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Composition FOR XMETOR

Atorvastatin(10 mg),Metformin(1000 mg)

food interaction for XMETOR

alcohol interaction for XMETOR

pregnancy interaction for XMETOR

lactation interaction for XMETOR

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alcohol
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Avoid Xmetor 10mg/1000mg tablet with grapefruit juice.
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Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptoms.
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Xmetor 10mg/1000mg 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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Xmetor 10mg/1000mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR XMETOR

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. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood
Metformin(1000 mg)

Uses

Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

How it works

Metformin restores the body's ability to use insulin, lowering the blood sugar levels. Metformin also decreases the amount of glucose absorbed from food in the intestine and decreases glucose production in the liver.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Altered taste, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite

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Expert advice FOR XMETOR

  • 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 XMETOR

Atorvastatin

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Is atorvastatin used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorvastatin 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, atorvastatin 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.

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Is atorvastatin diuretic?
Atorvastatin belongs to the class of medicines known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). It is not a diuretic.

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It atorvastatin gluten free?
Yes. It is gluten free. Please refer to the package insert of the prescribed brand before use for complete information on its contents.

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Is atorvastatin better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorvastatin, 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.

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Does atorvastatin cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of atorvastatin. 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 atorvastatin. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take atorvastatin as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.

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Does atorvastatin reduce triglycerides?
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorvastatin 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.

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Does atorvastatin cause weight loss?
Atorvastatin 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 atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorvastatin 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 atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of atorvastatin. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking atorvastatin as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.

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Does atorvastatin cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of atorvastatin, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause frequent urination?
Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking atorvastatin.

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Does atorvastatin cause high blood pressure?
Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking atorvastatin.

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Is atorvastatin a blood thinner?
Atorvastatin is not a blood thinner. Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines.

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Is atorvastatin safe to take?
Atorvastatin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is atorvastatin a beta blocker?
Atorvastatin is not a beta blocker. Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines.

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Is atorvastatin and atorvastatin calcium the same?
Atorvastatin is a prescription medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is marketed in the form of a calcium salt as atorvastatin calcium trihydrate.

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Is atorvastatin a controlled substance?
Atorvastatin 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.

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Is atorvastatin an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorvastatin is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines and act by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase.

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Can I take atorvastatin with metformin?
Atorvastatin can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with ibuprofen?
Atorvastatin can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with milk?
No information is available for the use of atorvastatin with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.

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Can I take atorvastatin with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and atorvastatin have similar effects and they may increase the effects of each other. Fenofibrate may further increase the 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.

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Can I take atorvastatin with alcohol?
It is not recommended to take atorvastatin with alcohol as it may increase the risk of liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking atorvastatin with alcohol.

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Can I take atorvastatin with levothyroxine?
Atorvastatin can be taken with levothyroxine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with amlodipine?
Atorvastatin can be taken with amlodipine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, this does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with erythromycin?
Erythromycin increases the level or effect of atorvastatin by decreasing its metabolism. An increased risk of myopathy (muscle weakness) has been seen when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with metronidazole?
Metronidazole will increase the level or effect of atorvastatin by affecting its metabolism. Monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take atorvastatin with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin will increase the level or effect of atorvastatin by affecting its metabolism. So, monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Metformin

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What is metformin?
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug used to control high blood sugar levels in newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients, along with modifications in diet and exercise.

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Is metformin safe?
Metformin is generally safe if taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Can I take metformin forever?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is metformin a sulfonylurea?
No, metformin is not a sulfonylurea.

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Is metformin a steroid?
No, metformin is not a steroid.

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Is metformin taken before meals?
It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Is metformin safe in pregnancy or contraindicated?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy.

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Is metformin safe for weight loss?
Metformin is not indicated for weight loss.

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Is metformin good for fatty liver?r
Metformin is not indicated for the treatment of fatty liver.

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Can I take metformin without food?
It is better to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin with alcohol?
Taking metformin with alcohol may cause lactic acidosis and you may experience malaise, respiratory distress, slow or irregular heartbeat, somnolence, abdominal upset, or other unusual symptom. It is better to avoid taking alcohol while you are taking metformin.

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Can I take metformin with atorvastatin?
Yes, metformin can be taken with atorvastatin. There are no interactions defined between the two medicines. However, it does not mean it does not exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with phentermine?
Metformin can be taken with phentermine. No interactions have been reported between them. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with food?
Yes, metformin can be taken with food. It is preferred to take metformin with food.

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Can I take metformin with levothyroxine?
Metformin can be taken with levothyroxine. No interactions have been reported between metformin and levothyroxine. However, it may exist. Always consult your doctor before using the two medicines together.

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Can I take metformin with prednisone or prednisolone?
Always consult your doctor before taking metformin with prednisone as it may decreases the effect of metformin and high blood sugar levels have been seen in some patients and it is recommended to monitor the blood glucose level regularly.

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Can I take metformin with metoprolol?
Use of metformin and metoprolol should be avoided at the same time. If you are taking these two medicines together you may experience confusion, dizziness, faster heart beat, tremors (shaking) and increased sweating. Please consult your doctor before taking them together.

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Does metformin clear acne?
Metformin is not indicated for clearing acne.

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Does metformin affect your period?
No, metformin does not affect your periods. In case you experience abnormalities in your periods while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

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Does metformin cause hair loss?
No, hair loss has not been reported with metformin. In case you experience hair loss while taking metformin, please consult your doctor.

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Does metformin cause weight gain?
No, weight gain has not been reported with metformin.

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Does metformin reduce weight?
Yes, metformin may reduce weight. Please consult your doctor, if there is an unexpected weight loss along with tiredness and feeling of being sick.

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Does metformin cause hypoglycemia?
Metformin alone does not cause hypoglycemia, although caution is needed when taking it along with other anti-diabetic drugs like sulfonylureas and insulin.

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Does metformin cause constipation?
Constipation has not been reported with metformin. Please consult your doctor if you experience constipation while taking metformin.

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Does metformin increase blood pressure?
No metformin does not cause an increase in blood pressure. But caution should be taken when taking any medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure.

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Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin is not a first line treatment of choice in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). the first aim for women with PCOS who are overweight is to make lifestyle changes with a combination of diet and exercise in order to lose weight and improve ovarian function. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin for PCOS.

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Can I take metformin for weight loss?
No, metformin is not indicated for weight loss although it may reduce the weight of obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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How long can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor. Also refer to the question above.

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Can I take metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) while pregnant?
No relevant data is available for use of metformin in pregnancy. Animal studies do not indicate any harmful effect. Please consult your doctor before taking metformin during pregnancy. Also refer to the question above.

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How long can I take metformin for?
Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration only as advised by your doctor.

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Is metformin an insulin?
No, metformin is not an insulin.

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Is metformin a banned drug?
No, metformin is not a banned drug.

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Is metformin a birth control pill?
No, metformin is not a birth control pill.

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Is metformin a statin?
No, metformin is not a statin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)