Lipiduce

Lipiduce

atorvastatin

Manufacturer:

Hovid

Distributor:

DCH Auriga - Healthcare
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Atorvastatin Ca
Indications/Uses
Adjunct to diet for reduction of elevated total-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, apolipoprotein B, triglycerides & increase HDL-cholesterol in patients w/ primary hypercholesterolemia (heterozygous familial & nonfamilial), combined hyperlipidemia (Fredrickson types IIa & IIb), hypertriglyceridemia (Fredrickson type IV), primary dysbetalipoproteinemia (Fredrickson type III). Adjunct therapy w/ other lipid-lowering treatment (eg, LDL apheresis) in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia to reduce total-cholesterol & LDL-cholesterol.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & adolescent Initially 10 mg/day. Adjust dose at 4-wk interval. Max: 80 mg/day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Avoid excessive consumption (>1 L/day) of grapefruit juice.
Contraindications
Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevation of serum transaminase. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Perform liver function tests before initiation of treatment & semiannually thereafter. Alcoholism, organ transplant w/ immunosuppressant therapy, history of liver disease. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Myalgia, myositis, rhabdomyolysis, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, stomach pain, dizziness headache, nausea, skin rash, insomnia.
Drug Interactions
Cyclosporin, fibrates, nicotinic acid, erythromycin, azole-type antifungals; antacid; cholestyramine, colestipol; digoxin; anticoagulants, coumarin or indandione derivative; grapefruit juice; OCs containing norethindrone & ethinyl estradiol; erythromycin; spironolactone, ketoconazole, cimetidine.
ATC Classification
C10AA05 - atorvastatin ; Belongs to the class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Lipiduce film-coated tab 10 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
Form
Lipiduce film-coated tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
3 × 10's
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