ATORSAVE 10mg Tablet 10's


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Atorvastatin+Cholecalciferol(Vit D3)
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Drug Information for ATORSAVE 10mg Tablet 10's

What is ATORSAVE?

  • ATORSAVE contains called Atorvastatin which belongs to the group of medicines known as statins
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What ATORSAVE is used for?

  • It is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and life style changes on their own have failed
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking ATORSAVE, if you

  • are allergic to Atorvastatin or any other ingredients to this medicine
  • have or have ever had a disease which affects the liver/kidney problems
  • have had any unexplained abnormal blood tests for liver function
  • are a woman able to have children and not using reliable contraception
  • have had a previous stroke with bleeding into the brain, or have small pockets of fluid in the brain from previous strokes
  • have an under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
  • have had repeated or unexplained muscle aches or pains, a personal history or family history of muscle problems
  • regularly drink a large amount of alcohol
  • are older than 70 years
  • have severe respiratory failure
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  • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant or breast feeding
  • Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine
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  • Normally this medicine does not affect your ability to drive or operate machines
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Tell your doctor if you are taking

  • medicines used to alter the way your immune system works, e.g. ciclosporin
  • certain antibiotics or antifungal medicines e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin
  • other medicines to regulate lipid levels, e.g. gemfibrozil, other fibrates, colestipol
  • some calcium channel blockers used for angina or high blood pressure
  • medicines used in the treatment of HIV e.g. ritonavir, lopinavir
  • some medicines used in the treatment of hepatitis c e.g. telaprevir
  • other medicines known to interact with atorvastatin include ezetimibe (which lowers cholesterol)
  • warfarin (which reduces blood clotting)
  • oral contraceptives
  • stiripentol (an anti-convulsant for epilepsy)
  • cimetidine (used for heartburn and peptic ulcers)
  • phenazone (a painkiller)
  • colchicines (used to treat gout)
  • antacids (indigestion products containing aluminium or magnesium)
  • boceprevir (for treatment of liver disease as hepatitis c)
  • medicines obtained without a prescription such as St john’s wort(herbal medicine)
  • oral fusidic acid to treat a bacterial infection
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  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The recommended starting dose of Atorvastatin is 10 mg once a day in adults and children aged 10 years or older
  • The maximum dose is 80 mg once daily for adults and 20 mg once daily for children
  • It should be swallowed whole with a drink of water, and can be taken at any time of day, with or without food

If you take more ATORSAVE

  • If you accidently take too many ATORSAVE tablets (more than your usual daily dose), contact your doctor or nearest hospital for advice

If you forget to take ATORSAVE

  • If you forget to take a dose, just take your next scheduled dose at the correct time
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking ATORSAVE

  • Do not stop taking this medicine before consulting your doctor
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SERIOUS

COMMON

UNCOMMON

RARE

VERY RARE

  • serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of face, tongue and throat that can cause great difficulty in breathing
  • serious illness with severe peeling and swelling of the skin, blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes, genitals and fever
  • skin rash with pink-red blotches especially on palms of hands or soles of feet which may blister
  • muscle weakness, tenderness or pain
  • unexpected or unusual bleeding or bruising
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  • inflammation of the nasal passages, pain in the throat, nose bleed
  • increases in blood sugar levels (if you have diabetes continue careful monitoring of your blood sugar levels), increase in blood creatine kinase
  • headache, nausea, constipation, wind, indigestion, diarrhoea
  • joint or neck or muscle or back pain
  • blood test results that show your liver function can become abnormal
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  • anorexia (loss of appetite), weight gain, decreases in blood sugar levels
  • having nightmares, insomnia
  • dizziness, numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes, reductions of sensation to pain or touch, change in sense of taste, loss of memory
  • blurred vision
  • ringing in the ears and/or head
  • vomiting, belching, abdominal pain upper and lower, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas leading to stomach pain)
  • hepatitis (liver inflammation)
  • rash, skin rash and itching, hives, hair loss
  • fatigue, weakness, chest pain, swelling especially in the ankles (oedema), raised temperature
  • urine tests that are positive for white blood cells
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  • visual disturbance
  • cholestasis (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • tendon injury
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  • hearing loss
  • gynaecomastia (breast enlargement in men)
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
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