Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Atorva Tablet
Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
Atorva Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
How to use Atorva 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 WP 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Atorva Tablet works
Atorva WP 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).
Atorva Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Atorva WP 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.
Lactation
Atorva WP 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.
Driving
SAFE
Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
What if you miss a dose of Atorva Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). Take it along with regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • In general, Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting 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 Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atorva WP 10 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atorva 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 Atorva

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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
My tryglycyride level is 386 and tsh fluctuates between 5 and 7.should i take medicine
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
yes for tryglyceride take ATORVA 20mg once daily for 3 months and repeat test after 3 months, avoid oily food, do exercise for 20-30 minutes daily like walking
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FAQs

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 Atorva used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorva 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, Atorva 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 Atorva diuretic?
Atorva is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorva better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorva, 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 Atorva cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atorva. 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 Atorva. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atorva as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Atorva lower the level of triglycerides?
Atorva belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorva 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 Atorva cause weight loss?
Atorva 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 Atorva.
Q. Does Atorva cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorva 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 Atorva.
Q. Does Atorva cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorva. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorva as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Atorva cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atorva, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorva.
Q. Does Atorva cause frequent urination?
Atorva has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atorva.
Q. Does Atorva cause high blood pressure?
Atorva has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorva.
Q. Is Atorva a blood thinner?
Atorva is not a blood thinner. Atorva is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorva safe to take?
Atorva is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Atorva a beta blocker?
Atorva is not a beta blocker. Atorva is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorva a controlled substance?
Atorva 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 Atorva an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorva is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorva is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorva with metformin?
Atorva 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 Atorva with ibuprofen?
Atorva 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 Atorva with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atorva with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atorva with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorva 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 Atorva with levothyroxine?
Atorva 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 Atorva with amlodipine?
Atorva 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 Atorva with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorva 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 Atorva with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorva by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorva. 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 Atorva with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorva by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorva. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Atorva cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorva. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atorva lower blood pressure?
Atorva 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 Atorva has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Atorva affect the liver?
Atorva 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 Atorva cause itching?
Atorva 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 Atorva thin blood?
Atorva is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Atorva?
Atorva 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Jul 2018.
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