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Atorfit CV 10 Capsule

Manufactured byAJANTA PHARMA LTD
ContainsAtorvastatin (10 mg) + Clopidogrel (75 mg)
Description
Atorfit CV 10 Capsule is a prescription medicine that helps in reducing fat substances called cholesterol and lipids. It is an effective medication used for the treatment of hyperlipidaemia (high level of fat, cholesterol and triglycerides circulating in the blood) and various cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of complications such as a stroke (damage to a part of the brain due to incompetent blood supply), heart attack (blockage of heart muscles due to the formation of plaques), peripheral vascular disease, angina (severe chest pain due to reduced oxygenated blood supply), etc. Always keep an eye on your lipid levels while using this medicine. Take Atorfit CV 10 Capsule only upon your physician's advice.This medicine reduces the lipids which in turn decreases the risk of heart attacks. Side-effects of Atorfit CV 10 Capsule are dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, constipation, etc. Do not take this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. If you feel dizzy or tired, avoid driving a vehicle or operating machinery. You can take this medicine after food. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Appropriate lifestyle changes like a low salt and low-fat diet, strict exercise, should be started and stop smoking to feel better along with this medicine. Do not stop taking Atorfit CV 10 Capsule unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Atorfit CV 10 Capsule

  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Joint pain
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sleeplessness
  • Redness of skin
  • Blood in urine and stools
  • Headache
  • Change in taste
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain

Uses of Atorfit CV 10 Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Heart diseases
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Atorfit CV 10 Capsule can show its effect within 2 hours of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Atorfit CV 10 Capsule generally remains active in the body for 24 hours.
  • 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 for Atorfit CV 10 Capsule.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of Atorfit CV 10 Capsule should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause serious adverse effects on the baby. Hence your physician may advise a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Atorfit CV 10 Capsule passes into breast milk or not. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Your physician may advise a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.

Liver diseases

Patients with any active liver diseases or any abnormality in the liver function tests should avoid taking Atorfit CV 10 Capsule due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Allergy

Avoid taking Atorfit CV 10 Capsule if you are previously allergic to it. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially on the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Bleeding disorder

Do not use Atorfit CV 10 Capsule in patients with any previous history of bleeding disorder like the peptic ulcer or bleeding in the brain as it can cause excess bleeding resulting in worsening of the patient's health condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of Atorfit CV 10 Capsule should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause serious adverse effects on the baby. Hence your physician may advise a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Atorfit CV 10 Capsule passes into breast milk or not. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Your physician may advise a safer alternative with the same therapeutic effect based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Increase in blood sugar levels

Close monitoring of blood sugar levels may be necessary while taking Atorfit CV 10 Capsule.

Heavy alcohol consumption

Atorfit CV 10 Capsule may cause liver and kidney related problems if you consume alcohol very frequently in large quantities while on treatment with this medicine.

Hematologic changes

Atorfit CV 10 Capsule should be used with caution due to the risk of a decrease in the haemoglobin, hematocrit, and white blood cell counts.

Use in children

Atorfit CV 10 Capsule is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy data is not established.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Atorfit CV 10 Capsule. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Reach the nearest emergency medical department immediately or contact the doctor in case of an 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

Disease interactions

Liver diseases

Patients with liver diseases should ask their doctor how Atorfit CV 10 Capsule may affect their liver. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary.

Rhabdomyolysis

Use of Atorfit CV 10 Capsule should be avoided in patients with a history of rhabdomyolysis due to the increased risk of renal failure and death.

Cognitive impairment

Patients with cognitive impairment (difficulty in remembering, learning and concentrating) can have serious adverse effects when Atorfit CV 10 Capsule is given. Therefore, close monitoring of the patient for any changes in mood or behaviour is recommended.

Diabetes

Alteration in blood sugar levels may be observed in patients with diabetes mellitus while taking Atorfit CV 10 Capsule. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is recommended for such patients.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice may increase the absorption of Atorfit CV 10 Capsule. It may increase the risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, headache, swelling of hands and feet, etc.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Atorfit CV 10 Capsule after food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this tablet at around the same time daily mostly in the daytime to prevent sleep disturbance. Drink an adequate amount of water. Do not stop taking this medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Atorvastatin reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood and helps in preventing the increase of LDL (low-density lipoproteins). 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, Anticoagulants

Schedule

Schedule H

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