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Eternex 10mg Tablet

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Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Eternex 10mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Eternex 10mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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MRP
83.5
₹8.35/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Eternex Tablet

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Uses of Eternex Tablet

Eternex 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
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Eternex 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 Eternex 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. Eternex 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Eternex Tablet works

Eternex 10mg 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 Eternex Tablet

Expert advice for Eternex Tablet

  • Eternex 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.
  • Eternex prevents one death in every 50 patients with heart disease treated over 4 to 5 years.
  • In general, Eternex 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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Eternex Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Eternex Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Eternex 10mg 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
Eternex 10mg 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
Eternex 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Eternex 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Eternex 10mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Eternex 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Eternex 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Eternex 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Eternex Tablet?uses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Eternex 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.
Eternex 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, Eternex 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.
Eternex is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Eternex better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Eternex, 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 Eternex. 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 Eternex. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Eternex as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Eternex belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Eternex 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.
Eternex 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 Eternex.
Eternex 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 Eternex.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Eternex. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Eternex as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Eternex, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Eternex.
Eternex has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Eternex.
Eternex has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Eternex.
Eternex is not a blood thinner. Eternex is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Eternex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Eternex is not a beta blocker. Eternex is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Eternex 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.
Eternex is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Eternex is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Eternex with metformin?
Eternex 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 Eternex with ibuprofen?
Eternex 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 Eternex with milk?
No information is available for the use of Eternex with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Eternex with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Eternex 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.
Eternex 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 Eternex with amlodipine?
Eternex 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 Eternex with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Eternex 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 Eternex with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Eternex by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Eternex. 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 Eternex with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Eternex by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Eternex. 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 Eternex. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Eternex 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 Eternex has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Eternex 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.
Eternex use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Eternex is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Eternex 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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Taking Eternex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Eternex with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Tachyra, Pacenorm, Amiodon, Eurythmic, Amiodar, Ritebeat, Cordarone X, Panarol, Duron, Cordarone
Eternex with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Eternex with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Eternex with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer, Vasotop
Eternex with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Lopid
Eternex with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Gonablok, Ladogal, Endometryl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nicotinic acid / Niacin: Nicoglow
Eternex with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal
Eternex with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac, Fenofibric, Tgr
Eternex with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Tzorg, Terbicide, Tinazen, Zygter, Terfast, Fluty TF, Terbit
Eternex with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Caritec
Eternex with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin, Depin, Nifelat, Nifedine, Nifidip
Eternex with Clotrimazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clotrimazole: PV 6, Oraloz Mpt
Eternex with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: S-Amcard, Esam, Big Dvr
Eternex with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin, Ticin
Eternex with Bosentan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bosentan: Lupibose
Eternex with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad, Ezedoc
Eternex with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Eternex with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Neoral, Consiral, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral, Sandimmun
Eternex with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Eternex with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Nixitral, I-Tyza, Afderm, Itraderm
Eternex with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Eternex with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin, Clarigard
Eternex with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Eternex with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Vosicaz, Vorizol, Voraze, Rextro, Vhope, Vonaz, Vocozo, Voritek, Voritrop, Vorifit, Vorzu
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