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NO-CVD Tablet

Manufactured byWalton Healthcare
ContainsAtorvastatin
Description
NO-CVD Tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It works by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in the body. Thus, it helps in reducing blood cholesterol levels. It also prevents the risk of heart problems. NO-CVD Tablet may cause common side effects such as headache, nausea, diarrhoea/constipation, indigestion, muscle pain, stuffy nose, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms persist for a long time or if they become severe. NO-CVD Tablet can be taken with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Take it at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of this medicine in your body. Do not skip a dose or discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor. NO-CVD Tablet is not recommended if you are allergic to it, or have liver problems. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as this medicine may affect your blood sugar control. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for NO-CVD Tablet

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling or numbness of the hands and feet
  • Weakness
  • Skin rash
  • Stuffy nose

Uses of NO-CVD Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for NO-CVD Tablet to show its effect is not clinically known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    NO-CVD Tablet may remain in your body for an average duration of 3 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment with NO-CVD Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies have been reported with NO-CVD Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    NO-CVD Tablet is unsafe for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    NO-CVD Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may harm your baby.

Allergy

Avoid taking NO-CVD Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, swelling/itching (especially in the face/throat/tongue), sneezing, breathing difficulty, etc. after taking this medicine.

Active liver disease

NO-CVD Tablet is broken down in your liver. Hence, this medicine is not recommended if you have pre-existing liver problems as it may lead to the accumulation of NO-CVD Tablet and increase the risk of side effects. It may also cause further liver damage.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

NO-CVD Tablet is unsafe for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus.

Breast-feeding

NO-CVD Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it may harm your baby.
General warnings

Muscle damage

NO-CVD Tablet may increase your risk of muscle damage. Hence, inform your doctor if you experience symptoms like muscle pain/tenderness/weakness, dark-colored urine, etc.

Increased liver enzyme levels

NO-CVD Tablet may increase the levels of liver enzymes in the body. Hence, use this medicine with caution if you have a history of liver problems. Your doctor may suggest tests to periodically monitor your liver enzyme levels while taking this medicine.

Other medicines

NO-CVD Tablet may interact with other medicines and may cause undesired effects. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs or supplements before starting treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of NO-CVD Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Do not take excess dose than prescribed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if you suspect an overdose with NO-CVD Tablet.
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

Avoid consumption of alcohol while on treatment with NO-CVD Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
Interaction with Medicine

Fenofibrate

Verapamil

Erythromycin or clarithromycin

Cimetidine

Ritonavir

Ezetimibe

Azithromycin

Hydroxychloroquine

Amlodipine

Ketoconazole

Disease interactions

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which there is a breakdown of muscle tissue that results in the release of a protein (myoglobin) into the blood. This may lead to complications like kidney damage. Use NO-CVD Tablet with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may further worsen your condition. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms like muscle pain, weakness, fever, dark/reddish urine, etc. Your doctor may suggest tests to periodically monitor the creatine phosphokinase levels (high levels of this enzyme indicate muscle injury) while taking this medicine.

Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive impairment is a condition in which you experience a decline in mental abilities such as memory and thinking skills. NO-CVD Tablet may increase your risk of cognitive impairment such as memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. Hence, use this medicine with caution in such conditions.

Diabetes

Use NO-CVD Tablet with caution if you have diabetes as this medicine may alter the blood sugar levels. Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.
Food interactions
Avoid taking NO-CVD Tablet with grapefruit juice as it may increase the concentration of this medicine in your blood. This may increase the risk of side effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take NO-CVD Tablet with or without food as instructed by your doctor. Do not break or chew the tablet/capsule. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Avoid taking NO-CVD Tablet with grapefruit juice as it may increase the risk of side effects. NO-CVD Tablet may increase your risk of muscle damage. Hence, consult your doctor if you experience muscle pain/tenderness. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage. Eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly to get the maximum benefit from the treatment.
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
NO-CVD Tablet works by blocking the action of an enzyme responsible for the production of cholesterol in your body and effectively reduces blood cholesterol levels.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Statins, Antihyperlipidaemic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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