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STATOR FM TABLET

Abbott

Composition for STATOR FM TABLET

Prescription Required

Primary uses of STATOR FM TABLET

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
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Medicine Overview of Stator FM Tablet

Uses of Stator FM Tablet

STATOR FM TABLET is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Stator FM Tablet side effects

Common

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

How to use Stator FM 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. STATOR FM TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Stator FM Tablet works

STATOR FM 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 Stator FM Tablet

Expert advice for Stator FM Tablet

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

What if you miss a dose of Stator FM Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of STATOR FM TABLET, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

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

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