About the drug:
Atorvastatin is an oral drug that decreases the cholesterol levels in the blood. It belongs to the class of drugs known as Statins. They help in lowering the high cholesterol levels in blood. It decreases the LDL cholesterol (Bad) levels in the body.
Fenofibrate is a drug that reduces the cholesterol absorption from the diet. It lowers the bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. It belongs to the class of Fibrates.
Uses of the drug:
Combination of both the drugs effectively reduces the cholesterol levels in the blood and is given in conditions like:
Decreases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction and other serious cardiovascular problems, etc.
Working of the drug:
Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate combination lowers the cholesterol levels in the body.
Atorvastatin is HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and plays a central role in synthesis of cholesterol. It stops the activity of the enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase and has a key role in cholesterol production. Atorvastatin increases the removal of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and high triglyceride levels from the body. It increases the HDL (good cholesterol) levels and prevents deposition of fats in body tissues.
It is a drug that helps in decreasing the cholesterol levels of body which may cause serious life threatening conditions. It activates the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor (PPAR-a) which causes breakdown of lipids and eliminates triglyceride rich particles from plasma.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Atorvastatin and fenofibrate combination tablets are available in the following strength on our website:
• Atorlip F 10 mg/145 mg
Atorlip F is manufactured by Cipla Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our websites and to buy Atorlip F online you can visit alldaychemist.com.
Before you take the drug:
• Do not take the drug if you:
Are allergic to Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate
Are pregnant or planning to concieve
Are breastfeeding as the drug may pass into the breastmilk and may harm the baby
• Tell your doctor if you:
Have metabolism, hormonal and electrolyte problems
Have history of liver disease
Have gall bladder disease
Had a recent major surgery
Have any other allergy like food or medicines
Have muscle pain or weakness
Have a hypo or hyperthyroidism
Have kidney problems
How much to take the drug?
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. Various factors are assessed before recommending a dose. Complete lipid profile, liver function test are done and then they are examined by the doctor. Depending upon the need and demand of the situation, doctor will prescribe you the best therapeutic dose for your condition. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
How to take the drug?
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it.
When to take the drug?
Atorvastatin+ Fenofibrate is taken once daily with or without food. It is a best way to take the medicine same time daily because it shows best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.
For how long to take it?
It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult physician first.
In case of overdose, one should immediately consult with his doctor.
Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose then skip the dose and take your next dose on the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one.
Side effects of the drug:
All medicines have their side effects, same goes for this combination also. This is not necessary that everyone will encounter this one. Some common and rare side effects are listed below:
• Decreased libido
• Breakdown of muscle fibers in the bloodstream
• Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness
• Swelling, weight gain and increased thirst
• Hunger, dry mouth and drowsiness
• Back pain
• Dry skin, abdominal pain , itching , dark colored stools
Common drug interactions:
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions. This way, doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate are as follows:
• Macrolide antibiotics
• Birth control pills
• Coumarin anticoagulants
• Nicotinic acid
Things to remember:
• Take the drug regularly even if you feel fine, always consult doctor before discontinuation
• Eat low fat and cholesterol diet and exercise regularly
• This drug passes into breast milk and may cause fetal damage
• Monitor your blood cholesterol levels and liver functions while taking this drug
• You can easily buy Atorlip F online at alldaychemist.com.
|US Brand Name||Atorlip F|
|Generic Name||Atorvastatin + Fenofibrate|
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