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Composition for TVS

Atorvastatin(80 mg)

food interaction for TVS

alcohol interaction for TVS

pregnancy interaction for TVS

lactation interaction for TVS

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tvs 80 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Tvs 80 mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
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Taking Atorvastation with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Tvs 80 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.
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Tvs 80 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for TVS

Atorvastatin(80 mg)

Uses

Tvs 80 mg tablet 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

Tvs 80 mg tablet 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

SUBSTITUTES for TVS

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  • STORVAS 80MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 32.15/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 321.50
    pay 35% more per tablet
  • ATORVA 80MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 44.62/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 446.20
    pay 87% more per tablet
  • TONACT 80 TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Lupin Ltd
    Rs. 30.05/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 300.50
    pay 26% more per tablet
  • AZTOR 80 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 32.10/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 321
    pay 35% more per tablet
  • ATORLIP 80 MG TABLET
    (7 tablets in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 27.79/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 194.50
    pay 17% more per tablet

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Expert advice for TVS

  • Take Atorvastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Atorvastatin, it may worsen the adverse effects of this medicine on the liver.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Do not take Niacin with Atorvastatin. Niacin may increase Atorvastatin's side effects on the muscles, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Notify the doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any kind of surgery.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.

Frequently asked questions for TVS

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 12 August, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)