Atorva 40 Tablet (10)

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  • Contains / Salt: Atorvastatin (40 mg)
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    • Country of Origin: India

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    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) Information

    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Atorva 40 Tablet (10) also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The correct dosage of Atorva 40 Tablet (10) depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) also has some side effects, the most common being Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. Some other side effects of Atorva 40 Tablet (10) have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Atorva 40 Tablet (10) go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    It is also important to note that Atorva 40 Tablet (10) has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Atorva 40 Tablet (10) related warnings talks about Atorva 40 Tablet (10)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Alcoholism as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Atorva 40 Tablet (10) contraindications section.

    Additionally, Atorva 40 Tablet (10) may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    You should also be aware that Atorva 40 Tablet (10) is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) Benefits & Uses

    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) 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 40 Tablet (10) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Atorva 40 Tablet (10) 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 40 Tablet (10) 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 40 Tablet (10) 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 40 Tablet (10) 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 40 Tablet (10) on the Heart?


      Atorva is rarely harmful for the heart.

      Mild


    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Atorva 40 Tablet (10) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Atorva 40 Tablet (10)

    • Is this Atorva 40 Tablet (10) habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Atorva 40 Tablet (10).

      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 40 Tablet (10) as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Atorva 40 Tablet (10) 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 40 Tablet (10) is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Atorva 40 Tablet (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Atorva 40 Tablet (10)


      Taking Atorva 40 Tablet (10) with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Atorva 40 Tablet (10)


      Consuming Atorva 40 Tablet (10) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Atorva 40 Tablet (10)

    Question almost 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 about 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 over 4 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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