ATORSAVE D 40mg Tablet 10's


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Atorvastatin+Cholecalciferol
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Drug Information for ATORSAVE D 40mg Tablet 10's

What is Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination taken for?

Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination tablet is taken for preventing heart diseases and decreasing the cholesterol levels.

Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination work?

In Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination, Atorvastatin belongs to the class of drugs called dyslipidaemic agents. The drug acts by blocking certain enzyme necessary for cholesterol synthesis in the body, thereby preventing heart diseases and reducing bad cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) belongs to the class of drug called vitamin supplements. The drug is given in combination with Atorvastatin to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disorders.

How to take Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.

If you miss a dose of Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination?

Drugs that interact with Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination are:

  • Atazanavir
  • Calcitriol
  • Cyclosporine
  • Darunavir
  • Doxercalciferol
  • Fluconazole
  • Itraconazole
  • Leflunomide
  • Paricalcitol
  • Rifampin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination:

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Yellow eyes/skin
  • Dark urine
  • Trouble breathing
  • Mood changes

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination causes dizziness.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3)
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding as the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

You are advised not to take Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination?

  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3)
  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as

liver disease, kidney disease, alcohol use, high level of calcium, high level of vitamin D and high level of potassium in the blood.

  • Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3)
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplement

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination?
  2. No, it is not advisable to alter the dose prescribed. Consult your doctor for dose-related queries.

  3. How should Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination be stored?
  4. Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination should be stored between 20 – 25°C.

  5. Can I recommend Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination to others?
  6. It is not advisable to recommend drugs to others as the severity of the condition and medical history is not same for every individual.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination?
  8. Yes, it is advised to monitor serum cholesterol levels regularly while taking Atorvastatin + Cholecalciferol (Vit D3) combination.

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