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Latin Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Latin Capsule

Latin Capsule is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It may be used with some other medicines to treat and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise, and not smoking may help this medicine to work better. It may cause diarrhea as a side effect, so it is better to have this medicine with food. Stomach pain, muscle pain, and weakness are some other side effects associated with this medicine.

Uses of Latin Capsule

Latin Capsule side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood

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. Latin Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Latin Capsule works

Latin Capsule 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).

Latin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Latin Capsule. 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 fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Latin Capsule 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
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.
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.

What if you miss a dose of Latin Capsule?

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

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Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the 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 Latin Capsule may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Latin Capsule if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Does Latin cause gas?

Yes, 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 Latin, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Latin used for lowering cholesterol?

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 low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. 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.

Q. Does Latin lower blood pressure?

Latin is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, studies show that Latin has a small blood-pressure lowering effect.

Q. Does Latin affect the liver?

Latin is rarely associated with hepatobiliary (liver, bladder, bile ducts, or bile) disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal results of liver function test. Hence, getting liver function tests at regular intervals is recommended.

Q. Does Latin cause itching?

The use of Latin can cause itching and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.

Q. What is Latin?

Latin is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medicines called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. This class of drugs lowers the cholesterol levels effectively by blocking the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. It lowers the cholesterol levels by blocking the formation of cholesterol.

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol 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. Can the use of Latin cause diabetes?

No, 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. Let your doctor know if you have diabetes mellitus and have been advised to take Latin. This is necessary because your doctor may need to monitor your blood sugar levels continuously.

Q. Can Latin lower the level of triglycerides?

Yes, 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 low-fat diet and lifestyle changes also fail to control cholesterol.

Q. Does Latin cause weight loss?

No, 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 taking Latin.

Q. Does Latin cause erectile dysfunction?

Yes, Latin can cause erectile dysfunction in very rare cases. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while taking Latin.

Q. Does Latin cause diarrhea?

Yes, 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.

Q. Does Latin cause memory loss?

No, Latin does not cause loss of memory. However, it is an uncommon side effect of Latin, and may affect only 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Latin.

Q. Does Latin cause frequent urination?

No, Latin has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Latin.

Q. Does Latin cause high blood pressure?

No, 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.

Q. Is Latin safe to take?

Yes, Latin is safe if used in prescribed doses for the prescribed duration advised by your doctor.

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