Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet

Introduction

Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. It is a combination of two medicines that reduces “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats) levels.

Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, eating a healthy low-fat diet and exercise regularly.

Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and muscle pain are some common side effects of this medicine. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. Let your doctor know if you notice yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or dark stools as it might be symptoms of liver damage. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood sugar level, and liver function while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or high blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it.  You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Atozet Tablet

Side effects of Atozet Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Atozet

  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Atozet Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atozet Tablet works

Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and ezetimibe. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medicine which prevents your body from making “bad” cholesterol (LDL) while raising “good” cholesterol (HDL) levels. Ezetimibe is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor which prevents absorption of cholesterol from the intestines. Together, they provide better reduction of cholesterol in your body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is recommended.

Liver

CAUTION
Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Atozet 10 mg/10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.