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Ezestat (Atorvastatin) Drug Price and Information

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

Ezestat - Hetero Healthcare Ltd. (GenX)

Ezestat  Tablet  


Generic : Atorvastatin
 83.00
10mg/10mg
10 Tablets
Price Updated on August 8, 2019
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Drug information on Ezestat (Atorvastatin) from Hetero Healthcare Ltd. (GenX)

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Medical condition(s) for which Ezestat 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 Ezestat

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 Ezestat?

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

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When Should Ezestat 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 Ezestat

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 Ezestat

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ezestat

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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Ezestat(Atorvastatin) : Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who should avoid taking Ezestat?

A: Ezestat 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 Ezestat safe during pregnancy?

A: Ezestat 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 Ezestat have any dietary restrictions?

A: Avoid grapefruit juice while taking Ezestat, as it significantly affects the pharmacokinetics of Ezestat. Concurrent use of Ezestat and st john's wort may reduce Ezestat 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 Ezestat 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 Ezestat around the same time every day(4 Trusted Source
Atorvastatin

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Q: Is it safe to take Ezestat for long term?

A: The long term use of Ezestat 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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