Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel1 and Atorvastatin + Clopidogrel2, 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.
Yes, Atorsave CV 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 Atorsave CV.
Q. Will I need to stop Atorsave CV before surgery or dental procedure?
Atorsave CV may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Atorsave CV. But, you should not stop taking Atorsave CV on your own.
Q. What lifestyle changes should be adopted while taking Atorsave CV?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Atorsave CV. 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 Atorsave CV?
Paracetamol is safe to use while taking Atorsave CV for relieving pain. Avoid the use of other painkillers while taking Atorsave CV, as they may increase the risk of bleeding.
Q. Can the use of Atorsave CV increase the risk of bleeding?
Yes, Atorsave CV 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 Atorsave CV?
Atorsave CV should be avoided with several medicines as it can cause serious problems. Talk to your doctor and inform him about using Atorsave CV before taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Atorsave CV?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Jun 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.