Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Tonact Forte Tablet
Tonact Forte Tablet is a combination medicine containing Atorvastatin (a statin group of medicine that is used to lower abnormal bad cholesterol levels and triglycerides) and Nicotinic Acid, i.e. Vitamin B3, which has multiple benefits for skin, blood, and hair. It is available as an extended-release tablet. This medicine is also used to prevent stroke and heart attacks. Tonact Forte Tablet should be taken after food, reducing the chances of stomach upset. It should be taken as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor at equal intervals at the same time of the day. The dose and duration of Tonact Forte Tablet differ according to your illness. Lifestyle changes are mandatory, like exercise, a low-fat diet, quitting smoking, and certain food habits. You should complete the course, even if you feel symptomatically better. Some side effects include stomachache, constipation, indigestion, headache, diarrhoea, etc. Warning signs to consult your doctor immediately include yellowish discolouration of the skin, dark coloured urine or muscle aches. Tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease. Also, if you're pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding.
In High cholesterol
Tonact Forte Tablet ER effectively reduces the high cholesterol levels in your body and prevents the absorption of excess of cholesterol from the food that you eat. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer. It also contains Vitamin B3 supplements, that help improve heart health. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.
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 Forte Tablet ER is to be taken with food.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease. You must 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.
Q: Can I stop taking the Tonact Forte Tablet suddenly?
A: It's not advisable to stop this medicine suddenly as it increases your risk of stroke or heart attack if the cholesterol levels are raised. Consult with your doctor before stopping at Tonact Forte Tablet on your own
Q: I am diabetic, and I am taking Tonact Forte Tablet. Do I need to change my medicine?
A: In diabetics, the blood sugar levels and HbA1C can increase because of the Tonact Forte Tablet. You need not change the medicine, but you need to consult your diabetologist on how to control your diabetes, and if required, the doctor may change the medicine.
Q: What is cholesterol? How is it linked to developing heart attack? How does Tonact Forte help with this?
A: Cholesterol is a precursor of lipids/ fats in your body. This is an integral part of your cell membrane. However, a high proportion of LDL cholesterol ( which transports cholesterol to tissues) can lead to plaques and atherosclerosis, and narrowing of the blood vessels, resulting in limitation of blood flow and eventually coronary heart disease. Tonact Forte contains Atorvastatin which slows down the buildup of cholesterol in the body. When the cholesterol is less, subsequent atherosclerosis reduces. Overall this decreases the probability of getting a heart attack and also delays heart and blood vessel-related problems.
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