Atorcad

Atorcad

atorvastatin

Manufacturer:

Hizon

Distributor:

Pharma Dynamic
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Atorvastatin Ca
Indications/Uses
Reduce LDL-cholesterol, apolipoprotein B & triglycerides, & increase HDL-cholesterol in hyperlipidaemias (type IIa or IIb hyperlipoproteinaemias), hypertriglyceridaemia (type IV), & dysbetalipoproteinaemia (type III).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 10-20 mg once daily. Patients requiring large LDL-cholesterol reduction Initially 40 mg daily. May be adjusted at 4 wk intervals up to max of 80 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: May take w/o regard to time of day. Avoid excessive consumption (>1 L/day) of grapefruit juice. 
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Avoid during pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Active liver disease. Assess liver function before starting treatment & subsequently; additional assessment after 3 mth, & before & after increasing the dose. Discontinue if creatine phosphokinase increased & myopathy is diagnosed. Renal impairment.
Adverse Reactions
GI disturbances. Headache, skin rashes, dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia, dysgeusia. Hypersensitivity reactions.
Drug Interactions
Ciclosporin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, HIV-PIs, nefazodone, danazol, amiodarone, verapamil; grapefruit juice.
ATC Classification
C10AA05 - atorvastatin ; Belongs to the class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Atorcad FC tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P1,696.43/box)
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