Medicine Overview of Atvas Tablet
Side Effects of Atvas are Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.
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. Atvas 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Atvas 20 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 Atvas Tablet
Atvas 20 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, Atvas 20 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 Atvas 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
- Do not take Atvas 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
Atvas Tablet related warnings
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Atvas 20 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.
Atvas 20 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.
Atvas 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Atvas 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atvas 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Atvas 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atvas 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atvas 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Atvas 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Questions Related to Atvas
I have vitamin. B12 deficiency. And high cholesterol
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Avoid fried food extra salt and regular exercise plus tab homocheck daily after consulting with your physician
High Cholesterol 208 mg/dl and Triglyceride 212 mg/dl.
Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi
Hi. The cholesterol value is borderline high and can be easily controlled with lifestyle changes. Avoid oily and spicy food. Walk or exercise daily for 1 hour. Check your blood pressure and repeat your lipid profile after 1 month and let us know.
high cholesterol as per the lipid profile report
Dr. Saurabh Arora
avoid fried food and extra salt and regular exercise and repeat after 3 months
Hba1c -8.2 cholesterol 203 sgpt 113 what can i do i take glimestar-2 but sugar not in control
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
your sugar levels are pretty highcholesterol and sgpt toomedicines have to be upgraded
hello i am worried about my high Cholesterol. plz recommend me medicine.
Dr. Satish Kumar Jyoti
If you are non diabetic, non hypertensive, non smoker, then you can try life style changes like low fat, low calorie diet abs regular exercise for 1 month. Else you can take risuvastatin or Atorvastatin.
Having high cholesterol problemShall I take medicines like omega 3 capsules
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Yes you can take it It will only increase HDL cholesterol which is good cholesterol To decrease total cholesterol or tag pr LDL do exercise daily for 1-2 hours like brisk walking for 2-2 kms Avoid fatty foods
High cholesterol and lipid. Also type 2 diabetes under control. Vegetarian. Pls advise on dite
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively, take Healthy fats from raw nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds etc, fresh Fruits and vegetables,whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre diet, avoid refined carbohydrate diet,if u eat non veg u can take fish, poultry egg white, pulses whereas avoid red meat, avoid saturated fats like ghee, butter, avoid sweet foods, take small but frequent meals, supplements containing omega 3 fatty acids like Multivite fm omega capsule Quit smoking, avoid too much alcohol intake, find ways to reduce stress like meditation, yoga, etc. Moderate exercise daily like a brisk walk for 1 km. hope it helps
Frequently asked questions about Atvas Tablet
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 Atvas used for lowering cholesterol?
Atvas 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, Atvas 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.
Atvas is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atvas better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atvas, 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 Atvas cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atvas. 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 Atvas. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Atvas as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Atvas lower the level of triglycerides?
Atvas belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atvas 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 Atvas cause weight loss?
Atvas 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 Atvas.
Q. Does Atvas cause erectile dysfunction?
Atvas 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 Atvas.
Q. Does Atvas cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atvas. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atvas as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Atvas cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Atvas, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atvas.
Q. Does Atvas cause frequent urination?
Atvas has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Atvas.
Q. Does Atvas cause high blood pressure?
Atvas has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atvas.
Q. Is Atvas a blood thinner?
Atvas is not a blood thinner. Atvas is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atvas safe to take?
Atvas is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Atvas a beta blocker?
Atvas is not a beta blocker. Atvas is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atvas a controlled substance?
Atvas 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 Atvas an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atvas is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atvas is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atvas with metformin?
Atvas 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 Atvas with ibuprofen?
Atvas 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 Atvas with milk?
No information is available for the use of Atvas with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Atvas with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atvas 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 Atvas with levothyroxine?
Atvas 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 Atvas with amlodipine?
Atvas 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 Atvas with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atvas 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 Atvas with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atvas by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atvas. 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 Atvas with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atvas by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atvas. 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 Atvas. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atvas lower blood pressure?
Atvas 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 Atvas has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Atvas affect the liver?
Atvas 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 Atvas cause itching?
Atvas 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 Atvas thin blood?
Atvas is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Atvas 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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