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AM-Descol 5/10mg tablet

AM-Descol 5/10mg tablet is composed of

Atorvastatin
Amlodipine

Belongs to the category

Hypolipidaemic/Anti-atheroma

Precaution:

Elderly patients and patients with a history of alcohol abuse or liver disease, renal (kidney) impairment, hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels in blood), history of muscle toxicity or muscle disorders are sensitive to the drug. Liver function tests should be performed before and during the therapy. Advice patients to report unusual muscle weakness or pain, maintain creatinine kinase levels, withdraw if liver > 5 x ULN. There may be a risk of Interstitial lung disease (inflammation and scarring of tissue that surrounds lung’s air sacs, blood vessels and airways); advice  patients to report symptoms including dyspnea (difficulty in breathing), non-productive cough, fatigue (weakness), weight loss, fever. Risk of new onset of diabetes; risk factors include hypertension (high blood pressure), raised triglycerides, BMI and fasting glucose at baseline. There is risk of stroke and transient ischemic attack (a stroke that lasts for a few minutes in which blood supply to the part of brain is briefly stopped).

This medication should be used with caution in patients who recently had MI (heart attack), or have history of impaired hepatic (liver) function, hypertensive crisis, and heart failure.

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usesUses of Atorvastatin

This medicine is used as an adjunct to diet in hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), heterozygous (genetic disorder characterized with markedly increased LDL and cholesterol )and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (a condition in which it is difficult to remove bad cholesterol from body), mixed hyperlipidemia (genetic disorder characterized with high lipids (fats), cholesterol and free fatty acids in blood).

side-effectsSide effects of Atorvastatin

AM-Descol 5/10mg can cause GI upset, myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (pain in joints), headache, asthenia (abnormal weakness), insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), dizziness, paraesthesia (abnormal sensation of skin such as tingling, burning, chilling and numbness), hypoaesthesia (reduces sensation in one or more body parts), chest and back pain, pain extremities, epistaxis (bleeding from nose), muscle spasms, joint swelling, abnormal LFTs, raised creatinine kinase, ALT and CPK levels, hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), nasopharyngitis (swelling of nasal passages and back of throat, commonly known as cold) etc. Immune mediated necrotising myopathy (autoimmune muscle disease relatively severe proximal weakness) is also reported.

pillsWhen not to use Atorvastatin

This medicine is contraindicated in active liver disease, persistent raised liver enzymes. Adequate contraception should be ensured.

usesUses of Amlodipine

This medicine is used to treat hypertension (high Blood pressure), myocardial ischemia (decreased blood supply to heart muscle) associated with stable (chest pain triggered by activity), or vasospastic angina (chest pain triggered with vasospasm of coronary artery).

 

 

side-effectsSide effects of Amlodipine

Patients using this medicine may commonly experience headache, edema, fatigue, nausea, dizziness (lightheadedness), flushing (reddening of the skin), rashes, and gingival hyperplasia (overgrowth of gum). Patients may rarely experience alopecia (spot baldness), pruritus (itching), abdominal and back pain, hyperglycemia, increased urination, palpitations, and GI (stomach) upset. 

pillsWhen not to use Amlodipine

This medicine is contraindicated in patients having history of cardiogenic shock (inability of heart to pump enough blood), aortic stenosis (narrowing of aortic valve opening), unstable angina (chest pain triggered by minimum or no activity), severe hypotension, unstable heart failure following MI, and hypersensitivity to dihydropyridines.

 

pills Expert Advice for Atorvastatin

  • Take with or without meals.
  • Take medicine at the same time each day.
  • Contact prescriber if unrelieved diarrhea (watery stools), fever, unusual muscle cramps, weakness, mood changes, memory changes, yellowing of skin or eyes, easy bruising or bleeding or unusual fatigue (weakness).
  • Take a missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is likely the time of next dose. Do not double the dose.
  • Avoid high intake of grapefruit juice (>1 litre per day).
  • Take sufficient amounts of fluids (2-3 litres per day), unless restricted by the prescriber.
  • Laboratory tests are important during therapy.

pills Expert Advice for Amlodipine

  • Take with or without meals.
  • To avoid stomachache, take with meals.
  • Take missed dose as soon as you remember and next dose in 24 hours.
  • Contact prescriber if there is unrelieved headache, vomiting, weight gain, palpitations, or difficulty in breathing.
  • Check blood pressure regularly.

 

Q: Which medicines should be avoided with Amlodidpine?
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Q: I am a patient of dialysis and have a history of getting treated for hepatitis C too. So, is the medicine safe for me?
Q: What is the best time to take this medicine?
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Q: How much does this medicine help reduce blood pressure?
Q: What should you monitor while taking Atorvastatin?
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Q: What should you not take with Atorvastatin?
Q: What happens if you eat grapefruit while taking atorvastatin?
Q: What should I do if I forget to take atorvastatin?

Warnings

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    Alcohol

    Atorvastatin

    Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

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    Pregnancy

    Atorvastatin

    This medicine is contraindicated in pregnant females. Consult your doctor before using this medication.

    Amlodipine

    This medicine is not safe to be administered in pregnant females. Consult your doctor for more information.

  • mother

    Breast Feeding

    Atorvastatin

    This medicine is contraindicated in nursing females.

    Amlodipine

    This medicine is not recommended for lactating females.

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