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Composition for ATOREC EZ

Atorvastatin(10 mg),Ezetimibe(10 mg)

food interaction for ATOREC EZ

alcohol interaction for ATOREC EZ

pregnancy interaction for ATOREC EZ

lactation interaction for ATOREC EZ

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Atorvastation with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Atorec ez 10 mg/10 mg tablet is highly unsafe in women who are or may become pregnant.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus and should not be given under any circumstances. Please consult your doctor.
Atorec ez 10 mg/10 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Atorvastatin(10 mg)


Atorvastatin is used to treat patients with elevated cholesterol, triglyceride or lipoprotein levels in blood, and to reduce the risk of heart diseases, even when blood cholesterol is normal.

How it works

Atorvastatin blocks the action of the enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) that is required for the production of cholesterol in the body. It thus lowers the level of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Memory impairment, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Fever, Heartburn, Indigestion, Muscle pain, Nausea, Weakness
Ezetimibe(10 mg)


Ezetimibe is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol in the blood (hypercholesterolemia).

How it works

Ezetimibe belongs to a class of medications called cholesterol-lowering drugs. It acts by preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine.

Common side effects

Nausea, Neck pain, Pain in extremity, Bleeding time prolongation, Protein in urine, Rash, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Joint pain, Back pain, Chest pain, Decrease in body weight, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Weakness, Headache, Heartburn, Increased uric acid level in blood, Increased creatine kinase level in blood, Indigestion, Itching, Limb swelling, Muscle pain, Sleep disorder, Tenderness, Tingling sensation, Urticaria, Vomiting, Muscle cramp


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Expert advice for ATOREC EZ

  • Consult your doctor if you feel sudden muscle pain, weakness or fever
  • Consult your doctor if you notice dark colored urine or yellowing of eyes or skin
  • Avoid intake of excess fat containing food, it may reduce the effectiveness of atorvastatin.
  • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice, it may interact and lead to potentially dangerous effect.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have had a previous stroke with bleeding into the brain
  • Consult your doctor  if you have kidney problems, under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism),  a personal or family history of muscle problems

Frequently asked questions for ATOREC EZ


Q. What is tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20?
   Atorvastatin (also available as tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas   20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20) belong 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.

Q. Is atorvastatin same as simvastatin/ pravastatin?   
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG     CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response.

Q. Is atorvastatin diuretic/ beta blocker/ ace inhibitor?
  No. Atorvastatin belongs to class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or     statins.

Q. It atorvastatin gluten free?  
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use.

Q. Is it a blood thinner? 
   No. it is a lipid lowering drug.

Q. Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin/ pravastatin?  
   Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same category of medications with        similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.


Q. Is ezetimibe a bile acid sequestrent /statin?
Ezetimibe belongs to a class of medication called as cholesterol absorption inhibitors. It is not a bile acid sequestrent or statin. 
Q. Is ezetimibe a generic drug / same as Ezetrol/Zetia?
Yes, ezetimibe is a generic name and Ezetrol/Zetia is the brand name of ezetimibe.
Q. Is ezetimibe safe?
Ezetimibe is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. How does ezetimibe reduce cholesterol in the body?
Ezetimibe prevents the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine into the blood.
Q. Does ezetimibe cause weight gain, muscle pain, cancer, lowers triglyceride, increase HDL?
Ezetimibe lowers triglyceride, increases the level of HDL in blood and has been found to reduce weight and cause muscle pain; however, cancer has not been reported.

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Content on this page was last updated on 09 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)