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Rotacor 10 mg Tablet

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Composition for Rotacor 10 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Rotacor 10 mg Tablet

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
MRP
40.75
₹4.08/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Rotacor Tablet

Uses of Rotacor Tablet

Rotacor 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Rotacor Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Rotacor 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. Rotacor 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rotacor Tablet works

Rotacor 10 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 Rotacor Tablet

Expert advice for Rotacor Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Rotacor 10 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, Rotacor 10 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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Rotacor Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Rotacor Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Rotacor 10 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
Rotacor 10 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
Rotacor 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Rotacor 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rotacor 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Rotacor 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rotacor 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rotacor 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Rotacor Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Rotacor 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Rotacor 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 Rotacor used for lowering cholesterol?
Rotacor 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, Rotacor 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 Rotacor diuretic?
Rotacor is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Rotacor better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Rotacor, 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 Rotacor cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Rotacor. 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 Rotacor. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Rotacor as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Rotacor lower the level of triglycerides?
Rotacor belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Rotacor 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 Rotacor cause weight loss?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor.
Q. Does Rotacor cause erectile dysfunction?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor.
Q. Does Rotacor cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Rotacor. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Rotacor as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Rotacor cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Rotacor, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Rotacor.
Q. Does Rotacor cause frequent urination?
Rotacor has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Rotacor.
Q. Does Rotacor cause high blood pressure?
Rotacor has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Rotacor.
Q. Is Rotacor a blood thinner?
Rotacor is not a blood thinner. Rotacor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Rotacor safe to take?
Rotacor is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Rotacor a beta blocker?
Rotacor is not a beta blocker. Rotacor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Rotacor a controlled substance?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Rotacor is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Rotacor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Rotacor with metformin?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor with ibuprofen?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor with milk?
No information is available for the use of Rotacor with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Rotacor with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Rotacor 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 Rotacor with levothyroxine?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor with amlodipine?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Rotacor 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 Rotacor with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Rotacor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Rotacor. 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 Rotacor with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Rotacor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Rotacor. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Rotacor cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Rotacor. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Rotacor lower blood pressure?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Rotacor affect the liver?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor cause itching?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor thin blood?
Rotacor is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Rotacor?
Rotacor 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 Rotacor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Rotacor with Amiodarone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amiodarone: Pacenorm, Amiodon, Amiodar, Ritebeat
Rotacor with Rifampicin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Rotacor with Imatinib mesylate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imatinib mesylate: Imashil, Entinib, Imalek, Shantinib, Celonib, Imatero, Cadinib, Leukanib, Altanib, Chemotinib, Imatib A, Zealata
Rotacor with Gemfibrozil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Gemfibrozil: Losterol, Oxipace, Lopid
Rotacor with Fenofibrate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fenofibrate: Finograt, Fenoca TG, Golip, Lipicard, Trichek, Fenolip, Stanlip, Fenocard, Fibral, Fenodac
Rotacor with Cilostazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic
Rotacor with Nifedipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nifedipine: Finidin, Calnif, Depicor, Calbloc, Calcigard, Nicardia, Nepin, Nefidipine, Cardipin
Rotacor with Lercanidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl
Rotacor with Terbinafine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Hifen, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen
Rotacor with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Rotacor with Ezetimibe
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ezetimibe: Ezentia, Ezzicad
Rotacor with Nimodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod
Rotacor with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit
Rotacor with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite
Rotacor with Cyclosporine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cyclosporine: Imudrops, Neoral, Consiral, Hydroeyes, Oncyclo, Panimun Bioral, Cyrin, Cyclophil ME, Sandimmun Neoral
Rotacor with Danazol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Danazol: Benzol, Donogen, Gonablok, Ladogal
Rotacor with S-Amlodipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition S-Amlodipine: Samwell, S-Amcard, Esam, Simlidep, S-Amlopress, Big Dvr
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