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Mactor 40 mg Tablet

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Mactor 40 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Mactor 40 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
MRP
136.47
₹13.65/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Mactor Tablet

Uses of Mactor Tablet

Mactor 40 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Mactor Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Mactor 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. Mactor 40 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mactor Tablet works

Mactor 40 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 Mactor Tablet

Expert advice for Mactor Tablet

  • Mactor 40 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, Mactor 40 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 Mactor 40 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Mactor 40 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
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Mactor Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for Mactor Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Mactor 40 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
Mactor 40 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
Mactor 40 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Mactor 40 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Mactor 40 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Mactor 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mactor 40 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mactor 40 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Mactor Tablet?

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If you miss a dose of Mactor 40 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Mactor

My cholestrol level is high .l take medcine mactor f and also morring walk low meal but not getting better result
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-abana-tablet-otc120273One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsuse this medicine along with your treatment
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
High Cholesterol 208 mg/dl and Triglyceride 212 mg/dl.
Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi
Heart Specialist
Hi. The cholesterol value is borderline high and can be easily controlled with lifestyle changes. Avoid oily and spicy food. Walk or exercise daily for 1 hour. Check your blood pressure and repeat your lipid profile after 1 month and let us know.
high cholesterol as per the lipid profile report
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
avoid fried food and extra salt and regular exercise and repeat after 3 months
Hba1c -8.2 cholesterol 203 sgpt 113 what can i do i take glimestar-2 but sugar not in control
Dr. Ashwin Porwal
Diabetes Specialist
your sugar levels are pretty highcholesterol and sgpt toomedicines have to be upgraded
hello i am worried about my high Cholesterol. plz recommend me medicine.
Dr. Satish Kumar Jyoti
Diabetes Specialist
If you are non diabetic, non hypertensive, non smoker, then you can try life style changes like low fat, low calorie diet abs regular exercise for 1 month. Else you can take risuvastatin or Atorvastatin.
Having high cholesterol problemShall I take medicines like omega 3 capsules
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Yes you can take it It will only increase HDL cholesterol which is good cholesterol To decrease total cholesterol or tag pr LDL do exercise daily for 1-2 hours like brisk walking for 2-2 kms Avoid fatty foods

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Frequently asked questions about Mactor Tablet

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

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Mactor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Mactor with Erythromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Erythromycin: Arthrox
Mactor with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis
Mactor with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell
Mactor with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra
Mactor with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro, Ani Rox, Enirox, Rin, Serox, Marox, Roxup
Mactor with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac
Mactor with Fluconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fluconazole: Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon, Fluzole, Geoflu, Rascon, Con F, Fucan, Flucur
Mactor with Cilnidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilnidipine: Cilniright, Torcillin
Mactor with Carbamazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Antep
Mactor with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil
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