Arpitor 10 mg Tablet

Arpitor 10 mg Tablet

RPG Life Sciences Ltd
Uses of Arpitor 10 mg Tablet:
High cholesterol
Composition of Arpitor 10 mg Tablet:
Atorvastatin 10mg
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Product Description: Arpitor 10 mg Tablet is manufactured by RPG Life Sciences Ltd
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Uses

Atorvastatin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of high cholesterol.

Side effects

  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Weakness

How to use

Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Atorvastatin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Atorvastatin is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.

How it works

Atorvastatin belongs to the class of lipid-lowering drugs (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors/Statins). It blocks the enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required to make cholesterol in the body. As a result, it lowers triglycerides, "bad" cholesterol (LDL) in the bod

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol as it can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.

Q. Is Atorvastatin used for lowering cholesterol?
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. It is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Atorvastatin 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.

Q. Is Atorvastatin diuretic?
Atorvastatin is not a diuretic. It is a lipid-lowering agent that belongs to a group of medicines called statins.

Q. Is Atorvastatin better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Atorvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin belong to a similar class of medicines with similar action and similar side effects. However, their result might vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

Q. Can the use of Atorvastatin cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Atorvastatin . However, it may increase your blood sugar levels. So, it's important that you monitor your blood sugar levels frequently if you're taking Atorvastatin . Also, share with your doctor if you've got Diabetes mellitus and you're suggested to take Atorvastatin as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.

Q. Can Atorvastatin lower the level of triglycerides?
Atorvastatin belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Atorvastatin is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause weight loss?
weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect of Atorvastatin. Atorvastatin has not been reported to cause weight loss. Consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while you are taking Atorvastatin.

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause erectile dysfunction?
Atorvastatin may cause erectile dysfunction although this side effect is not very clear. Consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while you are taking Atorvastatin.

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea may be a common side effect of Atorvastatin. Consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Atorvastatin as a dose adjustment may be needed.

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause memory loss?
One of the uncommon side effects of Atorvastatin is loss of memory it is rarely seen in people. Consult your doctor if you experience any such side effect after using Atorvastatin.

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause frequent urination?
Atorvastatin is not known to cause frequent urination. consult your doctor if you experience frequent urination after using Atorvastatin.

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause high blood pressure?
Atorvastatin is not known to cause high blood pressure. consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Atorvastatin.

Q. Is Atorvastatin a blood thinner?
No, Atorvastatin is not a blood thinner as it is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

Q. Is Atorvastatin safe to take?
Atorvastatin is safe to use, provided you follow the doctor's advice on using the medication.

Q. Is Atorvastatin a beta blocker?
No, Atorvastatin is not a beta blocker as it is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

Q. Is Atorvastatin a controlled substance?
Atorvastatin is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Controlled substances are drugs that are strictly regulated to reduce the risk of abuse and illegal distribution. To determine the level of restriction placed on a particular controlled substance, five different categories (or "Schedules") are used. A controlled substance will belong to Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V, with Schedule V being the least restricted.

Q. Is Atorvastatin an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
No, Atorvastatin is not an angiotensin converting enzyme as it is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with metformin?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with ibuprofen?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with milk?
No information is available till now on the use of Atorvastatin with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor regarding the same.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with fenofibrate?
Atorvastatin and fenofibrate have similar effects and they may increase the effects of each other. Fenofibrate may also increase side effects like risk for rhabdomyolysis (condition in which damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly). consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as Monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with levothyroxine?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with amlodipine?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with erythromycin?
Erythromycin increases the level or effect of Atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy). consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as Monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with metronidazole?
Metronidazole increases the level or effect of Atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorvastatin.consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together.

Q. Can I take Atorvastatin with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin increases the level or effect of Atorvastatin by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Atorvastatin. consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause gas?
One of the common side effects of Atorvastatin is flatulence (gas). Consult your doctor if you experience such side effect.

Q. Does Atorvastatin lower blood pressure?
A meta-analysis of different clinical trial shows that Atorvastatin has a small blood pressure lowering effect. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Q. Does Atorvastatin affect the liver?
Atorvastatin is rarely associated with hepatobiliary disorders. Use of Atorvastatin is also linked with abnormal liver function test and hence a periodic test of the liver functions is recommended.

Q. Does Atorvastatin cause itching?
use of Atorvastatin is knowm to cause itching and skin rashes. Consult your doctor if you experience any such side effects.

Q. Does Atorvastatin thin blood?
No, Atorvastatin is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.

Q. What is Atorvastatin?
Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to class of drugs called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.

Expert Advice

  • Atorvastatin treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). Take it along with regular exercise and low-fat diet.It also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.In general, Atorvastatin is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.Inform your doctor  if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes.  If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly  as Atorvastatin may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.Do not take Atorvastatin if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
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