Atorva 40 MG Tablet is a medicine consisting of Atorvastatin. It is used in the treatment of high blood cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) levels. This medicine works by blocking the production of unhealthy fats in your body and prevents the risk of heart problems and stroke (a condition that causes reduced oxygen supply to the brain).
Atorva 40 MG Tablet has some side effects like nausea, weakness, muscle pain, stomach pain, etc. These side effects are mild and may subside by themselves. Consult your doctor if these side effects last for a long time or worsen.
Atorva 40 MG Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take the dose as directed by your doctor. Take it regularly at the same time for the ease of remembering. Avoid taking more than the recommended dose. Your doctor may suggest tests to regularly monitor your lipid profiles (fat levels in the blood) to make sure the medicine is working properly.
Atorva 40 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have liver problems. Use this medicine with caution if you have diabetes, hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone in the body), or kidney problems. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicine as they may interact with this medicine and cause undesired effects.
Atorva 40 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 10 years of age as the safety and efficacy data is not available. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
How To Use Atorva Tablet
How does Atorva 40 mg Work
Atorva 40 mg tablets contain atorvastatin as the active ingredient which is HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoenzymeA) reductase inhibitor. HMG-CoA-reductase is essential for the production of VLDL cholesterol in the liver. Atorva 40 mg binds to the LDL receptors of the hepatic cells which increases the uptake of LDL and its breakdown. The overall action of Atorva lowers the levels of LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, and increases the good cholesterol – HDL.
Uses of Atorva 40 mg
Atorva 40 tablets are prescribed for:
- Reduction of High Cholesterol.
- Treatment of Hyperlipidemia & Hypertriglyceridemia.
- Management of Type 3 Hyperlipoproteinemia.
- Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke.
The dosage will be advised by the doctor after examining the severity of your condition and your overall health status.
- Generally, it is advised to be taken once at any time during the day.
- Swallow the tablet whole, do not break or crush it.
- It can be taken with or without food but should be taken consistently at a fixed time.
In case you miss a dose, it is recommended to take one as soon as you remember. Take care not to take two doses within 12 hours as it may impact your health adversely.
Taking more than the recommended dose may result in serious consequences impacting your health. In case you experience breathing difficulties or loss of consciousness, seek medical assistance.
Side Effects Of Atorva Tablet
- Abdominal pain
- Joint pain
- Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
- Pain in extremities
- Urinary tract infection
- Abnormal liver function tests
Warning & Precautions
Atorva 40 mg 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 40 mg Tablet. However, if you accidentally become pregnant while taking Atorva 40 mg Tablet, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.
Atorva 40 mg 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 40 mg Tablet.
Atorva 40 mg 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 40 mg Tablet to achieve maximum benefits.
Atorva 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Atorva 40 mg 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 40 mg Tablet if you are allergic to Atorvastatin.
Atorva 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with lung diseases (such as severe respiratory failure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Atorva 40 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
1. How can Atorva 40 mg tablets help control cholesterol in the body?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is present in the body and can build up in the walls of the blood vessels. Their accumulation narrows the blood vessels and obstructs the flow of blood to certain parts of the body, resulting in stroke or heart problems. Atorva 40 mg tablets are statins that block the action of certain enzymes and bind to some receptors that facilitate the breakdown of bad cholesterol. This helps in the prevention of heart diseases and stroke.
2. Is Atorva safe for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women?
Atorva tablets are not safe for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Studies have shown serious damages to the developing fetus. And in the case of breastfeeding, the drug passes onto the breast milk and causes toxicity in the baby.
3. Will the use of Atorva tablets affect my ability to drive?
No, Atorva 40 mg tablets are not known to interfere with the ability to drive or perform any task involving heavy machinery.
4. Would Atorva 40 mg tablets impact my muscles?
Use of Atorva 40 mg tablets may result in muscle damage or injury. This happens as the oxygen supply lowers and makes the muscles ache, get tender, or weak. Do not wait for the symptoms to disappear if you feel any discomfort related to the muscles.
5. Is the Atorva tablet safe for use if I have diabetes?
Atorva 40 mg tablets may increase blood sugar levels. You might be required to regularly monitor your blood sugar levels. It is recommended to consult your doctor before using this medication.