Latin Capsule

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Oxford Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Latin 20mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
36.18
₹3.62/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Latin Capsule

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Uses of Latin Capsule

Latin Capsule is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels.
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Side effects of Latin Capsule

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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 Latin Capsule

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 Latin Capsule at a fixed time.

How Latin Capsule works

Latin capsule is a lipid-lowering medication (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 Latin Capsule

Expert advice for Latin Capsule

  • Decreases bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and increases good cholesterol levels.
  • Helps prevent heart attack, stroke and death, especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or a history of smoking.
  • In general, Latin is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas, heartburn or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food (preferably half an hour after dinner).
  • Inform your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, weakness, dark urine or yellow colour in your eyes or skin.
  • Your doctor may ask you to check your blood sugar before and after you start Latin.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Latin Capsule
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Latin Capsule 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
Latin Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Lim
ited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Latin Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Latin Capsule is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Latin Capsule is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Latin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Latin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Latin Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Azibey 200mg Suspension, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Atorvastatin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Latin 20mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

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