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ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET


Overview

Introduction

ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET is a combination of two medicines that reduces "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) levels.

ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET may also reduce risk of future heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise and not smoking may help this medicine to work better. This medicine should be taken with or without food at a fixed time. Stomach pain, muscle pain and constipation are some other side effects associated with this medicine.

Uses of Atorva E Tablet

Side effects of Atorva E Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Atorva E 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. ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atorva E Tablet works

ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and ezetimibe. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medicine which prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels. Ezetimibe is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor which prevents absorption of cholesterol from the intestines. Together, they provide better reduction of cholesterol in your body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed ATORVA E 20 MG/10 MG TABLET for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • Take it in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if accompanied with fever.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience stomach pain, loss of hunger, a sick feeling or dark urine.

Patient Concerns

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HDL 240 and LDL 194 cholesterol
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take atorva 10 mg once daily for 3 monthRepeat test after that
Dear Doctor, I had a by surgery in 2013. In April I got the checkup done. All test are normal except I have slightly high BP. I have been taking these medicine on the advice of my cardiologist. CILACAR 10 MG TABLET - M/E CTD 6.25 MG TABLET - M HOPACE 5 MG Tablets - M/E ROSUVAS 10 MG TABLET - E STARPRESS-XL 50 MG TABLET - M Could you pl. suggest some cheaper alternative medicines? Thank you
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
U can go for generics
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References
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