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Atorkare 5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Atorkare 5 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Atorkare 5 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
MRP
29.5
₹2.95/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Atorkare Tablet

Uses of Atorkare Tablet

Atorkare 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Atorkare Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Atorkare are Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

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

How Atorkare Tablet works

Atorkare 5 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).

In Depth Information on Atorkare Tablet

Expert advice for Atorkare Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Atorkare 5 mg Tablet for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • It decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • In general, Atorkare 5 mg Tablet is safe. However, some people may develop digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), joint pain, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine after starting the medication.
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Atorkare Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Atorkare Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorkare 5 mg 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
Atorkare 5 mg 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
Atorkare 5 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorkare 5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorkare 5 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorkare 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorkare 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorkare 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorkare Tablet?uses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Atorkare Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Atorkare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Atorkare with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Pacenorm, Amiodon, Amiodar, Ritebeat, Cordarone X, Panarol
Atorkare with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil, Entinib, Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Atorkare with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral
Atorkare with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Finograt, Fenoca TG, Golip, Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac
Atorkare with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad
Atorkare with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic
Atorkare with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit
Atorkare with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod
Atorkare with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Donogen, Gonablok, Ladogal
Atorkare with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Atorkare with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace, Lopid
Atorkare with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Atorkare with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Atorkare with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat
Atorkare with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Atorkare with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen
Atorkare with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Atorkare with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
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