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Atorsum 80 mg Tablet

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Composition for Atorsum 80 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Atorsum 80 mg Tablet

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MRP
180
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Medicine Overview of Atorsum Tablet

Uses of Atorsum Tablet

Atorsum 80 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Atorsum Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Atorsum are Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

How to use Atorsum 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. Atorsum 80 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atorsum Tablet works

Atorsum 80 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 Atorsum Tablet

Expert advice for Atorsum Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Atorsum 80 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, Atorsum 80 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.
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Atorsum Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Atorsum Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorsum 80 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.
Lactation
Atorsum 80 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.
Driving
SAFE
Atorsum 80 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorsum 80 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorsum 80 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorsum 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorsum 80 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorsum 80 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Atorsum Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Atorsum 80 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Atorsum Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
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.
Q. Is Atorsum used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorsum 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, Atorsum 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. Is Atorsum diuretic?
Atorsum is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorsum better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorsum, 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.
Q. Can the use of Atorsum cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atorsum. 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 Atorsum. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atorsum as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Atorsum lower the level of triglycerides?
Atorsum belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorsum 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.
Q. Does Atorsum cause weight loss?
Atorsum 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 Atorsum.
Q. Does Atorsum cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorsum 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 Atorsum.
Q. Does Atorsum cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorsum. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorsum as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Atorsum cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atorsum, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorsum.
Q. Does Atorsum cause frequent urination?
Atorsum has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atorsum.
Q. Does Atorsum cause high blood pressure?
Atorsum has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorsum.
Q. Is Atorsum a blood thinner?
Atorsum is not a blood thinner. Atorsum is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorsum safe to take?
Atorsum is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Atorsum a beta blocker?
Atorsum is not a beta blocker. Atorsum is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorsum a controlled substance?
Atorsum 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.
Q. Is Atorsum an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorsum is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorsum is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorsum with metformin?
Atorsum 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 Atorsum with ibuprofen?
Atorsum 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 Atorsum with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atorsum with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atorsum with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorsum 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.
Q. Can I take Atorsum with levothyroxine?
Atorsum 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 Atorsum with amlodipine?
Atorsum 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 Atorsum with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorsum 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 Atorsum with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorsum by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorsum. 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 Atorsum with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorsum by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorsum. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Atorsum cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorsum. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atorsum lower blood pressure?
Atorsum 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 Atorsum has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Atorsum affect the liver?
Atorsum 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.
Q. Does Atorsum cause itching?
Atorsum use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atorsum thin blood?
Atorsum is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Atorsum?
Atorsum 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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Taking Atorsum with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Atorsum with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Pacenorm, Amiodon, Amiodar, Ritebeat
Atorsum with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen
Atorsum with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
Atorsum with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil, Entinib, Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Atorsum with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit
Atorsum with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace, Lopid
Atorsum with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Benzol, Donogen, Gonablok, Ladogal
Atorsum with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad
Atorsum with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Atorsum with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Finograt, Fenoca TG, Golip, Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac
Atorsum with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
Atorsum with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite
Atorsum with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral
Atorsum with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Atorsum with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic
Atorsum with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod
Atorsum with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin
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