Itorvaz

Itorvaz

atorvastatin

Manufacturer:

ACME

Distributor:

Bell-Kenz Pharma

Marketer:

Euro Generics
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Atorvastatin Ca
Indications/Uses
Adjunct to diet for reduction of elevated total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, apolipoprotein B & triglycerides in adults & childn ≥10 yr w/ primary hypercholesterolemia, heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or combined (mixed) hyperlipidemia. Raises HDL-cholesterol & lowers LDL/HDL & total cholesterol/HDL ratios. Adjunct to diet & non-dietary measures in reducing elevated total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, & apolipoprotein B in patients w/ homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Primary prevention in Type II DM.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult Primary hypercholesterolemia & combined hyperlipidemia 10 mg once daily. Familial hypercholesterolemia Initially 10 mg daily, increased at intervals of 4 wk to 40 mg once daily. Max: 80 mg once daily. Childn & adolescent 10-17 yr Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia Initially 10 mg once daily. Max: 20 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminase. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Control hypercholesterolemia w/ appropriate diet, exercise & wt reduction in obese patients & treat other underlying medical problems. Unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever should be reported.
Drug Interactions
Risk of myopathy w/ cyclosporin, fibric acid derivatives, niacin, erythromycin & azole antifungals. Decreased plasma conc w/ antacids containing Mg & Al hydroxide, colestipol. Increased steady-state plasma digoxin conc. Higher plasma conc w/ erythromycin & clarithromycin. Increased AUC values of norethisterone & ethinyl estradiol.
ATC Classification
C10AA05 - atorvastatin ; Belongs to the class of HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. Used in the treatment of hyperlipidemia.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Itorvaz FC tab 80 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P795/box, P26.5/film-coated tab)
Form
Itorvaz FC tab 40 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P21.5/film-coated tab, P645/box)
Form
Itorvaz FC tab 20 mg
Packing/Price
30's (P15/film-coated tab, P450/box)
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