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  • Contains / Salt: Atorvastatin (20 mg)
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    • Country of Origin: India
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    Atorva Information

    Atorva is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Other than this, Atorva has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Atorva. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Atorva are Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. While these are the most often observed Atorva side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Atorva normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Atorva's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Atorva has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Atorva related warnings section.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Liver Disease, Alcoholism must refrain from the use of Atorva since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Atorva are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Atorva with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

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



    Atorva Benefits & Uses

    Atorva is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Atorva 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

    Atorva Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Atorva safe for pregnant women?


      Atorva can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Atorva safe during breastfeeding?


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

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


      Atorva may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

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


      Atorva may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

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


      Atorva is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Atorva with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Atorva Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Atorva

    • Is this Atorva habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Atorva.

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


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Atorva as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Atorva should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      No, Atorva is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Atorva Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Atorva


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

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Atorva


      Consuming Atorva with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Atorva

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I use Atorva without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    No, Atorva 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

    Is Atorva safe to use?

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

    Yes, Atorva is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed at regular doses such as confusion, diarrhea, joint pain, and muscle pain. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Atorva work?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Atorva 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 over 5 years ago

    What is Atorva?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Atorva 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 5 years ago

    Can Atorva cause diabetes?

    Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

    No, Atorva does not cause diabetes. It has not been reported to cause diabetes. However, Atorva might increase your blood sugar levels slightly. So, if you have diabetes keep a check on your blood sugar levels and in case of a sudden spike inform your doctor and take medicines accordingly.



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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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