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AZERVA 5 MG TABLET

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Composition for AZERVA 5 MG TABLET

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Primary uses of AZERVA 5 MG TABLET

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Azerva Tablet

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Uses of Azerva Tablet

AZERVA 5 MG TABLET is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
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Azerva Tablet side effects

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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 Azerva 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. AZERVA 5 MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Azerva Tablet works

AZERVA 5 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 Azerva Tablet

Expert advice for Azerva Tablet

  • You have been prescribed AZERVA 5 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, AZERVA 5 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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Azerva Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Azerva Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
AZERVA 5 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
AZERVA 5 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
AZERVA 5 MG TABLET does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
AZERVA 5 MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of AZERVA 5 MG TABLET is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
AZERVA 5 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of AZERVA 5 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of AZERVA 5 MG TABLET is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Azerva Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of AZERVA 5 MG TABLET, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Azerva 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.
Azerva 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, Azerva 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.
Azerva is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Azerva better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Azerva, 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 Azerva. 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 Azerva. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Azerva as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Azerva belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Azerva 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.
Azerva 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 Azerva.
Azerva 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 Azerva.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Azerva. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Azerva as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Azerva, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Azerva.
Azerva has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Azerva.
Azerva has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Azerva.
Azerva is not a blood thinner. Azerva is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Azerva is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Azerva is not a beta blocker. Azerva is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Azerva 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.
Azerva is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Azerva is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Azerva with metformin?
Azerva 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 Azerva with ibuprofen?
Azerva 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 Azerva with milk?
No information is available for the use of Azerva with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Azerva with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Azerva 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.
Azerva 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 Azerva with amlodipine?
Azerva 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 Azerva with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Azerva 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 Azerva with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Azerva by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Azerva. 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 Azerva with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Azerva by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Azerva. 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 Azerva. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Azerva 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 Azerva has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Azerva 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.
Azerva use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Azerva is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Azerva 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 Azerva with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Azerva with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Tachyra, Pacenorm, Amiodon, Eurythmic, Amiodar, Ritebeat, Cordarone X, Panarol, Duron
Azerva with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Azerva with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Tzorg, Terbicide, Tinazen, Zygter, Terfast, Fluty TF, Terbit
Azerva with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Azerva with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin
Azerva with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud
Azerva with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: S-Amcard, Esam, Big Dvr
Azerva with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Itral, Nixitral, I-Tyza, Afderm, Itraderm
Azerva with Sertaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sertaconazole: Episert, Sercos
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Azerva with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad, Ezedoc
Azerva with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal
Azerva with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid
Azerva with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Azerva with Bosentan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bosentan: Lupibose
Azerva with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Caritec
Azerva with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac, Fenofibric, Tgr
Azerva with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Azerva with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Erythromycin: Althrocin, Eryster, Eryspic, Elthrocin, Etomin, Erythrocin, Erypal, Erythrokem, Agrocin, Eltocin, Eryspans
Azerva with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Azerva with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Gonablok, Ladogal, Endometryl
Azerva with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Azerva with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Azerva with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Vosicaz, Vorizol, Voraze, Rextro, Vhope, Vonaz, Vocozo, Voritek, Voritrop, Vorifit, Vorzu
Azerva with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer, Vasotop
Azerva with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat, Nifedine, Nifidip

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