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Lower A 20 mg Tablet

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Composition for Lower A 20 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Lower A 20 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Lower A Tablet

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Uses of Lower A Tablet

Lower A 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
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Lower A Tablet side effects

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

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How to use Lower A 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. Lower A 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lower A Tablet works

Lower A 20 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 Lower A Tablet

Expert advice for Lower A Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Lower A 20 mg Tablet for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • It decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • In general, Lower A 20 mg Tablet is safe. However, some people may develop digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), joint pain, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine after starting the medication.
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Lower A Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Lower A Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Lower A 20 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
Lower A 20 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
Lower A 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Lower A 20 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lower A 20 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lower A 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lower A 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lower A 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Lower A Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Lower A 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

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

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