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Ctor 10 mg Tablet

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Composition for Ctor 10 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Ctor 10 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of Ctor Tablet

Uses of Ctor Tablet

Ctor 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Ctor Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Ctor 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. Ctor 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ctor Tablet works

Ctor 10 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 Ctor Tablet

Expert advice for Ctor Tablet

  • Ctor 10 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, Ctor 10 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 Ctor 10 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Ctor 10 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
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Ctor Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Ctor Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Ctor 10 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
Ctor 10 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
Ctor 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Ctor 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ctor 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Ctor 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ctor 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ctor 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Ctor Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Ctor 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Ctor 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 Ctor used for lowering cholesterol?
Ctor 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, Ctor 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 Ctor diuretic?
Ctor is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Ctor better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Ctor, 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 Ctor cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Ctor. 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 Ctor. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Ctor as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Ctor lower the level of triglycerides?
Ctor belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Ctor 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 Ctor cause weight loss?
Ctor 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 Ctor.
Q. Does Ctor cause erectile dysfunction?
Ctor 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 Ctor.
Q. Does Ctor cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Ctor. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Ctor as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Ctor cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Ctor, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Ctor.
Q. Does Ctor cause frequent urination?
Ctor has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Ctor.
Q. Does Ctor cause high blood pressure?
Ctor has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Ctor.
Q. Is Ctor a blood thinner?
Ctor is not a blood thinner. Ctor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Ctor safe to take?
Ctor is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Ctor a beta blocker?
Ctor is not a beta blocker. Ctor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Ctor a controlled substance?
Ctor 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 Ctor an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Ctor is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Ctor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Ctor with metformin?
Ctor 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 Ctor with ibuprofen?
Ctor 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 Ctor with milk?
No information is available for the use of Ctor with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Ctor with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Ctor 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 Ctor with levothyroxine?
Ctor 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 Ctor with amlodipine?
Ctor 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 Ctor with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Ctor 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 Ctor with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Ctor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Ctor. 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 Ctor with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Ctor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Ctor. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Ctor cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Ctor. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Ctor lower blood pressure?
Ctor 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 Ctor has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Ctor affect the liver?
Ctor 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 Ctor cause itching?
Ctor 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 Ctor thin blood?
Ctor is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Ctor?
Ctor 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 Ctor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Ctor with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad
Ctor with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil, Entinib, Imalek, Glomatinib, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib
Ctor with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo
Ctor with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itracip, Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra, Itoz, Belitra, Sitra, Ozitral, Itrapro
Ctor with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Caldip
Ctor with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom
Ctor with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Fungior, Vhope
Ctor with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Carz, Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Biocarb, Arbetol, Zep, Carbdac
Ctor with Fluconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluconazole: Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon, Fluzole, Geoflu, Rascon, Con F, Fucan, Flucur
Ctor with Miconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Miconazole: Canticid
Ctor with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc
Ctor with Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amlodipine: Amom, Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod, Espin, Amcard, Esamlo, Amwa, S Amlort, Argopres
Ctor with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast
Ctor with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Finograt, Fenoca TG, Golip, Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard
Ctor with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Erythromycin: Arthrox, Ciresto, Eromax, Avithrocin, Denthrocin, E Cin, T Mycin, Suzithrocin, Methro, Erypsin
Ctor with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: Clowil, Odis, Kamestin, Cano, Gynaemed, Clovag, Ctm V, Caniten, D Zorb, Clotrim V
Ctor with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace
Ctor with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin
Ctor with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Terbimet, Derbina, Mycosol, Tinacure, Terowin, Febitan
Ctor with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, CLR, Claripax, O Clar, Clarinic, C Cin, Klarim, Klarinton, Cloff, Clavid
Ctor with Cilnidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilnidipine: Cilniright, Torcillin, D Blok, Bpcrush, Cilidus, Clindinol, Cindalin, Camco, Ciladoc, Clinidip
Ctor with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Serox, Marox, Roxup, Roxiden, P Rox
Ctor with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Beniq
Ctor with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Donogen, Gonablok
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