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    Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel

    Information about Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel

    Atorvastatin + clopidogrel uses

    Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel is used for prevention of heart attack and stroke.

    How atorvastatin + clopidogrel works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Clopidogrel, which prevents heart attack and stroke. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication that blocks an enzyme required in the body to make cholesterol. It lowers the "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises the "good" cholesterol (HDL). Clopidogrel is an antiplatelet medication which prevents the platelets from sticking together and decreases the formation of harmful blood clots.

    Common side effects of atorvastatin + clopidogrel

    Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Constipation, Headache, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Weakness, Increased glucose level in blood, Increased liver enzymes, increased bleeding tendency
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    Expert advice for Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel

    • You have been prescribed Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel to lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke.
    • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
    • It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
    • Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle pain or weakness, particularly if accompanied with fever.
    • Let your doctor know you are taking Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel before undergoing any surgical procedure.
    • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel

    Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel

    Q. Can Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel cause muscle pain?

    Yes, Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel can cause muscle pain by injuring the muscles. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience muscle pain, weakness or muscle cramps. It can be a sign of any muscle injury caused due to Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel.

    Q. Will I need to stop Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel before surgery or dental procedure?

    Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel. But, you should not stop taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel on your own.

    Q. What lifestyle changes should be adopted while taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel?

    Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel. Stop smoking, as smoking lowers your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and decrease your risk of heart attack.

    Q. Which painkiller is safe while taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel?

    Paracetamol is safe to use while taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel for relieving pain. Avoid the use of other painkillers while taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel, as they may increase the risk of bleeding.

    Q. Can the use of Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel increase the risk of bleeding?

    Yes, Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

    Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel?

    Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel should be avoided with several medicines as it can cause serious problems. Talk to your doctor and inform him about using Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel before taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Atorvastatin+Clopidogrel?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)