Cholechek 20mg Tablet

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Composition for Cholechek 20mg Tablet

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Uses of Cholechek Tablet

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

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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 Cholechek 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 Cholechek 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Cholechek Tablet works

Cholechek 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 Cholechek Tablet

Expert advice for Cholechek Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Cholechek.
  • Cholechek 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 Cholechek 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
Cholechek 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
Cholechek 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactati
on. 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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Cholechek 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
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Cholechek 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cholechek 20mg Tablet is recommended.

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

Use of Cholechek 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
Cordarone 150mg Injection 3ml, Imalek 400mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet

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 Cholechek 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

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