Atorem 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Atorem 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Atorem Tablet

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Uses of Atorem Tablet

Atorem 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels.
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Side effects of Atorem Tablet

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Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood.

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

How Atorem Tablet works

Atorem 20mg tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information on Atorem Tablet

Expert advice for Atorem Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Atorem.
  • Atorem may increase blood sugar levels. Your doctor may ask to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Atorem 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorem 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.
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Lactation
Atorem 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.
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Driving
SAFE
Atorem 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Atorem 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorem 20mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Atorem 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorem 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Atorem 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Atorem 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

Atorem 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, Atorem 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.
Atorem is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorem better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorem, 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 Atorem. 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 Atorem. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atorem as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Atorem belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorem 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.
Atorem 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 Atorem.
Atorem 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 Atorem.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorem. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorem as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atorem, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorem.
Atorem has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atorem.
Atorem has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorem.
Atorem is not a blood thinner. Atorem is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atorem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Atorem is not a beta blocker. Atorem is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atorem 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.
Atorem is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorem is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorem with metformin?
Atorem 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 Atorem with ibuprofen?
Atorem 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 Atorem with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atorem with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atorem with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorem 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.
Atorem 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 Atorem with amlodipine?
Atorem 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 Atorem with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorem 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 Atorem with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorem by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorem. 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 Atorem with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorem by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorem. 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 Atorem. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Atorem 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 Atorem has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Atorem 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.
Atorem use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Atorem is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Atorem 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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