Actimed Atorvastatin

Actimed Atorvastatin

atorvastatin

Manufacturer:

Stallion Labs

Distributor:

Actimed

Marketer:

Ambica
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Atorvastatin Ca
Indications/Uses
Primary hypercholesterolemia, heterozygous & homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia as combined (mixed) hyperlipidemia in patients who have not responded adequately to diet & other appropriate measures.
Dosage/Direction for Use
20 mg Initially 10-20 mg once daily. Patient who require large LDL-cholesterol reduction Initially 20 mg daily, may be adjusted at 4-wk interval up to max 80 mg daily. 40 mg Initially 10-40 mg once daily. Patient who require large LDL-cholesterol reduction Initially 40 mg daily, may be adjusted at 4-wk interval up to max 80 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Avoid excessive consumption (>1 L/day) of grapefruit juice.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevation of serum transaminases. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Special Precautions
Substantial alcohol consumption, history of liver disease. Risk of rhabdomyolysis (w/ or w/o renal impairment), myalgia. Monitor myopathy in patients w/ diffuse myalgia, muscle tenderness or weakness &/or marked elevation of creatinine phosphokinase. Increased risk of myopathy w/ concurrent administration of immunosuppressive drugs including cyclosporine, fibric acid derivatives, nicotinic acid, azole antifungals or erythromycin.
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, headache, nausea, myalgia, arthralgia, asthenia, insomnia, rash, muscle cramps, myositis, myopathy, paresthesia, peripheral neuropathy, pancreatitis, hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, anorexia, vomiting, alopecia, pruritus, impotence, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia.
Drug Interactions
Risk of myopathy w/ HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. Decreased plasma conc w/ antacid & colestipol. Increased steady-state plasma conc of digoxin. Increased plasma conc w/ erythromycin. Increased AUC values of norethindrone & ethinylestradiol. Closely monitor patient in concomitant use w/ warfarin therapy.
ATC Classification
C10AA05 - atorvastatin ; Belongs to the class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Actimed Atorvastatin FC tab 40 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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Actimed Atorvastatin FC tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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