Atotin-10 (Tablet Atorvastatin 10 mg)
Atorvastatin in Atotin-10 is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins.” It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.
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Composition: Atorvastatin Calcium I.P equivalent to Atorvastatin 10 mg
What is Atorvastatin in Atotin-10 for?
It is used to stop heart attacks, strokes, lower cholesterol and other harmful types of cholesterol in the body. Good cholesterol (HDL) levels rise. It is used to lower triglycerides and slow the progress of heart disease.
How does Atotin-10 work?
Atorvastatin works by blocking an enzyme that is required for the production of cholesterol.
Common side effects of Atotin-10:
Common side effects are a headache, belly pain, loose stools (diarrhea), muscle weakness and 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 Atotin-10?
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.
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.
Can I take Atotin-10 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.
How do I store Atotin-10?
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 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. More details