Atorvastatin Sandoz

Atorvastatin Sandoz

atorvastatin

Manufacturer:

Sandoz

Distributor:

Zuellig
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Atorvastatin Ca
Indications/Uses
Reduction of cholesterol & triglycerides in the blood when low fat diet, exercise & lifestyle changes have been unsuccessful in patients w/ hypercholesterolaemia or mixed hyperlipidaemia, heterozygous or homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & childn ≥10 yr 10 mg once daily. Dose may be adjusted individually every ≤4 wk frequently. Max daily dose of 80 mg for adult & 20 mg once daily for childn. Hypercholesterolaemia or mixed hyperlipidaemia 20 mg/day. Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia Initially 10 mg once daily. Adjust dose at 4-wk intervals up to 80 mg/day. Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia 80 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Avoid excessive consumption of grapefruit juice.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Liver disease or unexplained & persistent elevation of serum transaminase levels. Myopathy, myalgia, myositis. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Perform liver function tests prior to treatment & periodically thereafter. Monitor CPK levels. Lactose intolerance; large alcohol consumption; liver disease.
Adverse Reactions
Constipation, flatulence, GI disturbances, nausea, diarrhea; allergic reactions; insomnia; headache, dizziness, paraesthesia, hypoesthesia; rash, itching; muscle & joint pain; weakness, chest & back pain, accumulation of fluids in the extremities.
Drug Interactions
Cyclosporin; erythromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole; rifampicin; gemfibrozil, other fibrates, nicotinic acid derivatives, colestipol; digoxin; nefazodone; warfarin, OC, phenytoin, Al- & Mg-containing antacids. Grapefruit juice may alter decomposition. Alcohol.
ATC Classification
C10AA05 - atorvastatin ; Belongs to the class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Atorvastatin Sandoz film-coated tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
Form
Atorvastatin Sandoz film-coated tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
Form
Atorvastatin Sandoz film-coated tab 40 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
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