Atorva 10 mg Tablet contains Atorvastatin which belongs to the group of medicines called Lipid-lowering drugs. It is used to reduce elevated high blood cholesterol levels (hyperlipidaemia) in patients when diet and lifestyle changes do not result in an adequate response.
Hyperlipidaemia is a condition characterized by increased levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in the blood. If left untreated, these fat particles deposits in the blood vessels and hinders blood supply to vital organs which may lead to various problems such as heart attack or stroke.
By reducing blood cholesterol levels, Atorva 10 mg Tablet can also prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina or related health problems. Atorva 10 mg Tablet can be used both in adults and in children (aged 10 years or above).
Along with the treatment, you must follow a cholesterol-lowering diet, lifestyle changes and regular physical activity as instructed by your doctor to achieve better results. Avoid consuming alcohol or grapefruit juice while taking Atorva 10 mg Tablet as it may make Atorva 10 mg Tablet less effective.
Before taking Atorva 10 mg Tablet inform your doctor if you have any lung, liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, thyroid problems or a family history of muscle disorders.
Talk to your doctor before taking Atorva 10 mg Tablet if you are already taking any antibiotics (such as fusidic acid) to treat any existing infections. Do not take Atorva 10 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting your doctor.
Atorva 10 mg Tablet may increase your blood sugar levels, especially in patients who are diabetic. It may also affect the way your liver works, so your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels and liver functions while undergoing therapy with Atorva 10 mg Tablet as a precaution.
The most common side effects of taking Atorva 10 mg Tablet are inflammation of nasal passage, throat pain, muscle ache, joint pain, back pain, constipation, nausea and headache. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects worsen.
Also, inform your doctor if you experience severe unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness along with fever after taking Atorva 10 mg Tablet.
How Atorva Tablet Works
Atorva Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, raising the level of “good” cholesterol (HDL).
How To Use Atorva Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Atorva Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Benefits Of Atorva Tablet
In High cholesterol
Atorva Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It works by reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.
Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.
In Prevention of Heart attack
High levels of cholesterol can cause your blood vessels to narrow (atherosclerosis) and put you at risk of having a stroke or heart disease. Lowering the amount of this fat reduces the chances of this happening and helps you remain healthier for longer. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.
- Common Cold
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Difficulty in falling sleep
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Skin rash and itching
- Difficulty in breathing
- Urinary tract infection
Warning & Precautions
Atorva 10mg Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it. Women of childbearing age must use a reliable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with Atorva 10mg Tablet. However, if you accidentally become pregnant while taking Atorva 10mg Tablet, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Atorva 10mg Tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Driving And Using Machines
Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy after taking Atorva 10 mg Tablet.
Atorva 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients who consume large amounts of alcohol. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid alcohol consumption while taking Atorva 10 mg Tablet to achieve maximum benefits.
Atorva 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Atorva 10mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases. It should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not take Atorva 10mg Tablet if you are allergic to Atorvastatin.
Atorva 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with lung diseases (such as severe respiratory failure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Atorva 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
1. What are the uses of Atorva 10mg Tablet?
Atorva 10mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medicine. It is used to control elevated blood cholesterol levels. By reducing blood cholesterol levels, Atorva 10mg Tablet can also prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina or related health problems.
2. Can the use of Atorva 10mg Tablet cause diabetes?
Yes. Atorva 10 mg Tablet may increase blood sugar levels in some patients. This is most predominantly seen in patients who already have diabetes along with obesity and/or hypertension. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels while undergoing therapy with Atorva 10 mg Tablet to avoid any unwanted side effects.
3. What is the best time to take Atorva 10 mg Tablet?
Take Atorva 10 mg Tablet as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take Atorva 10 mg Tablet. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It can be taken with or without food.
4. Can Atorva Tablet cause muscle problems or muscle injury?
Yes, taking Atorva Tablet can cause muscle problems or muscle injury. This is because of the reduced oxygen supply to the muscle cells which leads to fatigue, muscle pain, tenderness, or muscle weakness. The soreness may be significant enough to interfere with your daily activities. Do not take it lightly and consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this and to avoid making it worse.
5. Is Atorva Tablet used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorva Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which lowers the level of lipids or fats. Atorva Tablet is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Atorva Tablet can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.