Xtor 20mg Tablet

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Ipca Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Xtor 20mg Tablet

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₹13.29/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Xtor Tablet

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Uses of Xtor Tablet

Xtor 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.
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Side effects of Xtor Tablet

Common

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.

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How to use Xtor 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Xtor 20mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Xtor Tablet works

Xtor 20mg tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information on Xtor Tablet

Expert advice for Xtor Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Xtor.
  • Xtor may increase blood sugar levels. Your doctor may ask to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Xtor 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Xtor 20mg 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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Lactation
Xtor 20mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
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Xtor 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
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Xtor 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Xtor 20mg Tablet is recommended.

However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver
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Xtor 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Xtor 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Xtor 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Cordarone 150mg Injection 3ml, Imalek 400mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Xtor 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

Xtor 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, Xtor 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.
Xtor is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Xtor better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Xtor, 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 Xtor. 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 Xtor. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Xtor as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Xtor belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Xtor 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.
Xtor 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 Xtor.
Xtor 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 Xtor.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Xtor. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Xtor as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Xtor, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Xtor.
Xtor has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Xtor.
Xtor has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Xtor.
Xtor is not a blood thinner. Xtor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Xtor is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Xtor is not a beta blocker. Xtor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Xtor 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.
Xtor is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Xtor is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Xtor with metformin?
Xtor 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 Xtor with ibuprofen?
Xtor 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 Xtor with milk?
No information is available for the use of Xtor with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Xtor with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Xtor 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.
Xtor 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 Xtor with amlodipine?
Xtor 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 Xtor with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Xtor 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 Xtor with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Xtor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Xtor. 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 Xtor with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Xtor by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Xtor. 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 Xtor. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Xtor 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 Xtor has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Xtor 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.
Xtor use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Xtor is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Xtor 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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