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Abitor-C Tablet

Manufactured byAlpic Biotech
ContainsAtorvastatin (10 mg) + Clopidogrel (75 mg)
Description

Abitor-C Tablet is a combination medicine used for the treatment of patients suffering from hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of complications such as a stroke, heart attack, peripheral vascular disease, angina, etc. Patients are advised to maintain an appropriate exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Abitor-C Tablet

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Runny Nose
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
  • Redness of skin
  • Blood in urine and stools
  • Headache
  • Change in taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain

Uses of Abitor-C Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The medicine remains active in the body for 3 to 4 days after onset of action.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

Liver disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with active liver disease indicated by high levels of transaminase in the body due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to atorvastatin, clopidogrel, any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Bleeding disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with any bleeding disorder like the peptic ulcer or bleeding in the brain due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Cognitive impairment

Use of this medicine may cause forgetfulness, memory loss, and confusion in some patients. These symptoms usually disappear gradually once the use of the medicine is discontinued.

Increase in blood sugar levels

This medicine may cause an increase in the blood glucose levels along with an increase in the Glycated Hemoglobin levels. It is recommended to closely monitor the blood glucose levels. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Muscle degradation in elderly

This medicine may cause muscle breakdown along with symptoms such as severe tiredness and weakness, especially in elderly patients. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Heavy alcohol consumption

This medicine may cause liver and kidney related problems if you consume alcohol very frequently in large quantities while on treatment with this medicine.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Regular monitoring of the liver function is necessary while using this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Bleeding disorder

Use of this medicine may increase the risk of bleeding, therefore should be used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases or an injury. Close monitoring of platelets count is necessary. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Escitalopram

Fluconazole

Azithromycin

Atazanavir

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Oral Anti-coagulants drugs

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of the liver function tests to safely use this medicine. It is recommended to discontinue the medicine if the liver function is abnormal even after reducing the dosage.

Rhabdomyolysis

Any incidence of a muscle disorder either previous or active should be reported to the doctor. The dosage needs to be very carefully adjusted in such cases. Clinical monitoring may be required in some cases. Any symptoms like muscle pain, weakness should be reported especially if it is accompanied by fever and unease.

Cognitive Impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with cognitive impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient for any changes in mood or behavior is recommended. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Bleeding disorders

Use of this medicine may increase the risk of bleeding, therefore should be used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders. Inform the doctor if you have any gastrointestinal diseases or an injury. Close monitoring of platelets count is necessary. An alternative treatment option should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended while taking combination medicine. Signs and symptoms like muscle pain and weakness, fever, and chills, swelling of joints, skin rash, nausea, vomiting should be reported to the doctor on priority.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly advised by your doctor. You may take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised /prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Atorvastatin acts on an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in the blood. Thus, the level of cholesterol produced in the blood gets reduced over time. Clopidogrel works by preventing the formation of clots in blood vessels and helps in free blood flow.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Statins, Antiplatelet agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 2 Apr 2019

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