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Atorvastatin 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Atorvastatin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: September 02, 2019

Atorvastatin 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Hyperlipidemia

    Atorvastatin 5 MG Tablet is used to treat Hyperlipidemia, which is a condition characterized by high levels of lipids in the blood.
  • Type 3 Hyperlipoproteinemia

    Atorvastatin 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 MG Tablet is used to reduce the incidence of stroke by reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
  • Allergy

    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.
  • Muscle Pain

  • Tenderness

  • Weakness

  • Headache

  • Joint Pain

  • Acid Or Sour Stomach

  • Diarrhoea

  • Excessive Air Or Gas In Stomach

  • Blood In Urine

  • Redness Of The Skin Especially On The Face And Neck

  • 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 5 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.
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Atorvastatin 5 MG Tablet increases the number of hepatic LDL receptors on the cell-surface, enhancing uptake and catabolism of LDL and it inhibits the hepatic synthesis of VLDL, thereby reducing the total number of VLDL and LDL particles.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
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