MFT: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION: Atorvastatin 40mg
STORAGE: Store at room temperature
PRICE: For one strip (inclusive all taxes)
Packing: 1 Strip of 14 tablets each
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Category :High Cholesterol
Stock : 500
Atocor 40 Tablet belongs to statins group of medicines also known as HMG-CoA Inhibitor. It is used in the treatment of High Lipid or Cholesterol. Due to deposition of cholesterol in blood vessels. The lumen of blood vessels may get narrow and causes high blood pressure and blockage of the blood arteries which mail lead to a heart attack or stroke.
You should check cholesterol levels regularly. Along with this medication, you need also to change your lifestyles such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake, and weight reduction. It is important to avoid taking high fat in your meal.
This tablet is very beneficial in reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood and reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.
Most of the side effects are given below do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor/pharmacist if they persist or if you are worried about them
Common side effects:
HOW TO USE:
This tablet is widely prescribed under Schedule H drug. It is safe for long-term use as per the direction of the physician/pharmacist. It should be taken every day at the same time. Do not stop the dose unless your doctor/pharmacist advised you. Swallow it. Do not chew, crush, or break this tablet.
MODE OF ACTION
This tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It acts by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, raising the level of "good" cholesterol (HDL).
This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as Liver disease, Pregnancy, and breastfeeding.
Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.