Medicine Overview of Atorstar Tablet
Side Effects of Atorstar are 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. Atorstar 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Atorstar 10 mg 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 Atorstar Tablet
You have been prescribed Atorstar 10 mg Tablet for the treatment of high cholesterol.
It decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
- In general, Atorstar 10 mg Tablet is safe. However, some people may develop digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), joint pain, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine after starting the medication.
Atorstar Tablet related warnings
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Atorstar 10 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.
Atorstar 10 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Atorstar 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Atorstar 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorstar 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Atorstar 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorstar 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorstar 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Atorstar 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Atorstar 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.
Atorstar 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, Atorstar 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.
Atorstar is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorstar better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorstar, 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 Atorstar. 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 Atorstar. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atorstar as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Atorstar belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorstar 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.
Atorstar 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 Atorstar.
Atorstar 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 Atorstar.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorstar. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorstar as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atorstar, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorstar.
Atorstar has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atorstar.
Atorstar has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorstar.
Atorstar is not a blood thinner. Atorstar is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atorstar is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Atorstar is not a beta blocker. Atorstar is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Atorstar 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.
Atorstar is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorstar is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorstar with metformin?
Atorstar 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 Atorstar with ibuprofen?
Atorstar 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 Atorstar with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atorstar with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atorstar with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorstar 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.
Atorstar 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 Atorstar with amlodipine?
Atorstar 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 Atorstar with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorstar 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 Atorstar with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorstar by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorstar. 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 Atorstar with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorstar by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorstar. 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 Atorstar. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Atorstar 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 Atorstar has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Atorstar 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.
Atorstar use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Atorstar is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Atorstar 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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