Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet

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Uses of Atorvastatin

Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin

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 Atorvastatin

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 Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet works

Atorvastatin 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).
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Uses of Losartan

Losartan is used in the treatment of hypertension and Heart failure.
It may also lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
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Side effects of Losartan

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Dizziness, Back pain, Sinus inflammation, Increased potassium level in blood.

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How to use Losartan

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 Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet works

Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by relaxing blood vessels which lower the blood pressure and also reduces the workload of the heart.

In Depth Information on Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Atorvastatin

  • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Atorvastatin.
  • Atorvastatin 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.

Expert advice for Losartan

  • Losartan can be taken with or without food but preferably be taken at the same time of the day.
  • It is best to take the first dose before bed to reduce symptomatic hypotension.
  • Losartan may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have rapid swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat that may affect breathing.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
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Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.

Taking Losartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Zivast L 10 mg/25 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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Lactation
Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during l
actation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet alters t
he ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
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Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet is recommended.

Concomitant use of losartan and ACE-inhibitors has shown to impair renal function. Therefore, concomitant use is not recommended
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Liver
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Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zivast L 10 mg/25 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin

Q. 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.
Q. Is Atorvastatin diuretic?
Atorvastatin is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. 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.
Q. Can the use of 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.
Q. Can Atorvastatin lower the level of 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. Is Atorvastatin a blood thinner?
Atorvastatin is not a blood thinner. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Atorvastatin safe to take?
Atorvastatin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Atorvastatin a beta blocker?
Atorvastatin is not a beta blocker. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. 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.
Q. Is Atorvastatin an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Atorvastatin is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Atorvastatin is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with metformin?
Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin with ibuprofen?
Atorvastatin 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 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.
Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin with levothyroxine?
Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin with amlodipine?
Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorvastatin. 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 Atorvastatin with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorvastatin. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Atorvastatin cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorvastatin. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Atorvastatin lower blood pressure?
Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Atorvastatin affect the liver?
Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin cause itching?
Atorvastatin 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 Atorvastatin thin blood?
Atorvastatin is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Q. What is Atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin 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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Frequently asked questions for Losartan

Q. Is Losartan a blood thinner?
No, Losartan is from a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently
Q. Is Losartan safe?
Losartan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is losartan the same as losartan potassium?
Yes. Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Q. Is Losartan generic?
Yes, it is the generic drug
Q. Is losartan a water pill?
No, it belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists
Q. Is Losartan gluten free?
Yes. Losartan is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use
Q. Does losartan contain potassium?
Losartan is available in the market as losartan potassium. So, the salt form of losartan contains potassium, however, check the bottle before use
Q. Can I take losartan with Benadryl/atenolol/Xanax/Viagra/Nyquil/metoprolol?
Atenolol, metoprolol and Xanax may lower blood pressure when taken along with losartan. No clinically observed drug interaction is observed with Viagra, Nyquil, and alcohol. Please follow doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. Does Losartan cause constipation/infrequent urination/ drowsiness/ headache/ itching/ cough/ lower heart rate?
Losartan causes headache, drowsiness. Constipation, infrequent urination, itching, cough and low heart rate are not reported. Patient should fallow doctor’s advice regarding the possible side effects.
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