Medicine Overview of Atormax Tablet
Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.
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. Atormax 20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Atormax 20mg 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 Atormax Tablet
Atormax lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL). It helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
- Regular exercise and low-fat diet further help to lower levels of fat in the blood.
Atormax prevents one death in every 50 patients with heart disease treated over 4 to 5 years.
In general, Atormax is safe. It may cause digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
It is better to take in the evening.
Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
- Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if you have fever, a sick feeling or dark urine.
Atormax Tablet related warnings
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Atormax 20mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Atormax 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Atormax 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Atormax 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atormax 20mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Atormax 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atormax 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atormax 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Atormax 20mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Atormax Tablet
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.
Atormax 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, Atormax 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.
Atormax is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atormax better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atormax, 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 Atormax. 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 Atormax. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atormax as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Atormax belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atormax 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.
Atormax 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 Atormax.
Atormax 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 Atormax.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atormax. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atormax as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atormax, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atormax.
Atormax has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atormax.
Atormax has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atormax.
Atormax is not a blood thinner. Atormax is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atormax is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Atormax is not a beta blocker. Atormax is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atormax 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.
Atormax is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atormax is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atormax with metformin?
Atormax 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 Atormax with ibuprofen?
Atormax 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 Atormax with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atormax with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atormax with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atormax 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.
Atormax 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 Atormax with amlodipine?
Atormax 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 Atormax with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atormax 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 Atormax with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atormax by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atormax. 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 Atormax with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atormax by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atormax. 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 Atormax. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Atormax 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 Atormax has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Atormax 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.
Atormax use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Atormax is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Atormax 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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