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ATOCOR 20MG TAB

Atocor 20MG tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Atocor 20MG tablet is prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. It is also used in treating patients suffering from dyslipidaemia by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride (fat) levels. The tablet is prescribed in hyperlipidaemia, type 3 hyperlipoproteinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Atocor 20MG tablet is Atorvastatin 20MG

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Atocor 20MG tablet is a lipid lowering drug (statin) that works by inhibiting an enzyme called HMG-CoA-reductase which is necessary for the body to produce cholesterol. As a result, it lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while increasing good cholesterol levels (HDL).

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Atocor 20MG tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
  • Active liver disease
  • Persistent serum transaminase elevation
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Concomitant use with ciclosporin, systemic fusidic acid, telaprevir, ritonavir and glecaprevir combinations.
  • Caution:
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hereditary muscular disorders
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Recent stroke
  • Severe acute infection
  • Severe metabolic disorders and uncontrolled seizures
  • Renal impairment
  • Children
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Atocor 20MG tablet. When taken in the recommended dosage guidelines, the medicine is well tolerated. You may experience one or more of the following common side effects:

  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Pruritis
  • Bronchospasm

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Hepatic failure
How to Use

How to Use

Take Atocor 20MG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
This tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant avoid stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. This medicine is usually taken not more than once a day.
Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the recommended dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of Atocor 20MG tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Confusion
  • Hepatic failure
  • Angioedema
  • Rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure
  • Severe hypoglycaemia
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Atocor 20MG tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Liver:

Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with moderate to severe liver diseases.

Pregnancy:

Use of Atocor 20MG tablet might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby We highly recommend that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Avoid grape fruit juice as it may alter serum levels.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Atocor 20MG tablet with diltiazem, itraconazole, ketoconazole, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, niacin, rifampicin, efavirenz, norethindrone, phenytoin.

Precautions
  • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
  • Keep the medicine out of reach of children.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits


Drug Composition information
What is Atorvastatin for:

It is used to stop heart attacks. - It is used to stop strokes. - It is used to lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body. - Good cholesterol (HDL) levels rise. - It is used to lower triglycerides. - It is used to slow the progress of heart disease.

How does Atorvastatin work:

Atorvastatin works by blocking an enzyme that is required for production of cholesterol.

How should Atorvastatin be used:

Take Atorvastatin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. - You may take Atorvastatin with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day. - Atorvastatin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. - Continue taking Atorvastatin even if there are signs of improvement. - Do not stop taking Atorvastatin unless instructed by the doctor.

Common side effects of Atorvastatin :

Headache, Belly pain, Loose stools (diarrhea), Muscle weakness, Joint pain.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. - Do not change the dose or stop this drug. - Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Atorvastatin :

Do not take Atorvastatin if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. - If you become pregnant while being treated with Atorvastatin, alert your doctor immediately. - Atorvastatin may cause harm to your unborn child. - You must use proven birth control methods while taking Atorvastatin and for at least 1 month after stopping Atorvastatin. - Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Atorvastatin. - Alert your doctor if you suffer from liver disease or if you previously had a stroke. - Inform your doctor if you consume large amounts of alcohol or if you are a frequent drinker.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. - These include wheezing, chest tightness, fever, itching, bad cough, blue or gray skin color, seizures, or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Very low blood sugar or very high blood sugar. - Very bad dizziness. - Trouble breathing. - Feeling cold. - Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea). - A big weight loss. - Very bad muscle pain or weakness. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Atorvastatin with other medicines:

Atorvastatin should not be taken at the same time as cholestyramine. - Cholestyramine reduces the effectiveness of Atorvastatin when taken at the same time. - If you are taking cholestyramine, take it at least 4 hours after you have taken Atorvastatin. - Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines: - heart medicines such as diltiazem or digoxin. - Other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as gemfibrozil or nicotinic acid. - Antibiotics such as erythromycin or clarithromycin. - Antifungals such as itraconazole. - Birth control pills. - Other medicines such as ciclosporin, nefazodone, rifampicin. - A herbal or food supplement called red yeast rice. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How do I store Atorvastatin :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Dyslipidaemic Agents


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of the Atocor 20MG tablet?

This tablet is prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. It is also used in treating patients suffering from dyslipidaemia by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride (fat) levels. The tablet is prescribed in hyperlipidaemia, type 3 hyperlipoproteinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects.

Q2. What are the side effects of the Atocor 20MG tablet?

The medicine is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects are diarrhea, joint pain, headache, weakness, muscle pain, liver enzyme abnormalities, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, difficulty in swallowing, pruritis, bronchospasm. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, anaphylaxis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, hepatic failure.

Q3. Should we take Atocor 20MG tablet with food or without food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, you could take it with food.

Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Atocor 20MG tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, active liver disease, persistent serum transaminase elevation, pregnancy and lactation, concomitant use with ciclosporin, systemic fusidic acid, telaprevir, ritonavir and glecaprevir combinations. Caution is advised among patients with diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, hereditary muscular disorders, transient ischemic attack, recent stroke, severe acute infection, severe metabolic disorders and uncontrolled seizures, renal impairment, children.

Q5. Does Atocor 20MG tablet make you sleepy?

This medicine does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. Is Atocor 20MG tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Atocor 20MG tablet lead to?

The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to increased respiratory rate, sweating, vomiting, vertigo, confusion, hepatic failure, angioedema, rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure, severe hypoglycaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding.

Q7. Can I take Atocor 20MG tablet during pregnancy?

This medicine might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby We highly recommend that you consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Q8. Can Atocor 20MG tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Atocor 20MG tablet?

Interaction of alcohol with this tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q10. How to store Atocor 20MG tablet?

Store the medicine at room temperature (25 degree Celsius). Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Atocor 20MG tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

The tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q12. Can we give Atocor 20MG tablet to children?

This tablet is not recommended for children below 10 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Atocor 20MG tablet?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 3-4 days of administration.

Q14. How long does the effect of Atocor 20MG tablet last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 3 to 5 days.

Q15. Can we take Atocor 20MG tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

Q16. For how many days should I take the Atocor 20MG tablet?

The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

Q17. When should I take Atocor 20MG tablet?

Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

Seller Information
Manufactured By

DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

village mauja thana,nalagarh road,baddi,distt,solan (hp) 173205

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DR REDDYS LABORATORIES LTD

village mauja thana,nalagarh road,baddi,distt,solan (hp) 173205

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