Tonact D 20 Tablet
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Introduction

Tonact D 20 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 in the body. It may also reduce the risk of future heart attack and stroke.

Tonact D 20 Tablet should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. 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. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, exercise and not smoking may help this medicine to work better.

Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and muscle weakness are some common side effects of this medicine. It decreases the amount of calcium in your blood, so have regular blood tests to monitor the level of calcium. Let your doctor know if you notice yellowing of skin, muscle pain or dark urine. You may be asked for regular monitoring of liver function or blood sugar level while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 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 Tonact D Tablet

  • High cholesterol

Side effects of Tonact D 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 Tonact D

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Tonact D 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. Tonact D 20 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Tonact D Tablet works

Tonact D 20 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Vitamin D3 which treat high cholesterol. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises “good” cholesterol (HDL). Vitamin D3 is added to relieve the muscular pain caused by Atorvastatin.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tonact D 20 Tablet.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Tonact D 20 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

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tonact D 20 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Tonact D 20 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tonact D 20 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tonact D 20 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tonact D 20 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tonact D 20 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.