Atorfirst

Zyphar's Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Composition for Atorfirst Products

Atorfirst Products are primarily used for

About Atorfirst Products

Uses of Atorfirst Products

Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Atorfirst Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Atorfirst are Headache, Constipation, Muscle pain, Increased glucose level in blood, Joint pain, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Indigestion, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages), Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhea, Nosebleeds.

How Atorfirst Products work

Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information for Atorfirst Products

Expert advice for Atorfirst Products

  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Atorfirst may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Atorfirst if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Patient Concerns about Atorfirst Products

Frequently asked questions about Atorfirst Products

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin

Q. Does Atorfirst cause gas?
Yes, flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Atorfirst. If you have any such symptom while taking Atorfirst, consult your doctor.
Q. Is Atorfirst used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorfirst belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorfirst is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Atorfirst 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. Can Atorfirst be prescribed to children?
Atorfirst is for adults and children aged 10 years or more whose cholesterol does not come down enough with exercise and low-fat diet. It is not approved for use in patients younger than 10 years old.
Q. Does Atorfirst affect the liver?
Atorfirst is rarely associated with hepatobiliary (liver, bladder, bile ducts, or bile) disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal results of liver function test. Hence, getting liver function tests at regular intervals is recommended.
Q. Does Atorfirst cause itching?
The use of Atorfirst can cause itching and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. What is Atorfirst?
Atorfirst is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medicines called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. This class of drugs lowers the cholesterol levels effectively by blocking the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. It lowers the cholesterol levels by blocking the formation of cholesterol.
Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.
Q. Will taking Atorfirst increase my risk of diabetes?
If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Atorfirst may increase this risk slightly. This is because Atorfirst can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.
Q. For how long do I need to take Atorfirst? Is it safe for long-term use?
You may need to take Atorfirst life long or for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The benefits will only continue for as long as you take it. If you stop taking Atorfirst without starting a different treatment, your cholesterol level may rise again. It is considered to be safe and has few side effects if taken as directed by the doctor.
Q. Does Atorfirst cause weight loss?
No, Atorfirst 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 taking Atorfirst.
Q. Can I stop taking Atorfirst?
No, you should not stop taking Atorfirst without consulting your doctor. You should consult your doctor if you think that taking Atorfirst is causing side effects. Your doctor may accordingly decide to lower your dose or change your medicine.
Q. Does Atorfirst cause diarrhea?
Yes, Diarrhea is a common side effect of Atorfirst. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorfirst as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Atorfirst cause memory loss?
No, Atorfirst does not cause loss of memory. However, it is an uncommon side effect of Atorfirst, and may affect only 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Atorfirst.
Q. When should I take Atorfirst?
Atorfirst is generally taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or at any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.
Q. What does Atorfirst do to the body?
Atorfirst acts on the liver and stops it from making bad cholesterol. It not only lowers the levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides but also helps to raise your HDL-C (good cholesterol). This in turn, lowers the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or diabetes.
Q. What are the most common side effects of Atorfirst?
The common side effects of Atorfirst include nausea, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, headache, and aches and pains in your back and joints. It may also cause nosebleeds, sore throat, and cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, blocked nose or sneezing.

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