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STARPILL TABLET

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Avoid Starpill tablet with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Taking Aspirin with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
Atenolol and alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
Taking Atorvastation with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Starpill tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Starpill tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for STARPILL

Aspirin(ASA)(75 mg)

Uses

Aspirin(ASA) is used in the treatment of fever, headache, migraine, joint pain, muscular pain, dental pain, menstrual pain and prevention of heart attack.

How it works

Aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin reduces the production of a chemical (prostaglandin) in the body by blocking the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase). Therefore,  swelling, pain, and fever are reduced. This also helps in blood thinning and in preventing clotting.

Common side effects

Nausea, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Bleeding, Cerebral hemorrhage, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Enlarged liver, Indigestion, Respiratory alkalosis, Running nose, Ringing in ear, Urticaria, Vertigo, Vomiting
Atenolol(50 mg)

Uses

Atenolol is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack and increased blood pressure .

How it works

Atenolol belongs to class of medications called beta blockers. It acts by blocking receptors (beta-1 adrenergic receptor) in the heart and peripheral blood vessels resulting in slowing of heart rate and relaxing of blood vessels thereby lowering blood pressure. Atenolol reduces oxygen requirement at any level of activity making it useful for long-term management of heart attacks caused by restricted blood flow to the heart. 

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Central nervous system depression, Cough, Shortness of breath, Dizziness, Fainting, Fatigue, Limb swelling, Weight gain, Nausea, Diarrhoea
Losartan(50 mg)

Uses

Losartan is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure , heart failure, heart attack and diabetic kidney disease.

How it works

Losartan relaxes blood vessels which lowers the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

Common side effects

Numbness, Pain in extremity, Back pain, Bone pain, Joint pain, Chest pain, Difficulty in swallowing, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Heartburn, Hoarseness of voice, Muscle cramp
Atorvastatin(10 mg)

Uses

Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.

How it works

Atorvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Memory impairment, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Fatigue, Fever, Heartburn, Indigestion, Muscle pain, Nausea, Weakness

Common Dosage for STARPILL TABLET

Patients taking STARPILL TABLET

  • 100%
    Once A Day

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Expert advice for STARPILL

• Take the drug with food to lower the chances of an upset stomach
• Consult your doctor if you have ringing in ears, unusual bleeding or nausea or vomitting after taking this drug
• Do not take this drug if you have or had stomach ulcer. 
• Do not start or continue the aspirin tablets and consult your doctor:
          - If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to aspirin or any of the other ingredients of aspirin tablet.
          - If you have history of asthma, urticarial, rhinitis, hay fever, chronic respiratory diseases,nasal polyps or other sensitivity reaction precipitated by other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

Frequently asked questions for STARPILL

Aspirin(ASA)

Q.Is aspirin same as disprin, ecosprin and loprin?
Yes. All the three brands (disprin, ecosprin and loprin) contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) as main ingredient

Q.Is ecosprin a beta blocker?
No. Ecosprin (aspirin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Q.Is aspirin/disprin good for hangover?
No. However, alcohol consumption with aspirin increases the risk of bleeding

Q.Is ecosprin a blood thinner?
Yes. Ecosprin (aspirin) reduces the effect of certain chemical messenger systems in the body. These compounds are responsible for platelet (thrombocyte) aggregation or blood clotting. Consequently, Aspirin may considerably reduce the risk of clots

Q.Is aspirin/dispirin good for heart?
Yes. Aspirin at low dose generally prescribed to prevent and treat heart attacks. Patient should take a daily aspirin only if your doctor advises you to do so

Q.Is aspirin good for hair growth?
No. Aspirin has no role on hair growth

Q.Is aspirin safe?
Aspirin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Atenolol

Q.What is betacard used for?
Betacard is a trade name for active drug atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q.Is atenolol safe?
Yes. Atenolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is atenolol a diuretic/ blood thinner/ ACE inhibitor/ nitrate?
No. Atenolol is blood pressure lowering medication (beta-blocker) and used to treat few other heart diseases. It has no known effect on increasing the urine output or fluidity of blood. It is not an ACE inhibitor or nitrate

Q.Is atenolol a narcotic?
No. Atenolol is not a narcotic medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack

Q.Is atenolol cardioselective/ selective/ non-selective?
Yes. Atenolol selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.

Losartan

Q.Is losartan a blood thinner?
No, losartan is from a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently

Q.Is losartan safe?
Losartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is losartan the same as losartan potassium?
Yes. Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use

Q.Is losartan generic?
Yes, it is the generic drug

Q.Is losartan a water pill?
No, it belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists

Q.Is losartan gluten free?
Yes. losartan is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Does losartan contain potassium?
Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use

Q.Can I take losartan with Benadryl/atenolol/Xanax/Viagra/Nyquil/metoprolol?
Atenolol, metoprolol and Xanax may lower blood pressure when taken along with losartan. No clinically observed drug interaction is observed with Viagra, Nyquil, and alcohol. Please follow doctor’s advice regarding its use

Q.Does losartan cause constipation/infrequent urination/ drowsiness/ headache/ itching/ cough/ lower heart rate?
Losartan causes headache, drowsiness. Constipation, infrequent urination, itching, cough and low heart rate are not reported. Patient should fallow doctor’s advice regarding the possible side effects.

Atorvastatin

Q.What is tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20?
Atorvastatin (also available as tonact tg/ tonact 10/ tonact 40/ tonact 20/ storvas 10/ storvas 20/ lipikind/ atorlip/ atorlip-20) belong 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.

Q.Is atorvastatin same as simvastatin/ pravastatin?
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q.Is atorvastatin diuretic/ beta blocker/ ace inhibitor?
No. Atorvastatin belongs to class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor or statins

Q.It atorvastatin gluten free?
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is it a blood thinner?
No. it is a lipid lowering drug

Q.Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin/ pravastatin?
Atorvastatin and simvastatin/ pravastatin belong to same category of medications with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)