Atchol 40 Tablet

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    Atchol 40 Tablet Information

    Atchol 40 Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. High Cholesterol are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Atchol 40 Tablet have also been explained below.

    The right dosage of Atchol 40 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    The side effects typically associated with Atchol 40 Tablet include Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. Some other side effects of Atchol 40 Tablet have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Atchol 40 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Atchol 40 Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. Warnings related to Atchol 40 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Atchol 40 Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Alcoholism are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Atchol 40 Tablet contraindications section.

    Besides this, Atchol 40 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Atchol 40 Tablet is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Atchol 40 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Atchol 40 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Atchol 40 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Atchol 40 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Atchol 40 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Atchol should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Atchol 40 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Breastfeeding women can take Atchol as it bears very minor side effects for them.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Atchol 40 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Atchol. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Atchol 40 Tablet on the Liver?


      The liver can be affected by Atchol. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Atchol only after medical advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Atchol 40 Tablet on the Heart?


      Atchol may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

      Mild


    Atchol 40 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Atchol 40 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Atchol 40 Tablet

    • Is this Atchol 40 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Atchol 40 Tablet does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Atchol 40 Tablet since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Atchol 40 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, the use of Atchol 40 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Atchol 40 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Atchol 40 Tablet


      Atchol 40 Tablet may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Atchol 40 Tablet


      Consumption of alcohol and Atchol 40 Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Atchol 40 Tablet

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I use Atchol without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    No, Atchol is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Atchol cause memory loss?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    No, use of Atchol does not cause memory loss in the patients who are taking it. It has not been reported to cause memory loss.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Atchol cause diarrhea?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Atchol has been reported to cause diarrhea but this occurs in a few cases only. It is the most common side effect of this medicine. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay. 

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Atchol?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Atchol is a brand name of atorvastatin which belongs to the class of drugs known as statins (dyslipidemic agents). It is a prescription drug that is used for the treatment of mixed dyslipidemia (high levels of lipids in the blood), hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels), and hypertriglyceridemia.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Atchol cause weight gain?

    It has been reported to cause weight gain but only in a few cases, this occurs very rarely. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown. if you notice any unusual weight gain after taking this drug. Then you are recommended to discuss it with your doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

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    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lipitor® (Atorvastatin Calcium)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 637-638

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 646-650

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