Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet

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How To Use Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet

This medicine is for oral use only. Swallow this medication as a whole with water. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take this medication at a fixed time each day if it is indicated for everyday use.
Precautionary Steps of Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet

Please consult a doctor especially before taking Atorvastatin Winthrop. If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-
  • Severe high blood pressure 
  • HIV
  • Allergy to Atorvastatin Winthrop or any of its components
  • Hypersensitivity 
  • Acute liver disease 
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding 

Please stop using this medication if you are experiencing these symptoms and conditions.

Atorvastatin Winthrop Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Atorvastatin Winthrop varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Antifungal agents (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, or voriconazole) 
  • Indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir) 
  • Boceprevir or telaprevir (drugs used to treat hepatitis C virus infection) 
  • Erythromycin
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Amiodarone 
  • Verapamil
  • Clarithromycin
  • Telithromycin
  • Fusidic acid  
  • Antidepressant 
  • Nefazodone  
  • Cyclosporine  
  • Danazol  
  • Diltiazem
  • Amlodipine 
  • Lomitapide
  • Grapefruit juice 

This is an incomprehensive list of drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Atorvastatin Winthrop. 

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid this medicine for a longer use
  • Alcohol might affect your liver if it is taken with this medication
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication
  • Do not discontinue the prescribed course
Alcohol Warning( Not Advisable )
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness and nausea. Please consult your doctor for more details.

Pregnancy Warning (Not Safe - High Risk)
Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. Human and animal studies have shown positive evidence of fetal risk. The risk of using Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet in pregnant women outweigh potential benefits.

Breastfeeding Warning ( Not Advisable )
Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation. Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet has relatively high molecular weight and suggesting that it is not excreted in the milk, but some excretion would be expected. Thus, women prescribed with Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet should not breastfeed due to potential adverse reactions of Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet in a nursing infant.

Driving Warning ( Generally Safe )
Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney Warning ( Use With Care )
Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet is mainly excreted via urine and it also can increase the serum creatinine levels. Dose adjustment of Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Warning ( Use With Care )
Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet is unlikely to be used in patients with liver disease. The use of Winthrop Atorvastatin 20mg Tablet in patients with active liver disease is contraindicated. Please consult your doctor for more details.
As with all medications, you may experience some side effects. Not everyone experiences it. This is not a cause for concern. However, it is so that you are aware of it.

Certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-
  • Nausea 
  • Diarrhoea
  • Poor memory
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation 
  • Indigestion or heartburn 
  • Headache
  • Liver problems 
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Breathing problems
  • Fever
  • Hypersensitivity 
  • Shortness of breath).
  • Dizziness

While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. Please, consult with a doctor if you are having rashes or blurry visions. Report if you experience any other symptoms as the above list may not be exhaustive. These symptoms become more prominent as when one is undergoing a long term therapy with this medication.
Tinnitus, Altered bowel movement, Nausea, Fatigue, Hyperglycaemia, Headache, Dizziness, Rash

1. I  accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Atorvastatin Winthrop. What should I do?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Atorvastatin Winthrop, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 

2. Is it safe to use Atorvastatin Winthrop during breastfeeding or lactation?

No Information is available about the usage of Atorvastatin Winthrop during breastfeeding or lactation. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Lactating mother can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.

3. Can I drive while using Atorvastatin Winthrop?

Not recommended. Atorvastatin Winthrop might make you feel drowsy and calm. It can also impair thinking temporarily. 

4. Can using Atorvastatin Winthrop be addictive?

Please refer to the information on the package carefully.

5. What should I do if I accidentally took an expired dose of the medication?

Consuming an expired dose of Atorvastatin Winthrop by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 

6. Can I take Atorvastatin Winthrop with nutrition supplement such as Zincovit, D-rise 60k?

Yes, Atorvastatin Winthrop can be taken with supplements. Do inform your doctor if anything happens. 

7. Is it safe to use Atorvastatin Winthrop?

Yes, Atorvastatin Winthrop is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.

8. Can Atorvastatin Winthrop be stopped immediately or does the dosage have to be reduced gradually and then stopped?

There are drugs that cannot be stopped abruptly as it can have some withdrawal symptoms. It is suggested to tell your doctor regarding the usage of the medicine as well as withdrawal symptoms, if any.

9. How many times in a day should I take Atorvastatin Winthrop?

The dosage and frequency of Atorvastatin Winthrop is based on your condition. Use the drug as directed by your doctor or follow the instruction printed on the product insert.

Information last updated on: : Wed Mar 31 2021 04:35:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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