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DRUGS FOR TREATMENT- ATORVASTATIN AND ROSUVASTATIN

ATORVASTATIN: 2, 3

Atorvastatin is synthetic lipid lowering agent, used along with diet, exercise and weight loss programme to decrease the risk of various cardiovascular diseases.

Dose:

The usual starting dose is 10-20mg per day and the maximum limit of the dose is 80 mg per day. Dose depends on the amount of the cholesterol to be lowered.

Drug interactions:
  • Atorvastatin decreases the effects of warfarin and blood concentration of digoxin.
  • Drugs which increase the levels of Atorvastatin in the body may causes toxicity. Hence, few drugs such as, Ketoconazole, Erythromycin, Indinavir, Cyclosporine, etc. should not be combined with Atorvastatin
Contraindications: Contraindicated during Pregnancy and Breast feeding.

ROSUVASTATIN: 2

Rousvastatin is also used along with diet, exercise and weight loss programmes.

Dose:

The starting dose for Rousvastatin is 10mg once daily. The average daily dose is 20mg- 40mg once daily depending on number of factors such as age, other medicines taken, other existing medical conditions, etc.

Drug interactions:

Some drugs such as Gemfibrozil, Fenofibrate and Cyclosporin causes serious muscle injury if taken along with Rosuvastatin.

Contraindications:

Contraindicated during pregnancy, breast feeding and kidney disorders.

SRS PRODUCTS:

Active Ingrediant FormStrength Pack TypePacking Style
AtorvastatinTablets 5mg, 10mg, 20mgBlister 10's
RosuvastatinTablets 10mg, 20mg Blister 10's


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