Tonact 20mg Tab belongs to a group of medicines called statins and it is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Tonact 20mg Tab is Atorvastatin 20 MG
Tonact 20mg Tab works by reducing the amount of bad cholesterol or LDL and helps in raising the amount of good cholesterol or HDL in your blood.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Tonact 20mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Tonact 20mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
This tab should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Tonact 20mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine is most probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. This tablet rarely affects the kidneys. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the renal issues before using this medicine.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.
safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be unsafe if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this medicine, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. this medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start Tonact 20mg Tab on your own. Please consult your doctor.
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 the use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
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.
Atorvastatin works by blocking an enzyme that is required for production of cholesterol.
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.
Headache, Belly pain, Loose stools (diarrhea), Muscle weakness, Joint pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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.
Tonact 20mg Tab belongs to a group of medicines called statins which are used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, weakness, nausea, headache, stomach pain, yellowing of your eyes, increase in blood sugar levels and unexplained muscle pains.
It can be taken with or without food.
Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, liver disease, diabetic patients should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.
No. This tab does not make you drowsy. However, please tell your doctor about all other medicines that you may be taking as drug interactions may make you sleepy.
No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like rashes, tightness in chest, rapid heartbeat, itching, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Please follow recommendations of your doctor correctly to avoid complications.
This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.
It needs a prescription.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.
Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).
No. Please swallow it whole.
Yes. However, this needs to be done only under the supervision of a qualified physician.
Anywhere between 3-5 hours.
The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual and intended use.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.
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.
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.
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