Atorva 20 Tablet (10)

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  • Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
  • Contains / Salt: Atorvastatin (20 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    • Country of Origin: India
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    Atorva 20 Tablet (10) Information

    Atorva 20 Tablet (10) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of High Cholesterol. Atorva 20 Tablet (10) also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    The side effects typically associated with Atorva 20 Tablet (10) include Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. While these are the most often observed Atorva 20 Tablet (10) side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    Atorva 20 Tablet (10)'s effect during pregnancy is Severe and Mild while nursing. It is important to know if Atorva 20 Tablet (10) has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Atorva 20 Tablet (10) related warnings section.

    Atorva 20 Tablet (10) is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Alcoholism are examples of such conditions. The section on Atorva 20 Tablet (10) contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Besides this, Atorva 20 Tablet (10) may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Atorva 20 Tablet (10) is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Atorva 20 Tablet (10) Benefits & Uses

    Atorva 20 Tablet (10) is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Atorva 20 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 20 Tablet (10) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Atorva. If you are pregnant, do not take Atorva without a doctor's advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) safe during breastfeeding?


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

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) on the Kidneys?


      Kidney can be affected by Atorva. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) on the Liver?


      There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Atorva. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) on the Heart?


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

      Mild


    Atorva 20 Tablet (10) Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Atorva 20 Tablet (10) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Atorva 20 Tablet (10)

    • Is this Atorva 20 Tablet (10) habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Atorva 20 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 20 Tablet (10) as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Atorva 20 Tablet (10) is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      No, the use of Atorva 20 Tablet (10) in mental disorders is not effective.

      No

    Atorva 20 Tablet (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Atorva 20 Tablet (10)


      Taking Atorva 20 Tablet (10) with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Atorva 20 Tablet (10)


      Taking alcohol with Atorva 20 Tablet (10) can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Atorva 20 Tablet (10)

    Question over 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 over 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 over 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 about 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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