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Atorsave 10 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Atorsave Tablet

Atorsave 10 Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It may be used with some other medicines to treat and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine to work better. It may cause diarrhea as a side effect, so it is better to have this medicine with food. Stomach pain, muscle pain, and weakness are some other side effects associated with this medicine.

Uses of Atorsave Tablet

Atorsave Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Atorsave 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. Atorsave 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atorsave Tablet works

Atorsave 10 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).

Atorsave Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atorsave 10 Tablet. Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorsave 10 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Atorsave 10 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
Atorsave 10 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorsave 10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorsave 10 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorsave 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorsave 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorsave 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorsave Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atorsave 10 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Atorsave 10 Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atorsave 10 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atorsave with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atorsave

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Is atorsave and deplett affect platelet count
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
deplatt or atorsave common side effect is not reducing platelet
how to reduce cholesterol I already atorsave 10mg medicine taken past one month. i continue this medicine or take any alternate medicine pls give suggest
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
regular exercises n diuretic changes in addittion
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FAQs

Q. Does Atorsave cause gas?

Yes, flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorsave. If you have any such symptom while taking Atorsave, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Atorsave used for lowering cholesterol?

Atorsave belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorsave is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Atorsave 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. Does Atorsave lower blood pressure?

Atorsave is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, studies show that Atorsave has a small blood-pressure lowering effect.

Q. Does Atorsave affect the liver?

Atorsave is rarely associated with hepatobiliary (liver, bladder, bile ducts, or bile) disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal results of liver function test. Hence, getting liver function tests at regular intervals is recommended.

Q. Does Atorsave cause itching?

The use of Atorsave can cause itching and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. What is Atorsave?

Atorsave is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medicines called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. This class of drugs lowers the cholesterol levels effectively by blocking the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. It lowers the cholesterol levels by blocking the formation of cholesterol.

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol 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. Can the use of Atorsave cause diabetes?

No, diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atorsave. 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 Atorsave. Let your doctor know if you have diabetes mellitus and have been advised to take Atorsave. This is necessary because your doctor may need to monitor your blood sugar levels continuously.

Q. Can Atorsave lower the level of triglycerides?

Yes, Atorsave belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorsave is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when low-fat diet and lifestyle changes also fail to control cholesterol.

Q. Does Atorsave cause weight loss?

No, Atorsave 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 taking Atorsave.

Q. Does Atorsave cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes, Atorsave can cause erectile dysfunction in very rare cases. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while taking Atorsave.

Q. Does Atorsave cause diarrhea?

Yes, Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorsave. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorsave as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

Q. Does Atorsave cause memory loss?

No, Atorsave does not cause loss of memory. However, it is an uncommon side effect of Atorsave, and may affect only 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorsave.

Q. Does Atorsave cause frequent urination?

No, Atorsave has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atorsave.

Q. Does Atorsave cause high blood pressure?

No, Atorsave has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorsave.

Q. Is Atorsave safe to take?

Yes, Atorsave is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

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