Atocor 40mg Tablet

  • Manufacturer : Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.
  • Composition : Atorvastatin 40mg
  • Generally Prescribed For : Reduce bad cholesterol levels
  • Estimated Price : 274.60 For 14 Tablets Strip

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Use of Atocor 40mg Tablet

Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet works.

Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet

The most common side effects of Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet

Do not consume Atocor 40mg Tablet if you are allergic to Atorvastatin.
If you have liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet

The dosage of Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Atocor 40mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.
Symptoms of overdose with Atocor 40mg Tablet are weakness, numbness and pain in hands and feet, diarrhea, acute kidney failure.
Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Atocor 40mg Tablet is suspected.
If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Onset of Action Atocor 40mg Tablet

It takes about 1-2 weeks to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Atocor 40mg 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

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  • Alcohol Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine; it may increase the risk of side effects.

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  • Pregnancy Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Breastfeeding Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Driving This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving.

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  • Kidney This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Liver This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

... Frequently Asked Questions About Atocor 40mg Tablet

Q.1) What is the use of Atocor 40mg Tablet? Answer. Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet? Answer. Side effects of Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet banned in India? Answer. Atocor 40mg Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.4) How to use Atocor 40mg Tablet? Answer. Take Atocor 40mg 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 Atocor 40mg Tablet be taken during pregnancy? Answer. Atocor 40mg Tablet is not recommended for pregnant women, Consult your doctor before taking if necessary. Q.6) Can Atocor 40mg Tablet be taken while breast-feeding? Answer. Atocor 40mg Tablet is not recommended for breast-feeding women, Consult your doctor before taking if necessary.

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Interaction

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.

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