Medicine : Atocor N(375)

Name:Atocor N(375)
Type:Tablet
Manufacturer:Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
Generic Use:Atorvastatin , Nicotinic Acid
Composition:Atorvastatin(10mg) , Nicotinic Acid(375mg)
Substitutes:tonact plus , atocor n(375) , tonact plus , atocor n(375)


Generic ( Atorvastatin )



Typical use Of Atorvastatin :Atorvastatin Is Used To Treat Patients With Elevated Cholesterol, Triglyceride Or Lipoprotein Levels In Blood, And To Reduce The Risk Of Heart Diseases, Even When Blood Cholesterol Is Normal.
Mechanism of action of Atorvastatin :Atorvastatin Blocks The Action Of The Enzyme (HMG-CoA Reductase) That Is Required For The Production Of Cholesterol In The Body. It Thus Lowers The Level Of Blood Lipids Such As Cholesterol And Triglycerides.
Drug Interaction of Atorvastatin :Atorvastatin Is Known To Interact With Other Drugs Like Gemfibrozil (increased Risk Of Rhabdomyolysis), Antibiotics And Anti-fungal Medicines, Amprenavir, Cimetidine, Colestipol, Cyclosporin, Digoxin, Warfarin, And Oral Contraceptives, Where Atorvastatin May Affect The Action Of These Drugs Or Vice Versa. Always Consult Your Physician For The Change Of Dose Regimen Or An Alternative Drug Of Choice That May Strictly Be Required.
Side effects of Atorvastatin :The Common Side Effects Are Nose And Throat Infection, Throat Pain, Nose-bleed, Allergic Reactions, Increase In Blood Glucose Level, Gastro-intestinal Disturbances Like Urge To Vomit, Constipation, Indigestion, Diarrhea And Excessive Passage Of Wind Or Gas, Muscle Wasting Condition (rhabdomyolysis), Elevation Of Enzymes Like Blood Creatine Kinase And Liver Enzymes.

INTERACTIONS OF ATORVASTATIN


How Atorvastatin will impact on Pregnancy ?

The Drug Should Not Be Used By Pregnant Women. Experiences Of Drug Use And Evidence From Studies In Pregnant Women Have Shown High Risk To Fetus. The Risk Of Drug Use In Pregnant Women Outweighs The Benefit.

How Atorvastatin will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Contraindicated: The Drug Should Not Be Used By Breastfeeding Women, As Evidences From Studies Have Shown That There Is A High Risk Of Causing Significant Damage To Infants.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Atorvastatin

No Studies Found






Generic ( Nicotinic Acid )



Typical use Of Nicotinic Acid :Treatment Of Nicotine Dependence, As An Aid To Smoking Cessation.
Mechanism of action of Nicotinic Acid :Nicotinic Acid Is A Derivative Of Vitamin B And Is Incorporated Into Coenzymes Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) And Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NADP), Which Are Involved In Multiple Cellular Metabolic Pathways. Nicotinic Acid Also Reduces Total Serum Cholesterol, LDL, VLDL, And Triglycerides, And Increases HDL Cholesterol. It Appears To Decrease Hepatic Synthesis Of VLDL.
Drug Interaction of Nicotinic Acid :Nicotinic Acid Is Known To Interact With Other Drugs Like Alcohol, Atorvastatin, Colestipol (HCl), Fluvastatin, Glibornuride, Gliquidone, Technetium Tc-99m Disofenin, Technetium Tc-99m Lidofenin. Always Consult Your Physician For The Change Of Dose Regimen Or An Alternative Drug Of Choice That May Strictly Be Required.
Side effects of Nicotinic Acid :Urticaria, Cramps, Myalgia, Blurred Vision, Acanthosis Nigricans, Ichthyosis, Toxic Amblyopia, Atrial Arrhythmias, Elevated Serum Aspartate Transaminase, Hepatitis, Hepatic Failure, Flushing, Headache, Pruritus, Diarrhea, Gastric Irritation, Flushing, Bloating.

INTERACTIONS OF NICOTINIC ACID


How Nicotinic Acid will impact on Pregnancy ?

Studies In Animals Have Shown Risk To Fetus, However There Are No Sufficient Studies In Humans. This Drug May Be Used In Pregnant Women If Benefit Outweighs The Risk. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

How Nicotinic Acid will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Contraindicated: The Drug Should Not Be Used By Breastfeeding Women, As Evidences From Studies Have Shown That There Is A High Risk Of Causing Significant Damage To Infants.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Nicotinic Acid

No Studies Found