Atorvastatin (Zestat FC (10 mg)) is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as "statin”, prescribed for hyperlipidemia.
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It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
In which conditions should Zestat FC (10 mg) be avoided?
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver problems, who are taking HIV protease inhibitors, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and hypersensitivity.
What are the Precautions needed with Zestat FC (10 mg)
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.
Are there any additional Precautions?
Avoid excess dosage.
At What Temperature Should it be Stored?
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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Zestat FC (10 mg)(Atorvastatin) : Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who should avoid taking Zestat FC (10 mg)?
A: Zestat FC (10 mg) is not recommended for patients with hypersensitivity to the drug, acute liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatitis(1✔✔Trusted Source Atorvastatin
A: Zestat FC (10 mg) 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
Q: Does Zestat FC (10 mg) have any dietary restrictions?
A:Avoid grapefruit juice while taking Zestat FC (10 mg), as it significantly affects the pharmacokinetics of Zestat FC (10 mg). Concurrent use of Zestat FC (10 mg) and st john's wort may reduce Zestat FC (10 mg) effectiveness(3✔✔Trusted Source Effects of grapefruit juice on pharmacokinetics of atorvastatin and pravastatin in Japanese
Q: Is it safe to take Zestat FC (10 mg) for long term?
A: The long term use of Zestat FC (10 mg) 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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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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