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Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Atorvastatin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins”. It reduces the level of low density lipoprotein or “bad cholesterol” in the body. It also helps in curing various conditions like narrowing of arteries that arises due to high cholesterol levels in the body. It can also reduce the amount of liver fat in the body. This drug is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack or coronary heart diseases.

Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins”. It reduces the level of low density lipoprotein or “bad cholesterol” in the body. It also helps in curing various conditions like narrowing of arteries that arises due to the high cholesterol levels in the body. It can also reduce the amount of liver fat in the body. This drug is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack or coronary heart diseases.

Use of Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet must be as per directed by the doctor. It is available in tablet form. It is also important to take regular dose of Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet for best results. However if you have missed a dose, don’t try to compensate it by taking an extra dose with the next one. That is extremely harmful to the body. It is harmful to use Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet if you are suffering from any liver diseases. Also, this drug is not permitted to be used by anyone below the age of 10 years. A pregnant woman or someone planning to get pregnant should not take this drug. You should also consult with your doctor regarding the intake of this drug in case you are suffering from kidney disease or undergoing dialysis. Some other conditions that require the doctor’s clearance are: if you are taking any prescribed medicine or diet supplements, if you have any food or medicine allergies, if you consume alcohol regularly, if you are suffering from any kind of muscle problems, if you have low blood pressure, if you have diabetes etc.

Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet might also cause certain side effects. The common ones amongst them are constipation, headache, stomach pain, weakness etc. However sometimes it might also cause some severe side effects like allergic reactions, blood in urine, chest pain, severe back pain, symptoms of liver problems like yellowing of skin or eyes etc. If these severe side effects appear, it is necessary to seek medical help right away.

Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet should be stored at a temperature between 20 to 25 degree celcius. It should be kept away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Keep the drug away from the reach of the children and pets.

Hyperlipidemia
Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet is used to treat Hyperlipidemia, which is a condition characterized by high levels of lipids in the blood.
Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia
Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia which is a genetic disorder characterized by the improper breakdown of lipids, causing accumulation of lipids in the body.
Hypertriglyceridemia
Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia which is a type of fat found in the blood which increases the risk of heart diseases.
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia which is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels.
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet is used to reduce the incidence of heart attacks by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
Prevention of Stroke
Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet is used to reduce the incidence of stroke by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known history of allergy to it.
Liver damage
Avoid taking this medicine if you are suffering from a liver disease or if there is any abnormality in the liver function tests.
In addition to its intended effect, Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Muscle pain Major Rare
Tenderness Major Rare
Weakness Major Rare
Headache Minor Common
Joint pain Minor Common
Acid or sour stomach Minor Less Common
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Excessive air or gas in stomach Minor Less Common
Blood in urine Minor Less Common
Redness of the skin especially on the face and neck Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine is excreted largely through feces and the effect lasts for a duration of 57 to 76 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 3 to 5 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Biological E Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alembic Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Diabetes Moderate
Before taking this medicine, inform the doctor if you are suffering from diabetes. Regular blood glucose tests are to be made and appropriate diet should be maintained.
Rhabdomyolysis Major
Any symptoms of muscle pain, tenderness or weakness should be reported to the doctor. Inform the doctor if you have any history of muscle disorder.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Cyclosporine Major
You may have muscle pain, tenderness, and dark colored urine if these medicines are taken together. Inform the doctor if you are taking these medicines together. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made under the doctor's supervision.
Colchicine Major
You may experience abdominal pain, diarrhea, muscle pain, and numbness in hands and feet if these medications are taken together. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly population with pre-existing kidney disease. Regular kidney function tests should be performed if coadministration is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be done under the doctor's supervision.
Atazanavir Major
The risk of liver and muscle injury is more if these medicines are taken together. Inform the doctor if you experience fever, joint pain, fatigue, and yellowing of the skin or eyes. The interaction is more likely to happen if you have a pre-existing kidney disease. Replacement of the medicine should be done under the doctor's supervision.
Gemfibrozil Major
The risk of muscle injury may increase if these medicines are taken together. Inform the doctor if you experience muscle pain, tenderness or weakness. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be done under doctor's supervision.
What are you using Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet for?
Other
Hypertriglyceridemia
Prevention of Stroke
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other

Popular Questions & Answers

Can any one use C O Q quardic tablet if he have already using high cholesterol tablet Atorvastatin and tablet for B12.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Can any one use C O Q quardic tablet if he have already using high cholesterol tablet Atorvastatin and tablet for B12.
Yes you can combine, but COQ is not a medically proven chemical. Try not to be on long term medicines for preventive health, it is quite a fashion but probably dangerous.
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For lowering LDL and total cholesterol which is more effective between atorvastatin and simvastatin?

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
For lowering LDL and total cholesterol which is more effective between atorvastatin and simvastatin?
Atorvas is a little more effective for controlling LDL and simvastatin is little more effective in increasing HDL.
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Lipicure tablet is given to a diabetic can non diabetic use it for what it is given and it is a atorvastatin and fenofibrate combined.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Lipicure tablet is given to a diabetic can non diabetic use it for what it is given and it is a atorvastatin and feno...
lybrate-user, Lipicure tablet is given in a person who has increased lipid level (cholesterol) particularly total cholesterol, LDL & Triglycerides. In a person with diabetes most often there dyslipidemia (increased lipids). Therefore such a tablet is given. Fenofibrate is more often used when triglycerides are increased. Thanks.
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My grandfather having is taking telmisartan isorbide nitrate and aspirin atorvastatin combine .can he stop aspirin atorvastatin.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
My grandfather having  is taking telmisartan isorbide nitrate and aspirin atorvastatin combine .can he stop aspirin a...
It is required if he already suffered heart attack, or blockages like stroke, otherwise better to stop.

Can I take atorvastatin pill at night before next morning on which lipid profile test has to be done? Or should I avoid to take it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Can I take atorvastatin pill at night before next morning on which lipid profile test has to be done? Or should I avo...
If you are already under atorvastatin you can have it in the previous evening before lipid profile to ascertain whether it is under control with atorvastatin or not
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Popular Health Tips

How to Know If You are Getting a Heart Attack?

Sr. Fellowship in Electrophysiology & Pacing, M.R.C.P.(U.K.), DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
How to Know If You are Getting a Heart Attack?

Heart attack or myocardial infarction mostly occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked due to one or more reasons. The most prominent reason could be high fat or cholesterol that results in plaque build up in the coronary artery. The restricted blood flow has the potential to damage or even destroy the heart muscle. Some of the symptoms that can be helpful when it comes to the identification of a heart attack are listed below.

1. Discomfort in the Chest - Your chest may feel tight and pressured when you are about to be hit by a heart attack. Pain or discomfort in the chest is usually central typically felt behind the sternum, the central bone of chest. It may not be pain, it may be only discomfort, it may only be in upper part of tummy, very commonly confused with a gas problem. It is often accompanied by a painful sensation in the chest or arms. If a chest pain lasts more than 15-20 min it can be assumed to be a heart attack. This aching sensation may even spread to your back, neck or jaw.

2. Feeling of inconvenience - Often before the heart attack, the person may have feelings of nausea, ingestion, abdominal pain or a heartburn.

3. Breathing problems - Another prominent symptom of heart attack is shortness of breath which is accompanied by cold sweat and fatigue.

Emergency Measure:

If you think you are getting a heart attack, you should immediately take one tablet of Aspirin, 4 tablets of a drug called Clopidogrel, and one tablet of Atorvastatin 80 mg and rush to the nearest possible medical facility as time is very important in the treatment of an acute heart attack.

'Consult'.

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Can Breathing Problems Be A Symptom Of Heart Attack?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Can Breathing Problems Be A Symptom Of Heart Attack?

Heart attack or myocardial infarction mostly occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked due to one or more reasons. The most prominent reason could be high fat or cholesterol that results in plaque build up in the coronary artery. The restricted blood flow has the potential to damage or even destroy the heart muscle. Some of the symptoms that can be helpful when it comes to the identification of a heart attack are listed below.

1. Discomfort in the Chest - Your chest may feel tight and pressured when you are about to be hit by a heart attack. Pain or discomfort in the chest is usually central typically felt behind the sternum, the central bone of chest. It may not be pain, it may be only discomfort, it may only be in upper part of tummy, very commonly confused with a gas problem. It is often accompanied by a painful sensation in the chest or arms. If a chest pain lasts more than 15-20 min it can be assumed to be a heart attack. This aching sensation may even spread to your back, neck or jaw.


2. Feeling of inconvenience - Often before the heart attack, the person may have feelings of nausea, ingestion, abdominal pain or a heartburn.

3. Breathing problems - Another prominent symptom of heart attack is shortness of breath which is accompanied by cold sweat and fatigue.

Emergency Measure:

If you think you are getting a heart attack, you should immediately take one tablet of Aspirin, 4 tablets of a drug called Clopidogrel, and one tablet of Atorvastatin 80 mg and rush to the nearest possible medical facility as time is very important in the treatment of an acute heart attack.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Symptoms Of Heart Attack!

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Faridabad
Symptoms Of Heart Attack!

Heart attack or myocardial infarction mostly occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked due to one or more reasons. The most prominent reason could be high fat or cholesterol that results in plaque build up in the coronary artery. The restricted blood flow has the potential to damage or even destroy the heart muscle. Some of the symptoms that can be helpful when it comes to the identification of a heart attack are listed below.

1. Discomfort in the Chest - Your chest may feel tight and pressured when you are about to be hit by a heart attack. Pain or discomfort in the chest is usually central typically felt behind the sternum, the central bone of chest. It may not be pain, it may be only discomfort, it may only be in upper part of tummy, very commonly confused with a gas problem. It is often accompanied by a painful sensation in the chest or arms. If a chest pain lasts more than 15-20 min it can be assumed to be a heart attack. This aching sensation may even spread to your back, neck or jaw.

2. Feeling of inconvenience - Often before the heart attack, the person may have feelings of nausea, ingestion, abdominal pain or a heartburn.


3. Breathing problems - Another prominent symptom of heart attack is shortness of breath which is accompanied by cold sweat and fatigue.

Emergency Measure:

If you think you are getting a heart attack, you should immediately take one tablet of Aspirin (preferably chew aspirin if possible), 4 tablets of a drug called Clopidogrel, and one tablet of Atorvastatin 80 mg and rush to the nearest possible medical facility as time is very important in the treatment of an acute heart attack. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Fatty Liver
It is also called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adults.
It is an ongoing silent epidemic in India.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to the presence of hepatic steatosis when there are no other causes for secondary hepatic fat accumulation such as heavy alcohol consumption.
NAFLD may progress to cirrhosis and is likely an important cause of cryptogenic cirrhosis
NAFLD is subdivided into nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
In NAFLD, hepatic steatosis is present without evidence of inflammation, whereas in NASH, hepatic steatosis is associated with hepatic inflammation that histologically is indistinguishable from alcoholic steatohepatitis
Risk factors for cirrhosis are, older age, diabetes, SGOT SGPT >2 times, BMI >28, higher visceral adiposity index, which takes into account waist circumference, BMI, triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein level, less coffee consumption, heavy alcohol intake
As little as two drinks per day in those who are overweight (and one drink per day in those who are obese) is associated in hepatic injury.
Liver cancer is associated with cirrhosis due to NAFLD.
Heart disease is the most common cause of death among patients with NAFLD.
Weight loss for patients who are overweight or obese is recommended.
Goal for many patients is to lose 0.5 to 1 kg/week (1 to 2 lb/week).
Vaccination for Hepatitis A and B, pneumococcal vaccination and standard immunizations (e.G, influenza, diphtheria, tetanus boosters) are recommended for the population in general.
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease should be managed.
Vitamin E at a dose of 400 IU/day may be suggested for those patients with advanced fibrosis on biopsy who do not have diabetes or coronary artery disease.
Avoid all alcohol consumption.
Heavy alcohol use is associated with disease progression among patients with NAFLD.
Thiazolidinediones can improve histologic parameters in patients with NASH, metformin does not.
UDCA has anti-inflammatory effects in the liver
Atorvastatin has protective effect on SGOT, SGPT levels in patients with NAFLD.
Pentoxifylline inhibits production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and may be effective in NASH.
Omega-3 fatty acids may benefit NAFLD or NASH.
If serum ferritin >1.5 times the upper limit of normal: Progressive liver disease:
If SGOT:SGPT > twice the upper limit of normal, then refer
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How To Reduce Cholesterol?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
How To Reduce Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is an oil-based substance that does not mix with blood and is found in every cell of the body.LDL (low density lipoprotein) is the bad cholesterol and HLD (high density lipoprotein) is the good cholesterol. Cholesterol, at normal levels is good for us.But, if it gets too high then it can prove to be dangerous for us. Here’s a guide on how to reduce cholesterol and cholesterol diet, lowering high cholesterol, cholesterol medicine.

Cholesterol diet:Diet can help you to lower your cholesterol levels by 10 to 20 per cent.The best dietician in India says that the best cholesterol diet and for lowering high cholesterol you should include the following ten cholesterol reducing foods:

Foods rich in fibre, soya, nuts, healthy oils, oats, red wine, salmon, fenugreek, garlic, beans.

These are cholesterol lowering foods. And, suggested by the best dietician in India to lower high cholesterol naturally. For reducing cholesterol, you must add these foods to your daily diet.

Cholesterol Medicines: Various medicines are also used to lower high cholesterol. If your cholesterol is too high, then these are the medicines that are generally prescribed by doctors.The cholesterol medicines are:

Niacin: Niacin (Niaspan, Nicoar) is a B-vitamin. It is prescribed by doctors to lower bad cholesterol (LHL) and raise good cholesterol (HDL)

Statins (Atorvastatin, Fluvastatin, Lovastatin, Pitavastatin, Pravastatin, Rosuvastatin, and Simvastatin) Statins can lessen the chance of cardiac events. These are also prescribed by doctors to lower your bad cholesterol and raise your good cholesterol.

Exercise: The best dietician in India says that exercise is very helpful to lower your cholesterol. Exercise at least for 3 hours a week to raise your HDL. This is one of the very important parts for lowering high cholesterol.

Other tips to lower cholesterol: Here are other tips that you can follow for lowering high cholesterol. Apart from the above tips on cholesterol diet and cholesterol medicines, the best dietician in India says that you should:

  • Maintain healthy weight.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Limit intake of foods containing saturated fats, trans fats, and dietary cholesterol

Follow the above tips and cholesterol diet for lowering your cholesterol naturally.

 

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About Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet
When is Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Atorvastatin 10 MG Tablet?