Mactor 10 Tablet

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Mactor 10 Tablet


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MANUFACTURER

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

SALT COMPOSITION

Atorvastatin (10mg)

INTRODUCTION OF MACTOR TABLET

Mactor 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Mactor 10 Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels creeping up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy 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.  Common side effects of this medicine include muscle pain, weakness, nausea, headache, and stomach pain. 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 or get repeated or unexplained muscle pains.

This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

USES OF MACTOR TABLET

  • High cholesterol

MACTOR TABLET SIDE EFFECTS

Common
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Joint pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Nosebleeds

HOW TO USE MACTOR 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. Mactor 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW MACTOR TABLET WORKS

Mactor 10 Tablet 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).

MACTOR TABLET RELATED WARNINGS

warnings Alcohol
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Mactor 10 Tablet Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
warnings Pregnancy
Mactor 10 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.
warnings Lactation
Mactor 10 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
warnings Driving
Mactor 10 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
warnings Kidney
Mactor 10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Mactor 10 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
warnings Liver
Mactor 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mactor 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.Use of Mactor 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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