Atorkem 10mg Tablet

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Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Atorkem 10mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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₹8.1/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Atorkem Tablet

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Uses of Atorkem Tablet

Atorkem 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Increased cholesterol levels, Increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.
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Side effects of Atorkem Tablet

Common

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 Atorkem 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 Atorkem 10mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Atorkem Tablet works

Atorkem 10mg 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 Atorkem Tablet

Expert advice for Atorkem Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Atorkem.
  • Atorkem 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 Atorkem 10mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorkem 10mg 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
Atorkem 10mg 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
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Atorkem 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
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Atorkem 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney d
isease. No dose adjustment of Atorkem 10mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
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Atorkem 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Cordarone 150mg Injection 3ml, Imalek 400mg Tablet, Onabet Powder, Flugee 150mg Tablet

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 Atorkem 10mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

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