Xtor

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    Xtor Information

    Xtor, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Xtor also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The correct dosage of Xtor 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.

    The most common side effects of Xtor are Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Xtor can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Xtor 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.

    In addition, Xtor's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Xtor's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Xtor 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 Xtor are listed in the contraindications section below.

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

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



    Xtor Benefits & Uses

    Xtor is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Xtor 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


    Xtor Side Effects

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

    Mild

    • Nausea or vomiting

    Common

    Xtor Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Xtor safe for pregnant women?


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

      Severe
    • Is the use of Xtor safe during breastfeeding?


      Breastfeeding women can take Xtor as it bears very minor side effects for them.

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


      There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Xtor. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

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


      The liver can be affected by Xtor. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Xtor only after medical advice.

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


      Xtor has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Xtor with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Xtor Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Xtor

    • Is this Xtor habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Xtor.

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


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

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Xtor only as per medical advice.

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


      No, the use of Xtor in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Xtor Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Xtor


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

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Xtor


      Taking alcohol with Xtor can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Xtor

    Question about 4 years ago

    What is Xtor?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Xtor 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 3 years ago

    Can Xtor cause diabetes?

    Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

    No, Xtor does not cause diabetes. It has not been reported to cause diabetes. However, Xtor 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 almost 4 years ago

    Can I use Xtor without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    No, Xtor 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 almost 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Xtor on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

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

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How long can I safely use Xtor?

    Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

    Use Xtor as advised by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or use it longer than prescribed by 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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