CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule 10's


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Drug Information for CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule 10's

What is CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule used for?

CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule capsule, tablet is used for the treatment of increased blood cholesterol and lipid levels.

CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule work?

In CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule, Atorvastatin belongs to the class of drugs called dyslipidemic agents (statins). It acts by inhibiting certain enzymes, which plays a major role in the synthesis of cholesterol. Thus, it prevents biosynthesis of cholesterol and helps to reduce serum cholesterol levels.

Clopidogrel belongs to the class of drugs called anti-coagulant drugs. Clopidogrel acts by inhibiting adenosine diphosphate from binding to its receptor, thereby inhibiting the platelet aggregation. Thus, it helps in preventing the clot formation.

How to take CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule tablet/capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule.

If you miss a dose of CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule, please take it as soon as 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 CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule?

Drugs that interact with CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule include the following:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Atazanavir
  • Cyclosporine
  • Darunavir
  • Dicumarol
  • Erythromycin
  • Esomeprazole
  • Loperamide
  • Pioglitazone
  • Warfarin

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 CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule:

  • Cough
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chest tightness
  • Red or purple spots on skin
  • Shortness of breath

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

  • Collection of blood under skin
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Severe muscle cramps
  • Wheezing

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 CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule?

  • Avoid taking the medicine if you are allergic to CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule causes dizziness or blurred vision.

You are advised not to take CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule 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 CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver disease, bleeding disorders and intracranial hemorrhage.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you become pregnant while taking CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule.

Frequently Asked Questions about taking CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule

  1. Is it safe to use CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule during pregnancy
  2. No, it is not advisable to use CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule during pregnancy. It may harm the unborn foetus. However, consult your doctor before starting the medication.

  3. Should I undergo any laboratory tests while taking CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule?
  4. Yes, it is advised to undergo lipid profile test while taking CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule.

  5. How should CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule should be stored?
  6. CLOPITORVA 20mg Capsule should be stored at room temperature (15 –30OC) away from sunlight, heat and moisture.

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