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. Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet is to be taken with food. Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet may cause stomach upset if taken on empty stomach.
Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and metformin which treat diabetes associated with high blood cholesterol levels. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medicine which lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin.
Taking metformin with alcohol can cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, sleepiness, stomach upset, or other unusual symptoms.
Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Metorva 10mg/500mg Tablet is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.