Lower A 20 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Lower A Tablet
Lower A 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
Lower A Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
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).
Lower A Tablet related warnings
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?
If you miss a dose of Lower A 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

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  • Lower A 20 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, Lower A 20 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 Lower A 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Lower A 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lower A with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lower A

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My son is having fever since last 2 days and as per doc. we are giving Meftal P and Taxim O Forte. Again now he is having high fever. Should we continue this medicine and can we give Thande paani ki patti
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Acetaminophen (Tylenol and others) can be used to lower a fever. The recommended pediatric dose can be suggested by the child's pediatrician.An individual with a fever should be kept comfortable and not overdressed. Overdressing can cause the temperature to rise further. Tepid water (85 F [30 C]) baths are a home remedy that may help bring down a fever.Keep your child?s room and your home comfortably cool, and dress him lightly. Encourage him to drink extra fluid or other liquids (water, diluted fruit juices, commercially prepared oral electrolyte solutions. If the room is warm or stuffy, place a fan nearby to keep cool air moving.Usually sponging will bring down the fever by one to two degrees in thirty to forty-five minutes.
I have vitamin. B12 deficiency. And high cholesterol
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food extra salt and regular exercise plus tab homocheck daily after consulting with your physician
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FAQs

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 Lower A used for lowering cholesterol?
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.
Q. Is Lower A diuretic?
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.
Q. Can the use of Lower A cause diabetes?
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.
Q. Can Lower A lower the level of triglycerides?
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.
Q. Does Lower A cause weight loss?
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.
Q. Does Lower A cause erectile dysfunction?
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.
Q. Does Lower A cause diarrhea?
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.
Q. Does Lower A cause memory loss?
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.
Q. Does Lower A cause frequent urination?
Lower A has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Lower A.
Q. Does Lower A cause high blood pressure?
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.
Q. Is Lower A a blood thinner?
Lower A is not a blood thinner. Lower A is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Lower A safe to take?
Lower A is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Lower A a beta blocker?
Lower A is not a beta blocker. Lower A is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Lower A a controlled substance?
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.
Q. Is Lower A an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
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.
Q. Can I take Lower A with levothyroxine?
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.
Q. Does Lower A cause gas?
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.
Q. Does Lower A lower blood pressure?
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.
Q. Does Lower A affect the liver?
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.
Q. Does Lower A cause itching?
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.
Q. Does Lower A thin blood?
Lower A is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Lower A?
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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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