ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
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ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo

INFORMATION ABOUT ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG

ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG uses

ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG is a combination of two drugs: Atorvastatin (HMG CoA reductase inhibitor) + Fenofibrate (Lipoprotien lipase activator). It is used to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in the body.

Common side-effects

• Muscle pain
• Headache
• Nausea
• Indigestion
• Rashes

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG

• Take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG with meals. You are suggested to take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG at the same time daily, preferably at bedtime, for best results.
• Your doctor may suggest certain tests to monitor the enzyme levels during the treatment with ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG.
• Take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG with caution if you have kidney, liver, gallbladder, pancreatic problems, hypothyroidism, a habit of heavy drinking, type-2 diabetes, respiratory problems or family history of muscle problems.
• Inform your doctor about all the ongoing and past medications, including over-the-counter medicines and herbal products.
• Do not take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG if you are allergic to the drugs of any of the ingredient mentioned in the label.
• In addition to taking medication, you are advised to do regular exercise. Add green vegetables to your diet. Cut down foods containing fat/oils. It is important to take care of your diet and get regular exercise.
• ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG is used with caution in elderly people.
• Avoid alcohol consumption while on ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG medication.
• Take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG daily, as instructed by the doctor/pharmacist. Please do not stop taking ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG without consulting your doctor.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q) How does ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG work? A) ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG is a combination of atorvastatin and fenofibrate. Atorvastatin is a statin that helps to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in the body. It reduces the synthesis of cholesterol by blocking HMG CoA reductase (an enzyme). Fenofibrate reduces triglyceride (a kind of fat molecule) content in the body and decreases triglyceride synthesis by liver.
Q) Is ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG safe for children? A) No, ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG is not safe for children. ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG is a combination of two drugs. The safety of this drug combination is not yet established. So, it is better not to give ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG to children.
Q) Can I take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG if I have impaired kidney function? A) Yes, you can take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG if you have kidney problems. However, your doctor will prescribe you lower than normal doses. This is to prevent any additional side effects because the drug is not eliminated at the normal rate.
Q) Can I take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG with fusidic acid? A) You are suggested not take ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG along with fusidic acid. Taking ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG with fusidic acid can lead to severe muscle problems. If you are taking ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG, stop taking fusidic acid for some time and contact your doctor. 
Q) How should I store ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG? A) ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG is stored at room temperature. Keep ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG in a dry place and away from direct sunlight. Try to store ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG away from children to prevent accidental intake/overdose by children. Check the expiry date from time to time and please do not store ATORVASTATIN 10 MG + FENOFIBRATE 160 MG after its expiry date.

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