your diabatologist and follow it. Take medicine regularly and stay regular follow up with doctor. Do exercise regularly.
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
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FAQs

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 Atorec used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorec 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, Atorec 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 Atorec diuretic?
Atorec is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorec better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorec, 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 Atorec cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atorec. 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 Atorec. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atorec as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Atorec lower the level of triglycerides?
Atorec belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorec 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 Atorec cause weight loss?
Atorec 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 Atorec.
Q. Does Atorec cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorec 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 Atorec.
Q. Does Atorec cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorec. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorec as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Atorec cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atorec, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorec.
Q. Does Atorec cause frequent urination?
Atorec has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atorec.
Q. Does Atorec cause high blood pressure?
Atorec has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorec.
Q. Is Atorec a blood thinner?
Atorec is not a blood thinner. Atorec is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorec safe to take?
Atorec is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Atorec a beta blocker?
Atorec is not a beta blocker. Atorec is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorec a controlled substance?
Atorec 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 Atorec an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorec is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorec is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorec with metformin?
Atorec 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 Atorec with ibuprofen?
Atorec 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 Atorec with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atorec with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atorec with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorec 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 Atorec with levothyroxine?
Atorec 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 Atorec with amlodipine?
Atorec 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 Atorec with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorec 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 Atorec with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorec by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorec. 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 Atorec with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorec by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorec. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Atorec cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorec. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atorec lower blood pressure?
Atorec 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 Atorec has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Atorec affect the liver?
Atorec 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 Atorec cause itching?
Atorec 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 Atorec thin blood?
Atorec is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Atorec?
Atorec 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd Aug 2018.
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