Atherochek

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Atherochek 10 Tablet 10 टेबलेट 1 पत्ते ₹ 151
Atherochek 5 Tablet 10 टैबलेट 1 पत्ते ₹ 53
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  • Manufactured by: Indoco Remedies Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Atorvastatin (10 mg) + Methylcobalamin (500 mcg) + Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) (10 mg) + Folic Acid (5 mg)

Atherochek Information

Atherochek, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. High Cholesterol are some of its major therapeutic uses. Atherochek also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Atherochek is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Atherochek also has some side effects, the most common being Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. While these are the most often observed Atherochek side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Atherochek are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Atherochek's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. In addition, Atherochek's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Atherochek related warnings section.

Atherochek is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Alcoholism as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Atherochek have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for Atherochek have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Atherochek is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



Atherochek Benefits & Uses

Atherochek is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Atherochek 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
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • 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
Adult
  • Disease: High Cholesterol
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 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: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Atherochek Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Atherochek is used -

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting

Common

Atherochek Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Atherochek safe for pregnant women?


    Atherochek 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 Atherochek safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Atherochek for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Atherochek on the Kidneys?


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

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Atherochek on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Atherochek. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Atherochek on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Atherochek on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Atherochek with Other Drugs

Atherochek should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Atherochek Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Atherochek

  • Is this Atherochek habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Atherochek has not been reported.

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


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

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Atherochek only on doctor's advice.

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


    Atherochek is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Atherochek Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Atherochek


    Taking Atherochek with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Atherochek


    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Atherochek as it can have severe side effects.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Atherochek

Question over 3 years ago

Can I take Atherochek in the morning?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Atherochek can be taken in the morning. It can be taken anytime once in a day with food or without food or as advised by your doctor.

Question almost 4 years ago

How does Atherochek work?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Atherochek works by inhibiting an enzyme (HMG-CoA reductase) which is responsible for cholesterol synthesis in our body, its inhibition results in increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and decreased levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) which lowers the risk of developing heart disease and helps in preventing strokes

Question about 4 years ago

What is Atherochek?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Atherochek 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 almost 4 years ago

Can I discontinue Atherochek on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

No, Atherochek should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 3 years ago

Does Atherochek cause hair loss?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Atherochek might cause hair loss but it occurs very rarely. This problem goes away after discontinuation of the drug. However, if you notice excessive hair loss then consult it with your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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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