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Composition FOR ATQ

Atorvastatin(10 mg),Coenzyme Q10(NA)

food interaction for ATQ

alcohol interaction for ATQ

pregnancy interaction for ATQ

lactation interaction for ATQ

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Avoid Atq tablet with grapefruit juice.
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Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Atq tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Atq tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ATQ

Atorvastatin(10 mg)

Uses

Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased ldl levels in blood

How it works

Atorvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood
Coenzyme Q10(NA)

Uses

Coenzyme Q10 is used in nutritional defeciencies

How it works

CoQ10 is a fat-soluble compound (chemical) synthesized by the body, required for the proper function of many organs and chemical reactions in the body. It also acts as an antioxidant (substance that protects against cell damage) by neutralizing the free radicals (waste products formed in the body during energy production).

Common side effects

Nausea, Night sweats, Pneumonitis, Abnormal breathing, Altered sperm motility, Chest pain, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in paying attention, Fainting, Fatigue, Fungal infection of skin, Headache, Hearing loss, Heartburn, Indigestion, Influenza like symptoms, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Rash, Itching, Loss of appetite, Low energy, Muscle pain, Respiratory tract infection, Running nose, Sinus infection, Sinus inflammation, Sore throat, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Trembling, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES FOR ATQ

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Expert advice FOR ATQ

  • Take Atorvastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Atorvastatin, it may worsen the adverse effects of this medicine on the liver.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Do not take Niacin with Atorvastatin. Niacin may increase Atorvastatin's side effects on the muscles, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Notify the doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any kind of surgery.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.

Frequently asked questions FOR ATQ

Atorvastatin

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Is atorvastatin used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorvastatin 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, atorvastatin 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.

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Is atorvastatin diuretic?
Atorvastatin is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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It atorvastatin gluten free?
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use for complete information on its contents.

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Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorvastatin, 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.

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Does atorvastatin cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of atorvastatin. 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 atorvastatin. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take atorvastatin as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.

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Does atorvastatin reduce triglycerides?
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorvastatin 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.

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Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?
Atorvastatin 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 atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorvastatin 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 atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of atorvastatin. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking atorvastatin as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

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Does atorvastatin cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of atorvastatin, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause frequent urination?
Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause high blood pressure?
Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking atorvastatin.

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Is atorvastatin a blood thinner?
Atorvastatin is not a blood thinner. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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Is atorvastatin safe to take?
Atorvastatin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is atorvastatin a beta blocker?
Atorvastatin is not a beta blocker. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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Is atorvastatin and atorvastatin calcium the same?
Atorvastatin is a prescription medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is marketed in the form of a calcium salt as atorvastatin calcium trihydrate.

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Is atorvastatin a controlled substance?
Atorvastatin 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.

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Is atorvastatin an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorvastatin is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

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Can I take atorvastatin with metformin?
Atorvastatin 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.

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Can I take atorvastatin with ibuprofen?
Atorvastatin 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.

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Can I take atorvastatin with milk?
No information is available for the use of atorvastatin with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.

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Can I take atorvastatin with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and atorvastatin 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.

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Can I take atorvastatin with alcohol?
It is not recommended to take atorvastatin with alcohol as it may increase the risk of liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking atorvastatin with alcohol.

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Can I take atorvastatin with levothyroxine?
Atorvastatin 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.

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Can I take atorvastatin with amlodipine?
Atorvastatin 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.

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Can I take atorvastatin with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of atorvastatin 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.

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Can I take atorvastatin with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with atorvastatin. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with atorvastatin. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does atorvastatin cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of atorvastatin. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does atorvastatin lower blood pressure?
Atorvastatin 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 atorvastatin has a small blood pressure lowering effect.

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Does atorvastatin affect the liver?
Atorvastatin 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.

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Does atorvastatin cause itching?
Atorvastatin use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

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Does atorvastatin thin blood?
Atorvastatin is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.

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What is atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin 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.

Coenzyme Q10

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Is Coenzyme Q10 a vitamin?
No, Coenzyme Q10 is not a vitamin. It is a vitamin-like substance found throughout the body

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Is Coenzyme Q10 FDA approved?
Yes, At least one formulation of CoQ10 has been FDA-approved as an orphan drug for rare genetic disorders such as mitochondrial deficiencies

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Is Coenzyme Q10 natural?
Yes, Coenzyme Q10 is natural as it is synthesized in the human body. CoQ10 is found in most cells of the body, with high concentrations in the heart, liver, kidney, and pancreas

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Is Coenzyme Q10 good for weight loss?
It is not yet studied or established in humans whether Coenzyme Q10 supplementation is beneficial for weight loss

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Is Coenzyme Q10 safe/ bad for you?
If taken as a supplement at the prescribed doses Coenzyme Q10 is safe, and not bad for you. Although, it may cause some side effects

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Is Coenzyme Q10 a blood thinner/ blood thinning agent/ Plavix (clopidogrel)?
No, Coenzyme Q10 does not have any known effects on blood thinning. However, if given with a blood thinning agent, it may increase the risk of bleeding

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Is Coenzyme Q10 effective in statin myopathy?
There is some evidence that coenzyme Q10 might reduce muscle pain caused due to statin therapy which are used to lower the cholesterol. However, more research is needed to determine whether coenzyme Q10 supplementation might be beneficial

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with lisinopril?
Lisinopril is prescribed for high blood pressure. CoQ10 may be prescribed along with the blood pressure lowering medications to aid their effect. However, combined use might cause your blood pressure to go too low

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with Lipitor/Crestor?
Statins are cholesterol lowering drugs. Coenzyme Q10 has been found to be beneficial in statin induced muscle pain (myopathy) and may be prescribed together if you experience this side-effect. However, coenzyme Q10 is known to interact adversely with statins. Consult your physician before taking statins and CoQ10 together

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with citalopram?
There is some evidence that coenzyme Q10 might interact with antidepressants such as citalopram. Please consult your doctor before using coenzyme Q10 while on citalopram therapy

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with fish oil?
There are no known serious interactions between coenzyme Q10 and fish oil

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with warfarin?
Taking coenzyme Q10 with warfarin must be avoided, as it may increase the risk of bleeding

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with other vitamins/multivitamins?
There are no known serious interactions between coenzyme Q10 other vitamins; However, please consult your doctor before using coenzyme Q10 with other vitamins or multivitamin supplementation

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with Synthroid?
Coenzyme Q10 may affect thyroid hormone levels and interact with synthetic thyroid agents such as Synthroid. Consult your doctor before taking Synthyroid and CoQ10 together

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Can I take Coenzyme Q10 with atenolol?
There is some evidence that coenzyme Q10 might interact with betablockers such as atenolol and cause excessive lowering of blood pressure. Please consult your doctor before using coenzyme Q10 while on atenolol therapy

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Does coenzyme Q10 reduce/lower blood pressure?
Few clinical studies have shown that coenzyme Q10 can slightly reduce blood pressure. If given with a blood pressure lowering medicine, it may excessively reduce blood pressure

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Does coenzyme Q10 cause weight gain?
No, Coenzyme Q10 does not have any known effects on body weight

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Does coenzyme Q10 reduce Cholesterol/triglycerides?
No, Coenzyme Q10 does not have any known cholesterol / triglyceride lowering effects

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Does coenzyme Q10 gives you energy?
Coenzyme Q-10 does participate in the energy production

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Does coenzyme Q10 cause insomnia/ gas?
Yes, Coenzyme Q10 can rarely cause insomnia, and may even cause gas

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Does coenzyme Q10 cause hair loss?
No, Coenzyme Q10 does not have any known effects on hair loss

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Does coenzyme Q10 cause improve egg quality?
No, Coenzyme Q10 does not have any known effects on egg quality

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Is Coenzyme Q10 good for your skin and heart?
Yes, Coenzyme Q10 supplementation is known to have protective effects on the heart. Due to its antioxidant effects, it may be good for your skin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)