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Atorvastatin+Fenofibrate
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Drug Information

What is Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination used for?

Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination tablet/capsule is used for the treatment of mixed dyslipidaemia (elevated blood cholesterol levels).

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

How does Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination work?

Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination belongs to the class of drugs called dyslipidaemic agents. It acts by lowering the levels of low-density lipoproteins and plasma triglycerides by inhibiting the synthesis of triglycerides. Thus, it helps in reducing the blood cholesterol levels in the body.

How to take Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination?

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

Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination with or without food.

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

Drugs that interact with Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination are:

  • Atazanavir
  • Clarithromycin
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dicoumarol
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Ketoconazole
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Mipomersen
  • Saquinavir
  • Teriflunomide
  • 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 Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination?

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

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat
  • Allergic reactions
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Muscle pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weakness

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

  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes

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 + Fenofibrate combination?

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

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

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing liver or kidney diseases.
  • 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 + Fenofibrate

Frequently asked questions about Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination

  1. Can I take a higher dose of Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination for faster recovery?
  2. No, it is not advisable to change the dose of the drug as the dosage of Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination is prescribed based on the severity of the condition.

  3. What laboratory tests should I undergo in case of accidental overdose of Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination?
  4. The doctor may monitor LFTs (liver function tests) and CPKs (creatine phosphokinase test) to identify the unabsorbed drug, which may be eliminated by gastric lavage.

  5. What are the contraindications of Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination?
  6. The contraindications of Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination are hypersensitivity, liver and kidney dysfunction, pre-existing gallbladder disease and elevated levels of serum transaminases.

  7. Is it safe to take Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination during pregnancy?
  8. No, do not take Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination during pregnancy as it may affect the growing foetus. However, please consult your doctor.

  9. Should I undergo any laboratory tests while taking Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination?
  10. Yes, it is advised to undergo complete blood count (CBC), while taking Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination.

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