Medicine : Starpill Tab

Name:Starpill Tab
Type:Tablet
Manufacturer:Cipla Ltd
Generic Use:Atenolol , Atorvastatin , Losartan
Composition:Atenolol(50mg) , Atorvastatin(10mg) , Losartan(50mg)
Substitutes:starpill , starpill tab , starpill , starpill tab , starpill , starpill tab


Generic ( Atenolol )



Typical use Of Atenolol :To Control High Blood Pressure, Prevent Chest Pain, Control Heart Rhythm Disorders And Prevention Of Severe Headache (migraine).
Mechanism of action of Atenolol :Atenolol Blocks Beta Receptors (beta Blockers) In The Heart And Peripheral Blood Vessels Resulting In Slowing Of Heart Rate And Relaxing Of Blood Vessels Thereby Lowering Blood Pressure. Atenolol Reduces Oxygen Requirement At Any Level Of Activity Making It Useful For Long-term Management Of Heart Attacks Caused By Restricted Cardiac Blood Flow.
Drug Interaction of Atenolol :NSAIDs Such As Ibuprofen, Naproxen And Calcium Channel Blockers (verapamil, Nifedipine And Diltiazem) Taken With Atenolol Can Severely Lower Blood Pressure And Reduce Heart Rate. Atenolol When Administered With Antiarrhythmic Drugs (disopyramide, Amiodarone), Digoxin Can Cause Severe Lowering Of Heart Rate. Use Of Other Hypotensive With Atenolol Can Cause Excess Lowering Of Blood Pressure. Both Digitalis Glycosides And Beta-blockers Slow Atrioventricular Conduction And Decrease Heart Rate. Concomitant Use Can Decrease The Heart Rate (bradycardia). Administration With Insulin Or Other Oral Anti-diabetics Can Impair Sugar Control. Always Consult Your Physician For The Change Of Dose Regimen Or An Alternative Drug Of Choice That May Strictly Be Required.
Side effects of Atenolol :Narrowing Of Airways, Wheezing, Slowing Of Heart Rate, Low Blood Pressure, Heart Failure, Heart Block, Cold Hands And Feet, Feeling Tired And Weak, Dizziness, Confusion, Drowsiness, Feeling Depressed, Urge To Vomit (nausea), Diarrhea, Constipation, And Inability To Maintain Erection (sexual Dysfunction).

INTERACTIONS OF ATENOLOL


How Atenolol will impact on Pregnancy ?

Experiences Of Drug Use And Evidence From Studies In Pregnant Women Have Shown Risk To Fetus. 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 Atenolol will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Possibly Unsafe: Evidence From Studies In Breastfeeding Women Show That There Is A Definite Risk Of Side Effects To The Breastfed Infants. However, Use Of The Drug In Breastfeeding Women Is Acceptable In Spite Of The Risk To The Infants, If The Drug Is Needed In A Life-threatening Situation Or For A Serious Disease For Which Safer Drugs Cannot Be Used Or Are Ineffective. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Atenolol

No Studies Found






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 ( Losartan )



Typical use Of Losartan :Mild To Moderate Hypertension.Diabetic Nephropathy In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Mechanism of action of Losartan :Losartan Is An Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonist. The Drug And Its Active Metabolite Selectively Block The Vasoconstrictor And Aldosterone-secreting Effects Of Angiotensin II By Selectively Antagonising Its Binding To AT1 Receptors.
Drug Interaction of Losartan :Losartan May Increase Levels Of Blood Potassium (hyperkalemia), Which Can Lead To Serious Heart Problems (arrhythmias). Therefore, Concomitant Use Of Other Drugs Or Substances That Increase Blood-such As Potassium-sparing Diuretics (for Example, Spironolactone[Aldactone], Triamterene, And Amiloride), Potassium Supplements, Or Salt Substitutes Containing Potassium May Lead To Dangerous Increases In Serum Potassium. Combining Losartan Or Other ARBs With Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs(NSAIDs) In Patients Who Are Elderly, Fluid-depleted (including Those On Diuretic Therapy), Or With Poor Kidney Function May Result In Reduced Kidney Function, Including Kidney Failure. These Effects Usually Are Reversible. The Antihypertensive Effect Of Losartan May Be Reduced By Aspirin And Other NSAIDs Such As Ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, Etc.), Indomethacin (Indocin, Indocin-SR), And Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve).
Side effects of Losartan :Headache, Dizziness, Back Pain, Myalgia, Respiratory Tract Disorders, Fatigue, GI Disturbances, Transient Elevation Of Liver Enzymes, Impaired Renal Function, Taste Disturbances And Hyperkalaemia.

INTERACTIONS OF LOSARTAN


How Losartan will impact on Pregnancy ?

Experiences Of Drug Use And Evidence From Studies In Pregnant Women Have Shown Risk To Fetus. 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 Losartan will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Possibly Unsafe: Evidence From Studies In Breastfeeding Women Show That There Is A Definite Risk Of Side Effects To The Breastfed Infants. However, Use Of The Drug In Breastfeeding Women Is Acceptable In Spite Of The Risk To The Infants, If The Drug Is Needed In A Life-threatening Situation Or For A Serious Disease For Which Safer Drugs Cannot Be Used Or Are Ineffective. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Losartan

No Studies Found