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Aztor 20 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Aztor 20 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
Pregnancy
MRP
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₹13.97/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Aztor Tablet

Uses of Aztor Tablet

Aztor 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Aztor Tablet side effects

Common

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

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

How Aztor Tablet works

Aztor 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 Aztor Tablet

Expert advice for Aztor Tablet

  • Aztor 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, Aztor 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 Aztor 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Aztor 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
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Aztor Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Aztor Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Aztor 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.
Lactation
Aztor 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.
Driving
SAFE
Aztor 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Aztor 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Aztor 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Aztor 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aztor 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Aztor 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Aztor Tablet?

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If you miss a dose of Aztor 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Aztor

I am type 2 diabetic patient. Taking janumet 50/500 twice per day. Also in reports cholestrol is not in normal range so doctor prescribed aztor 10mg tab one per day. I am also taking D-Rise 60K once in week. I have taken aztor 10mg tablets for ten days after that stop. But I continuely taken Janumet and D-rise. Currently my sugar level reached to normal but some time fasting suger level varies from 106-122 mg/dl. Can I still need to take aztor tablet? When I have to stop D-rise? When I have to stop Janumet? When I have to consult doctor?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
D rise one monthyAnd continue ur medicine
Age 34, Height 174 cm, Weight 90 kg high day concentration in abdomen & good with double chin for last 15 years Taking Exam 5, Nebicard 5 & Aztor 10 daily Uric Acid level remains high suggest how can I get rid from all these in natural ways
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
If uric acid levels are also high you would need a Prescription medicine for that also. You need to reduce your weight. Other medications need to be continued under a Doctor's follow upGuidelines to loose weight1. Decrease calorie intake by 500- 1000 kcal/day to a level of 800-1800 kcal/day. 2. Take 500 ml of water before each meal 3. 30 - 60 minute of continuous aerobic exercise 5-7 times per week 4. Shorter bouts of exercise of around 10 minutes are associated with better adherence and more weight loss than are longer bouts of exercise 5. 7 - 8 hours of sleep per day. < 6 hours or > 9 hours of sleep is associated with increased total body weight. Considering the above information it is advised that you enrol yourself in weight loss programme under supervision of a Doctor
I have vitamin. B12 deficiency. And high cholesterol
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
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
Heart Specialist
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
Heart Specialist
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
Diabetes Specialist
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
Diabetes Specialist
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.

Frequently asked questions about Aztor Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin
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 Aztor used for lowering cholesterol?
Aztor 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, Aztor 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.
Q. Is Aztor diuretic?
Aztor is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Aztor better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Aztor, 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 Aztor cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Aztor. 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 Aztor. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Aztor as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Aztor lower the level of triglycerides?
Aztor belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Aztor 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 Aztor cause weight loss?
Aztor 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 Aztor.
Q. Does Aztor cause erectile dysfunction?
Aztor 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 Aztor.
Q. Does Aztor cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Aztor. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Aztor as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Aztor cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Aztor, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Aztor.
Q. Does Aztor cause frequent urination?
Aztor has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Aztor.
Q. Does Aztor cause high blood pressure?
Aztor has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Aztor.
Q. Is Aztor a blood thinner?
Aztor is not a blood thinner. Aztor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Aztor safe to take?
Aztor is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Aztor a beta blocker?
Aztor is not a beta blocker. Aztor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Aztor a controlled substance?
Aztor 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 Aztor an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Aztor is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Aztor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Aztor with metformin?
Aztor 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 Aztor with ibuprofen?
Aztor 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 Aztor with milk?
No information is available for the use of Aztor with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Aztor with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Aztor 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 Aztor with levothyroxine?
Aztor 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 Aztor with amlodipine?
Aztor 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 Aztor with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Aztor 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 Aztor with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Aztor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Aztor. 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 Aztor with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Aztor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Aztor. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Aztor cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Aztor. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Aztor lower blood pressure?
Aztor 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 Aztor has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Aztor affect the liver?
Aztor 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 Aztor cause itching?
Aztor 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 Aztor thin blood?
Aztor is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Aztor?
Aztor 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 Aztor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Aztor with Cilnidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilnidipine: Cilniright, Torcillin
Aztor with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis
Aztor with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep
Aztor with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra
Aztor with Fluconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluconazole: Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon, Fluzole, Geoflu, Rascon, Con F, Fucan, Flucur
Aztor with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Erythromycin: Arthrox
Aztor with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Rin, Serox, Marox, Roxup
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil
Aztor with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell
Aztor with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac
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