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Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe

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

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Benefits & Uses

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe is used to treat the following -

  1. High Cholesterol
  2. High Triglycerides
  3. Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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.

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Ingredients of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe

Atorvastatin
Ezetimibe

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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
  15. Joint aches
  16. Limb Pain
  17. Sinus inflammation
  18. Respiratory tract infection
  19. Rash
  20. Pancreatic inflammation
  21. Angioedema Severe
  22. Infection
  23. Back Pain Mild
  24. Pharyngitis
  25. Fatigue Mild
  26. Cough Mild
  27. Influenza like symptoms
  28. Abdominal Pain Mild
  29. Increased Liver Enzymes

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Related Warnings

Is the use of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe safe for pregnant women?

It is not known what effect Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe will have on pregnant women, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.

Is the use of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe. Immediately discontinue Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

What is the effect of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe on the Kidneys?

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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.

What is the effect of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe on the Liver?

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

What is the effect of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe on the Heart?

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe has very mild side effects on the heart.

Severe Interaction of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe with Other Drugs

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

Warfarin

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Contraindications

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

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

Frequently asked Questions about Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe

Is this Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe has not been reported.

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

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

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe only as per medical advice.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe is not used to treat mental disorders.

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe

Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

Interaction between Alcohol and Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe with alcohol.

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I use Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , Internal Medicine

No, Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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 over 1 year ago

Does Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe cause hair loss?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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.

Question over 1 year ago

Can I take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe in the morning?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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 over 1 year ago

Can Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe cause diabetes?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe does not cause diabetes. It has not been reported to cause diabetes. However, Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe cause memory loss?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

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

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

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