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Atr 80 mg Tablet

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Composition for Atr 80 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Atr 80 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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MRP
350
₹35/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Atr Tablet

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Uses of Atr Tablet

Atr 80 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
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Atr Tablet side effects

Common

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

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

How Atr Tablet works

Atr 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 Atr Tablet

Expert advice for Atr Tablet

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

What if you miss a dose of Atr Tablet?uses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Atr Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Atr with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Atr with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Tachyra, Pacenorm, Amiodon, Eurythmic, Amiodar, Ritebeat, Cordarone X, Panarol, Duron
Atr with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Atr with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Atr with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad, Ezedoc
Atr with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat, Nifedine, Nifidip
Atr with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Atr with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac, Fenofibric, Tgr
Atr with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Itral, Nixitral, I-Tyza, Afderm, Itraderm
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Klarcid, Clarie, C Cin
Atr with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: S-Amcard, Esam, Big Dvr
Atr with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Caritec
Atr with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Atr with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Atr with Bosentan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bosentan: Lupibose
Atr with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Atr with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Atr with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Neoral, Consiral, Oncyclo, Psorid, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral, Sandimmun
Atr with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Ticin
Atr with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Vosicaz, Vorizol, Voraze, Rextro, Vhope, Vonaz, Vocozo, Voritek, Voritrop, Vorifit, Vorzu
Atr with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Gonablok, Ladogal, Endometryl
Atr with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer, Vasotop
Atr with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Tzorg, Tinazen, Terfast, Fluty TF, Terbit

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