What is Atorexin?
Atorexin is brand name of drug called Atorvastatin and manufactured by Actoverco pharmaceutical factory.
Atorexin (atorvastatin) is an antilipemic agent belongs to HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors.
Film coated tablets 10, 20, 40 mg
What is Atorexin (atorvastatin) used for?
- It is used to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise good cholesterol (HDL);
- It is used to lower triglycerides;
- It is used in some people to lower the chance of heart attack, stroke, and certain heart procedures;
- It is used to slow the progress of heart disease;
- It may be given to you for other reasons.
Important notes before taking Atorexin (atorvastatin):
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have an allergy to atorvastatin or any other part of this drug.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of these health problems: Active liver disease or a rise in liver enzymes.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of these drugs: Cyclosporine, gemfibrozil, tipranavir plus ritonavir.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take this drug.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Important notes while taking Atorexin (atorvastatin):
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- Have laboratory tests checked as you have been told by the doctor.
- Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
- Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.
- If you drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit often, talk with your doctor.
- Avoid or limit drinking alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol may raise your chance of liver disease.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- This drug may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking this drug, call your doctor right away. Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this drug.
Atorexin (atorvastatin) side effects
Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat;
- Signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI) like blood in the urine, burning or pain when passing urine, feeling the need to pass urine often or right away, fever, lower stomach pain, or pelvic pain;
- Weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight;
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed;
- Feeling very tired or weak;
- Feeling confused;
- Memory problems or loss.
This drug may cause muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Sometimes, a very bad muscle problem may happen that may lead to kidney problems. Rarely, deaths have happened in people who get these problems when taking drugs like this one. Call your doctor right away if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness that is not normal (with or without fever or feeling out of sorts). Call your doctor right away if you have muscle signs that last after your doctor has told you to stop taking this drug.
Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems have happened with this drug. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Joint pain;
- Upset stomach;
- Nose or throat irritation;
- Trouble sleeping.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.You may report side effects to your national health agency.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it and go back to your normal time.
If it has been 12 hours or more since the missed dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
How do I store and/or throw out this drug?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs.