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Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet

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Product introduction

Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is a combination of two medicines that reduces "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) levels in the body. It may also reduce the risk of future heart attack and stroke.

Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise and not smoking may help this medicine to work better.

Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and muscle weakness are some common side effects of this medicine. It decreases the amount of calcium in your blood, so have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium. Let your doctor know if you notice yellowing of skin, muscle pain or dark urine. You may be asked for regular monitoring of liver function or blood sugar level while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Atormac D Tablet

Benefits of Atormac D Tablet

In High cholesterol

Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet effectively reduces the high cholesterol levels in your body and prevents the absorption of excess of cholesterol from the food that you eat. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer. It also contains Vitamin D3 supplements, that help relieve any muscle pain that may be caused due to the cholesterol lowering medicine. Additionally, they also improve heart health. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.

Side effects of Atormac D Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Atormac D

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Atormac D 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. Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Atormac D Tablet works

Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Vitamin D3 which treat high cholesterol. Atorvastatin 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). Vitamin D3 is added to relieve the muscular pain caused by Atorvastatin.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Atormac D Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It decreases the risk of heart diseases and helps prevent stroke and heart attack.
  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • In general, Atormac D 20mg/1000IU Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • It may cause the amount of calcium in your blood to fall. Take calcium rich food in your diet and have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium in your blood.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience yellow eyes or skin or dark urine after starting the medication.

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Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient concerns

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High diabetes High cholesterol
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Send reports Need to take medicineAnd what medicine are you taking alreadyA person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
I HAVE HIGH cholesterol. Cholesterol have in blood.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
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References

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  4. Colecalciferol; cholecalciferol. Huddersfield: Internis Pharmaceuticals Ltd.; 2011 [revised 9 Jan. 2018]. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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