CADITOR EZ 10mg Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for CADITOR EZ 10mg Tablet 10's

What is Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination used for?

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination tablet is used to reduce the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination work?

In Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination, Atorvastatin belongs to the class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. It decreases low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Thus, it helps in eliminating the LDL cholesterol from the body through the liver.

Ezetimibe belongs to the class of drugs called cholesterol absorption inhibitors. It helps in blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines. Thus, it helps in lowering the cholesterol levels in the blood and liver.

How to take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination?

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

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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 + Ezetimibe combination?

Drugs that interact with Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination are:

  • Abacavir
  • Amiodarone
  • Bexarotene
  • Butalbital
  • Cerivastatin
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dronedarone
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Isoniazid
  • Omeprazole
  • Rosuvastatin

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 + Ezetimibe combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination:

  • Stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Diarrhoea

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

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Yellowing of the eyes and skin
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite

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 + Ezetimibe combination?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination as it may cause excessive dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination in case of allergic reactions.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe 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 + Ezetimibe combination?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing liver or kidney diseases, bleeding problems etc.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any hypersensitivity to any of the drugs in Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination

  1. Is it safe to take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination in patients suffering from muscle pains?
  2. No, it is not safe to take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination as it increases muscle pains.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while on Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination?
  4. Yes, it is advised to follow a diet rich in fibre as constipation is one of the side effects of Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination.

  5. Can I discontinue taking Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination when I feel better?
  6. Do not stop taking Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

  7. Is it safe to take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination during pregnancy?
  8. Do not take Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe combination during pregnancy as it may affect the growing foetus. However, please consult your doctor.

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