Avas 80mg Tablet

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Composition for Avas 80mg Tablet

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₹31.66/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Avas Tablet

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Uses of Avas Tablet

Avas 80mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol and increased triglycerides.
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Side effects of Avas Tablet

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Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

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

How Avas Tablet works

Avas 80mg tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (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 Avas Tablet

Expert advice for Avas Tablet

  • Avas lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL). It helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
  • Regular exercise and low-fat diet further help to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • Avas prevents one death in every 50 patients with heart disease treated over 4 to 5 years.
  • In general, Avas is safe. It may cause digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • It is better to take in the evening.
  • Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if you have fever, a sick feeling or dark urine.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Avas 80mg Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Avas 80mg 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
Avas 80mg 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
SAFE
Avas 80mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Avas 80mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Avas 80mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
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Avas 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Avas 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Avas 80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Itragreat 200mg Capsule, Itragreat 100mg Capsule, Flutis 150mg Tablet, Azibey 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

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

Frequently asked questions for Avas 80mg Tablet

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