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Atorvastatin- Atocor 20 Mg May 13, 2013

Drug brand named Atocor 20 mg is manufactured by Dr Reddy Laboratories Ltd and mainly contents the generic drug Atorvastatin.
Package: 10 Tablet

Active Ingredients of Atocor 20 mg

Atorvastatin 20 mg

Can we use Atocor 20 mg during pregnency?

Pregnancy C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and wellcontrolled studies in humans but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks

Can we use Atocor 20 mg during lactation?

Lactation L5 Studies in breastfeeding mothers have demonstrated that there is significant and documented risk to the infant based on human experience or it is a medication that has a high risk of causing significant damage to an infant The risk of using the drug in breastfeeding women clearly outweighs any possible benefit from breastfeeding The drug is contraindicated in women who are breastfeeding an infant

For what type of diseases Atocor 20 mg may be prescribed?

Primary hypercholesterolaemia heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia or combined hyperlipidaemia

What are the known Side Effects of Atocor 20 mg?

Nausea stomach upset skin rash acute toxicity

Precautions before taking Atocor 20 mg

Atorvastatin is known to interact with other drugs like AliskirenAmprenavir Cimetidine HCl Colestipol HCl Cyclosporin A DigoxinErythromycin Mibefradil Di HCl Nicotinic Acid Repaglinide Warfarin Na

Significance of Atocor 20 mg

Atorvastatin is antihyperlipidemic agent Atorvastatin is a selective competitive HMGCoA reductase inhibitor Atorvastatin is the only drug in its class specifically indicated for lowering both elevated LDLcholesterol and triglycerides in patients with hypercholesterolemia It prevents coronary atherosclerosis and reduces the risk of heart attack