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Gatro AC Capsule

Manufactured byGATES INDIA PVT LTD
ContainsAtorvastatin (10 mg) + Clopidogrel (75 mg) + Aspirin (75 mg)
Description

Gatro AC Capsule is a combination medicine which may be 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. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age unless directed by the doctor.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Gatro AC Capsule

  • Abdominal pain
  • Heart burn
  • Constipation
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Skin Rash
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Easy bruising and bleeding
  • Cough
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Runny Nose
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • White patches in the mouth or on the tongue
  • Blood in urine and stools
  • Headache
  • Change in taste
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Gatro AC Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
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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 5-30 minutes 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?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, etc.
  • 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 necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

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

Bleeding disorder

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are suffering from peptic ulcer disease or any bleeding disorder due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's 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.
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 necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Gastrointestinal Disease

Use of this medicine may increase the risk of bleeding, therefore not recommended in patients with peptic ulcer disease or any gastrointestinal bleeding. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases 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.

Altered blood sugar levels

This medicine may cause an alteration in the blood sugar levels. This risk is especially higher in patients with diabetes mellitus. Close monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Heavy alcohol consumption

This medicine should be used with caution in patients who consume large quantities of alcohol due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

This medicine may cause muscle breakdown and rhabdomyolysis in some patients, a condition which can be fatal. This may cause symptoms such as severe tiredness and weakness. This risk is especially higher in the elderly population and in patients with active muscle disorders. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

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

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of aspirin-sensitive asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

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 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

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of serious side effects such as severe gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Atazanavir

Captopril

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Antacids

Azithromycin

Methotrexate

Clarithromycin

Cyclosporine

Oral Anti-coagulants drugs

Disease interactions

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.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of NSAID-sensitive asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on clinical condition.

Kidney disease

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

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with 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

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with rhabdomyolysis due to the increased risk of kidney failure and death. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes 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 in some cases based on the clinical condition.

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.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended while taking this 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 as 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

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Aspirin works by preventing the platelets to aggregate and also reduces the inflammation. 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

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiplatelet agents, Statins

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a600045.html

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Information on this page was last updated on 3 Jul 2019

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