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Symtor 4mg Tablet

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Composition for Symtor 4mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Symtor 4mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Symtor Tablet

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Uses of Symtor Tablet

Symtor 4mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
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Symtor Tablet side effects

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

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How to use Symtor 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. Symtor 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Symtor Tablet works

Symtor 4mg 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 Symtor Tablet

Expert advice for Symtor Tablet

  • You have been prescribed Symtor 4mg 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, Symtor 4mg 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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Symtor Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Symtor Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Symtor 4mg 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
Symtor 4mg 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
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Symtor 4mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Symtor 4mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Symtor 4mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
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Symtor 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Symtor 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Symtor 4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Symtor Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Symtor 4mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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