Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Atchol-F Tablet
Atchol-F Tablet is a combination of two lipids (fat) lowering medicines. It is used to lower the levels of lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when lifestyle changes (eg. low-fat diet) on their own have failed. This medicine helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Atchol-F Tablet can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of the day but try to take it at the same time each day. This will help you remember to take it. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depending on your lipid levels and how you respond to this medicine. Most people with high cholesterol and triglyceride do not feel ill, but stopping your medicine may increase your lipid levels, making your condition worse and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.
It is important to have your cholesterol and triglyceride levels (lipid profile) checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy low-fat diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake, and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.
Nausea, stomach pain, constipation, headache, flatulence (excessive gas), and muscle pain are some of the common side effects of this medicine. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you notice any yellowing of your eyes, unusual bleeding or bruising, or get repeated, severe, or unexplained muscle pains. You may be advised to get your liver function tested periodically while taking this medicine.
This medicine should not be used in conditions such as liver disease (eg. abnormal blood tests for liver function, persistent yellowness of eyes, etc.). Earlier taking it, let your doctor know if you have any kidney-related problems or if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.
Directions For Use:
Ordinary side effects of Atchol-F
- Stomach pain
- Muscle pain
- Increased liver enzymes
- Increased glucose level in blood
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
Warning & Precautions:
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Atchol-F Tablet.
Atchol-F Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Perceivek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Atchol-F Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Atchol-F Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Atchol-F Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atchol-F Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Employ of Atchol-F Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Atchol-F Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atchol-F Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Employ of Atchol-F Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Q. Can Atchol-F Tablet cause liver damage?
Atchol-F Tablet contains Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. A very rare (1 in 10000 patient) side effect of this medicine is liver damage. Employ of this medicine should be avoided in patients with underlying liver disease. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any early signs and symptoms of liver damage. These symptoms may include fever, rash, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, or abnormal liver enzymes.
Q. Can Atchol-F Tablet cause muscle pain?
Affirmative, Atchol-F Tablet can cause muscle pain by injuring the muscles. Communicate to your doctor as soon as possible if you experience muscle pain, weakness or muscle cramps. It can be a sign of any muscle injury caused due to Atchol-F Tablet.
Q. What lifestyle changes should be adopted while taking Atchol-F Tablet?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Atchol-F Tablet. Stop smoking, as smoking increases your risk of having a heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetables in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and decrease your risk of heart attack.
Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Atchol-F Tablet?
The use of Atchol-F Tablet along with certain medicines can cause serious problems. Consult your doctor before taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine along with Atchol-F Tablet.