ATORFEN 10MG TABLET
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ATORVASTATIN-10MG + FENOFIBRATE-160MG
ATORFEN 10MG TABLET
ATORFEN 10MG TABLET is a combination of drugs composed of Atorvastatin & Fenofibrate both of which lower the levels of cholesterol and bad lipids( triglyceride ) in blood, primarily used for prevention of heart diseases & blood vessel blockage. Atorvastatin belongs to a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins, substance that blocks an enzyme needed by the body to make cholesterol and lowers the amount of cholesterol) whereas fenofibrate belongs to a group of medication called 'fibric acid derivatives' or 'fibrates'. Atorvastatin and fenofibrate are used in such circumstances in which level of fats in blood are not controlled by single drug alone. Hyperlipidemia or hypertriglyceridemia is a condition in which there is a high level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) or bad cholesterol and a decreased level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol. Increased level of bad cholesterol leads to a high risk of heart attack and stroke in future, especially in patients with heart disease.
ATORFEN 10MG TABLET is composed of two medicines, namely: Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication which blocks the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase required to make cholesterol in the body. As a result, it lowers the bad cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins or LDL), triglycerides (TG) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins or HDL). Fenofibrate is another lipid lowering agent which works by increasing the natural substance (lipoprotein lipase) that breaks down fats in the bloodstream thereby increasing its utilization and removal. As a result, it decreases the harmful cholesterol like LDL (bad cholesterol), triglycerides (TG) and increases levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
You can take ATORFEN 10MG TABLET with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience allergic reactions, hyperglycemia (excess of glucose in the bloodstream), headache, blurred vision , stomach pain, constipation, headaches, joint swelling (edema),joint pain, muscle pain, back pain, slow heart rate and nausea. Most of these side effects of ATORFEN 10MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
If you are allergic to ATORFEN 10MG TABLET or any component present in it namely atorvastatin or fenofibrate, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have hypothyroidism, drink more than 2 servings of alcohol per day and have a muscle disorder (fibromyalgia) it is advised to inform your doctor before using ATORFEN 10MG TABLET. ATORFEN 10MG TABLET is not recommended for children below 12 years of age, as the safety and effectiveness were not established. If you experience yellowing of the skin (Jaundice), allergic reaction, cramps or muscle weakness then immediately contact your doctor.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Like all medicines, ATORFEN 10MG TABLET can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You may experience side effects like
Muscle pain, muscle weakness, joint pain, back pain.
Stuffy/runny nose, nose bleeds, headache, blurred vision.
Increased liver enzymes.
hyperglycaemia (excess of glucose in the bloodstream).
Constipation, nausea, diarrhea.
Most of these side effects of ATORFEN 10MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
A patient should consult a doctor before taking ATORFEN 10MG TABLET if a patient has had a previous stroke with bleeding into the brain or have small pockets of fluid in the brain from previous strokes, has kidney problems. has under-active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), has repeated or unexplained muscle aches or pains, has a personal history or family history of muscle problems, has previous muscular problems during treatment with other lipid-lowering medicines (e.g. other ‘-statin’ or ‘-fibrate’ medicines), drinks a large amount of alcohol, has a history of liver disease, is older than 70 years, has diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes, that is not well controlled or has problems with certain proteins in your blood.
Avoid drinking alcohol with ATORFEN 10MG TABLET. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.
Strictly prohibited as the drug is contraindicated in pregnant women since the safety in pregnant women has not been established .If the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, therapy should be discontinued and the patient should be apprised of the potential harm to the fetus.
As limited data is available on use of ATORFEN 10MG TABLET in breastfeeding mothers. It is strongly advise to consult a doctor before taking this drug.
Absolutely safe to use while driving as no effect on motor coordination & state of mind has been reported. However,do not drive if this medicine affects your ability to drive.
Caution is to be taken as ATORFEN 10MG TABLET and liver interactions have been reported and should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease, consult a doctor before taking this drug is mandatory.
No serious interaction between ATORFEN 10MG TABLET and kidney has been reported. A patient is advised to consult a doctor as fenofibrate can affect kidney functioning.
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Take the missed dose as soon as possible or skip to the next dose if it's been too late. Never try to take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Strictly no, a patient is advised to take proper healthy diet free of oily and fatty products recommended by doctor for the best results of this medication.
As such no harmful interaction has been reported yet doctors consultation is advised.
This drug is primarily used to lower high levels of fatty acids in blood & to use it for weightloss is only done on doctors recommendation after he/she thoroughly checks the state of patient.
Certain antibiotics like erythromycin and clarithromycin interacts with ATORFEN 10MG TABLET and hence should not be used simultaneously with ATORFEN 10MG TABLET,unless consulted & recommended by a doctor.
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