Attor 20mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Attor Tablet

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Uses of Attor Tablet

Attor 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels.
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Side effects of Attor Tablet

Common

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.

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How to use Attor 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Attor 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Attor Tablet works

Attor 20mg tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information on Attor Tablet

Expert advice for Attor Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Attor.
  • Attor may increase blood sugar levels. Your doctor may ask to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Attor 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Attor 20mg 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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Lactation
Attor 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
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Attor 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Attor 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Attor 20mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
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Attor 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Attor 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Attor 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Attor 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

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