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Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Atorfirst Tablet

Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while at the same time raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation may help this medicine to work better. Fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle pain, and stomach pain may be seen as side effects with this medicine. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while using this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. This medicine is not safe for pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant.

Uses of Atorfirst Tablet

Atorfirst Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Joint pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Nosebleeds

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

How Atorfirst Tablet works

Atorfirst 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).

Atorfirst Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet. Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
SAFE
Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorfirst Tablet?

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

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Expert Advice

  • In general, Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, 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 the 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 Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atorfirst 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atorfirst 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 Atorfirst

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High cholesterol;sugar;heavy weight
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Skin Specialist
https://www.1mgayush.com/otc/himalaya-abana-tablet-otc1202731-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.take this medicine along with your treatment
Cholesterol levels is high . How to maintain?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Avoid oily food, do physical exercise, take sudh guggul 2 tablet twive
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FAQs

Q. Is Atorfirst used for lowering cholesterol?

Atorfirst belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorfirst is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Atorfirst 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. Can Atorfirst be prescribed to children?

Atorfirst is for adults and children aged 10 years or more whose cholesterol does not come down enough with exercise and low-fat diet. It is not approved for use in patients younger than 10 years old.

Q. Is Atorfirst a blood thinner?

No, Atorfirst is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It works by slowing down the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease. This further decreases the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. By lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides it prevents the chances of stroke and heart attack.

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol 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. Will taking Atorfirst increase my risk of diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Atorfirst may increase this risk slightly. This is because Atorfirst can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

Q. For how long do I need to take Atorfirst? Is it safe for long-term use?

You may need to take Atorfirst life long or for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The benefits will only continue for as long as you take it. If you stop taking Atorfirst without starting a different treatment, your cholesterol level may rise again. It is considered to be safe and has few side effects if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Does Atorfirst cause weight loss?

No, Atorfirst 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 taking Atorfirst.

Q. Can I stop taking Atorfirst?

No, you should not stop taking Atorfirst without consulting your doctor. You should consult your doctor if you think that taking Atorfirst is causing side effects. Your doctor may accordingly decide to lower your dose or change your medicine.

Q. Does Atorfirst cause memory loss?

No, Atorfirst does not cause loss of memory. However, it is an uncommon side effect of Atorfirst, and may affect only 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorfirst.

Q. When should I take Atorfirst?

Atorfirst is generally taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or at any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.

Q. What does Atorfirst do to the body?

Atorfirst acts on the liver and stops it from making bad cholesterol. It not only lowers the levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides but also helps to raise your HDL-C (good cholesterol). This in turn, lowers the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or diabetes.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Atorfirst?

The common side effects of Atorfirst include nausea, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, headache, and aches and pains in your back and joints. It may also cause nosebleeds, sore throat, and cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, blocked nose or sneezing.

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