Atocor

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Atocor

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Atocor Information

Atocor, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet, Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Other than this, Atocor has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Atocor. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The most common side effects of Atocor are Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. While these are the most often observed Atocor side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Atocor 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.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Atocor is Severe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Atocor's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Atocor related warnings section.

Atocor is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Alcoholism are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Atocor are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Atocor may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

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

  1. Atocor Benefits & Uses
  2. Atocor Dosage & How to Take
  3. Atocor Side Effects
  4. Atocor Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Atocor with Other Drugs
  6. Atocor Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Atocor
  8. Atocor Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Atocor Benefits & Uses

Atocor is used to treat the following -

  1. High Cholesterol Primary
  2. High Triglycerides
  3. High Lipoprotein
  4. Heart Disease
  5. Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Atocor Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Atocor

Atorvastatin

Atocor Side Effects

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

  1. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  2. Allergic reaction
  3. Headache Common
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Indigestion Mild
  6. Nasopharyngitis
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Flatulence Mild
  9. Constipation Mild
  10. Increased level of Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) in the blood
  11. Erectile Dysfunction Rare
  12. Increased Glucose level in the blood
  13. Joint Swelling
  14. Memory problems

Atocor Related Warnings

Is the use of Atocor safe for pregnant women?

Atocor has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Atocor without medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Atocor safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Atocor on breastfeeding women are very mild.

Mild

What is the effect of Atocor on the Kidneys?

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

Moderate

What is the effect of Atocor on the Liver?

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

Moderate

What is the effect of Atocor on the Heart?

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

Mild

Severe Interaction of Atocor with Other Drugs

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

Atocor Contraindications

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

  1. Hypothyroidism
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Kidney Disease
  4. Diabetes
  5. Alcoholism
  6. Trauma

Frequently asked Questions about Atocor

Is this Atocor habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Atocor is addictive.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Atocor will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

Safe

Is it safe?

Atocor should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Atocor is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Atocor Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Atocor

Atocor 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 Atocor

Consumption of alcohol and Atocor together may have severe effects on your health.

Severe

Atocor FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

Does Atocor cause memory loss?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

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

Question almost 2 years ago

Can Atocor 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.

Question almost 2 years ago

Can Atocor cause diarrhea?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Atocor 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 about 2 years ago

What is Atocor?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Atocor 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 2 years ago

How to take Atocor?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Atocor comes in form of a tablet and ideally, it should be taken by mouth once daily as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with food or without food at any time of the day. Precautions must be taken in patients with liver disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

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