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Meditas 40mg Tablet

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Composition for Meditas 40mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Meditas 40mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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MRP
144.35
₹14.43/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Meditas Tablet

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Uses of Meditas Tablet

Meditas 40mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
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Meditas Tablet side effects

Common

Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

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

How Meditas Tablet works

Meditas 40mg 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 Meditas Tablet

Expert advice for Meditas Tablet

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

What if you miss a dose of Meditas Tablet?uses

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

Patient Concerns

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