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Zylotor F Tablet

Manufactured byElinor Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsAtorvastatin (10 mg) + Fenofibrate (160 mg)
Description
Zylotor F Tablet is a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. It is used orally to reduce the level of bad cholesterol and fats in your body. High levels of cholesterols and fats increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Zylotor F Tablet works by reducing the formation of cholesterol and fats in your body. It also increases the natural fat breakdown in your body. It is used when the diet (low-fat diet) alone has failed to normalize the fat levels. The common side effects of Zylotor F Tablet use are nausea, stomach pain, constipation, headache and excessive gas in your stomach. Usually, these side effects resolve on their own. Avoid taking this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. While on Zylotor F Tablet treatment, notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes and skin. Consult your doctor at the earliest if you experience muscle pain or weakness, particularly if it is accompanied by fever. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worsen. Take Zylotor F Tablet with or without food. Take this medicine at the same time every day for ease of remembering and to avoid missing a dose. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. Avoid taking Zylotor F Tablet if you have liver disease. You should also let your doctor know about your medical history and regarding all other medicines you are taking as they may affect this medicine. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking Zylotor F Tablet, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Zylotor F Tablet

Statix F Tablet
Biocon Ltd.
TRITONACT TABLET
Lupin Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zylotor F Tablet

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chills and fever
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Diarrhoea
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
  • Abdominal pain

Uses of Zylotor F Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Combined hyperlipidemia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Zylotor F Tablet may start to show its action in 4-5 hours after taking it orally. However, it can take up to few days to weeks to make you feel better.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time for which Zylotor F Tablet may remain active in your body is not known.
  • 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?
    Zylotor F Tablet has no habit forming tendency.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of Zylotor F Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause serious adverse effects on your foetus. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Zylotor F Tablet passes into your breast milk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

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

Kidney Disease

Zylotor F Tablet is excreted by your kidneys. Kidney disease may lead to impaired filtration of this medicine leading to the accumulation of this medicine in your kidneys. This accumulation may worsen your liver condition. Hence, Zylotor F Tablet is not recommended for use in case of kidney disease (CrCl < 30 ml/min).

Gallbladder Disease

Zylotor F Tablet is not recommended for use if you have gallbladder diseases due to the increased risk of gallbladder stones.

Liver Disease

Zylotor F Tablet is converted into its active form by liver. The presence of liver disease may impair the conversion of this medicine into its active form leading to the accumulation of this medicine in your liver. This accumulation may worsen your liver condition. Hence, Zylotor F Tablet is not recommended for use if there is an active liver disease.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of Zylotor F Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy as it may cause serious adverse effects on your foetus. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Zylotor F Tablet passes into your breast milk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Alcohol consumption

Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Zylotor F Tablet as it may cause liver and kidney injuries.

Use in children

Zylotor F Tablet is not recommended for use in children since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Increase in serum creatinine levels

Close monitoring of renal function is recommended in patients receiving Zylotor F Tablet due to the increased risk of elevated serum creatinine levels.

Cognitive impairment

Zylotor F Tablet may cause forgetfulness, memory loss, confusion, etc. These side effects are reversible and usually disappear once the medicine is discontinued.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a Zylotor F Tablet dose, make sure that you remember to take your next dose on time. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never take Zylotor F Tablet more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the emergency department of your local hospital.
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

Leflunomide

Atazanavir

Hypoglycemic agents

Cyclosporine

Gemfibrozil

Disease interactions

Diabetes

Caution should be exercised while taking Zylotor F Tablet in diabetic patients. This medicine may alter blood sugar levels. Your doctor may advise you to monitor the blood sugar levels frequently while you are on treatment with Zylotor F Tablet.

Rhabdomyolysis

Caution should be exercised while taking Zylotor F Tablet if you have Rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a very serious condition in which damaged muscle fibres enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney failure.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Zylotor F Tablet orally with food to avoid an upset stomach. It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and a low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in your blood. Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if accompanied by fever. Notify your doctor if you experience stomach pain, loss of hunger, a sick feeling or dark urine. Do not discontinue Zylotor F Tablet without consulting your doctor even if you feel better. Avoid alcohol consumption (includes wine, beer, and liquor). Do not crush, break or chew the tablet in your mouth.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Zylotor F Tablet is a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Atorvastatin reduces the level of cholesterol in your blood and helps in preventing the increase of LDL. Fenofibrate increases the natural lipid breakdown process with the help of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase. This removes the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides from your blood and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Statins, Fibric acid derivatives, Antihyperlipidemic combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

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