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Use of Atchol -10 Tablet
Atchol -10 Tablet is used along with a proper diet to reduce bad cholesterol levels. By lowering the bad cholesterol level it helps to increase the good cholesterol level which helps in reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke or other heart complications.
How Atchol -10 Tablet works.
Atchol -10 Tablet belongs to the class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors drugs, It reduces the amount of LDL and triglycerides to reduce bad cholesterol in the blood.
Side Effects of Atchol -10 Tablet
The most common side effects of Atchol -10 Tablet are Headache, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Fast Heartbeat, Urinary tract infection, Constipation, Diarrhea.
These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.
Precautions while Taking Atchol -10 Tablet
Do not consume Atchol -10 Tablet if you are allergic to Atorvastatin.
If you have liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Atchol -10 Tablet.
If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.
To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.
Dosage of Atchol -10 Tablet
The dosage of Atchol -10 Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical history of the patient and many other conditions.
Please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Overdose of Atchol -10 Tablet
If you forget to take a dose of Atchol -10 Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.
Symptoms of overdose with Atchol -10 Tablet are weakness, numbness and pain in hands and feet, diarrhea, acute kidney failure.
Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Atchol -10 Tablet is suspected.
If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
Onset of Action Atchol -10 Tablet
It takes about 1-2 weeks to show the effect of the medicine.
Duration of Action Atchol -10 Tablet
Effect of medication lasts for an average of 3-4 days. However; the effect of the drug varies depending on the dose and the amount used.
Precautions & Warnings
Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine; it may increase the risk of side effects.
Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions About Atchol -10 Tablet
Q.1) What is the use of Atchol -10 Tablet? Answer. Atchol -10 Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, it is used to lower bad cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks, strokes or other heart complications. Q.2) What is the side effects of Atchol -10 Tablet? Answer. Side effects of Atchol -10 Tablet are Headache, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Fast Heartbeat, Urinary tract infection, Constipation, Diarrhea. These are only indicative and not everyone will experience them. If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. Q.3) Is Atchol -10 Tablet banned in India? Answer. Atchol -10 Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.4) How to use Atchol -10 Tablet? Answer. Take Atchol -10 Tablet as suggested by your doctor, do not take it more than the recommended dose and period.
Do not break or crush it, take the whole pill with water after or before a meal as suggested by your doctor. Q.5) Can Atchol -10 Tablet be taken during pregnancy? Answer. Atchol -10 Tablet is not recommended for pregnant women, Consult your doctor before taking if necessary. Q.6) Can Atchol -10 Tablet be taken while breast-feeding? Answer. Atchol -10 Tablet is not recommended for breast-feeding women, Consult your doctor before taking if necessary.
For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Drug :- amlodipine, cimetidine, clarithromycin, diltiazem, erythromycin, itraconazole, ritonavir with saquinavir: Increased atorvastatin level.
antacid, colestipol, efavirenz, rifampin: Possibly decreased blood atorvastatin level azole antifungals, clarithromycin, cyclosporine, erythromycin, fibric acid derivatives, lopinavir with ritonavir, niacin at dosage used for lipid modification, nicotinic acid, ritonavir with saquinavir: Increased risk of severe myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. cyclosporine: Increased atorvastatin bioavailability and risk of adverse reactions.
digoxin: Possibly increased blood digoxin level, causing toxicity.
oral contraceptives such as ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone: Increased hormone level.
Food :- grapefruit juice more than 1.2 L daily: Increased blood atorvastatin level.
Dr. Swaroop Y Choudhari is an MBBS, MD in General Medicine. The doctor holds an experience of 8 years, and has extensive knowledge in his respective field of medicine.
Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.