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Composition for ATORMAC

Atorvastatin(20 mg)

food interaction for ATORMAC

alcohol interaction for ATORMAC

pregnancy interaction for ATORMAC

lactation interaction for ATORMAC

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Atormac 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Atormac 20 mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Taking Atorvastation with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
UNSAFE
Atormac 20 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.
UNSAFE
Atormac 20 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ATORMAC

Atorvastatin(20 mg)

Uses

Atormac 20 mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.

How it works

Atormac 20 mg tablet blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Memory impairment, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Fever, Heartburn, Indigestion, Muscle pain, Nausea, Weakness

Common Dosage for ATORMAC 20 MG TABLET

Patients taking ATORMAC 20 MG TABLET

  • 100%
    Once A Day

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Expert advice for ATORMAC

  • 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 ATORMAC

Atorvastatin

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)