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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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alcohol
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Avoid Atq tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Taking Atorvastation with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
UNSAFE
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. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Memory impairment, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Fever, Heartburn, Indigestion, Muscle pain, Nausea, Weakness
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, 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

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Expert advice for ATQ

  • Consult your doctor if you feel sudden muscle pain, weakness or fever
  • Consult your doctor if you notice dark colored urine or yellowing of eyes or skin
  • Avoid intake of excess fat containing food, it may reduce the effectiveness of atorvastatin.
  • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice, it may interact and lead to potentially dangerous effect.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have had a previous stroke with bleeding into the brain
  • Consult your doctor  if you have kidney problems, under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism),  a personal or family history of muscle problems

Frequently asked questions for ATQ

Atorvastatin

Q.What is tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20?
Atorvastatin (also available as tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20) belong 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.

Q.Is atorvastatin same as simvastatin/ pravastatin?
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q.Is atorvastatin diuretic/ beta blocker/ ace inhibitor?
No. Atorvastatin belongs to class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or statins

Q.It atorvastatin gluten free?
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is it a blood thinner?
No. it is a lipid lowering drug

Q.Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin/ pravastatin?
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same category of medications with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

Coenzyme Q10

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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

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

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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

Q.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q.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 06 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)