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Atherochek -5 (Atorvastatin) Drug Price and Information

Atorvastatin (Atherochek -5) is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.  

Atherochek -5 - Indoco Remedies Ltd. (Eterna)

Atherochek -5  Tablet  


Generic : Atorvastatin
 63.00
5mg/5mg/10mg/500mg
10 Tablets
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Atherochek -5 (Atorvastatin) from Indoco Remedies Ltd. (Eterna)

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Medical condition(s) for which Atherochek -5 may be prescribed

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult PO- Initial- The recommended dose is 10 mg daily. Maximum: 80 mg/day.

Side effects of Atherochek -5

Most Common : Nose inflammation, joint pain, diarrhea, pain in extremity, urinary tract infection, indigestion, nausea, muscle and bone pain, muscle spasms, sleeplessness and throat pain.

Body as a whole : Uneasiness and fever.

Gastrointestinal : Abdominal discomfort, eructation, flatulence, liver inflammation and bile obstruction.

Musculoskeletal : Muscle fatigue, neck pain and joint swelling.

Metabolic : Increase in liver enzymes level, abnormal liver function tests and increased sugar level.

Central Nervous system : Dizziness, depression, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy and abnormal dreams.

Respiratory : Nose bleed.

Skin : Hives.

Eye and ENT : Blurred vision and ringing in the ear.

Genitourinary : Urinary tract infection.

Musculoskeletal: Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM).

How to use Atherochek -5?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

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When Should Atherochek -5 not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problems, who are taking HIV protease inhibitors, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and hypersensitivity.

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Warnings and Precautions for Atherochek -5

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low blood pressure, serious infection, seizures, electrolyte problems, liver problems, alcohol abuse, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.

Monitor blood cholesterol level and liver functions regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Atherochek -5

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Atherochek -5

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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Atherochek -5(Atorvastatin) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who should avoid taking Atherochek -5?

A: Atherochek -5 is not recommended for patients with  hypersensitivity to the drug, acute liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis(1 Trusted Source
Atorvastatin

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Q: Is Atherochek -5 safe during pregnancy?

A: Atherochek -5 is not recommended during pregnancy or in women who may become pregnant. Statins are not recommended during pregnancy due to the increased risk of congenital abnormalities in the fetus(2 Trusted Source
Statin use during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Q: Does Atherochek -5 have any dietary restrictions?

A: Avoid grapefruit juice while taking Atherochek -5, as it significantly affects the pharmacokinetics of Atherochek -5. Concurrent use of Atherochek -5 and st john's wort may reduce Atherochek -5 effectiveness(3 Trusted Source
Effects of grapefruit juice on pharmacokinetics of atorvastatin and pravastatin in Japanese

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Q: Is it better to take Atherochek -5 at night or morning?

A: It is usually taken once a day, either in the morning or evening, with or without food. It is better to take Atherochek -5 around the same time every day(4 Trusted Source
Atorvastatin

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Q: Is it safe to take Atherochek -5 for long term?

A: The long term use of Atherochek -5 is safe and effective in the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting your doctor(5 Trusted Source
Long-term efficacy and safety of a generic atorvastatin in usual clinical care setting

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  • 1. Atorvastatin - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430779/ )
  • 2. Statin use during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis - ( https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22390808/)
  • 3. Effects of grapefruit juice on pharmacokinetics of atorvastatin and pravastatin in Japanese - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1884469/ )
  • 4. Atorvastatin - (https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a600045.html )
  • 5. Long-term efficacy and safety of a generic atorvastatin in usual clinical care setting - (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22111443/ )
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