Uses of Xtor 5mg Tablet

Xtor 5mg Tablet is used along with a proper diet to reduce bad cholesterol levels. By lowering the bad cholesterol level it helps to increase the good cholesterol level which helps in reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke or other heart complications.

Side effects of Xtor 5mg Tablet

Precautions while taking Xtor 5mg Tablet

Dosage of Xtor 5mg Tablet

Overdose of Xtor 5mg Tablet

Onset of Action of Xtor 5mg Tablet

Duration of Action of Xtor 5mg Tablet

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine; it may increase the risk of side effects.

Pregnancy

Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Breastfeeding

Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Driving

This medicine usually causes no problems in your driving.

Kidney

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Liver

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Frequently asked questions on Xtor 5mg Tablet

Q.1) What is the use of Xtor 5mg Tablet?

Q.2) What is the side effects of Xtor 5mg Tablet?

Q.3) Is Xtor 5mg Tablet banned in India?

Q.4) How to use Xtor 5mg Tablet?

Q.5) Can Xtor 5mg Tablet be taken during pregnancy?

Q.6) Can Xtor 5mg Tablet be taken while breast-feeding?

Interactions

Drug :- amlodipine, cimetidine, clarithromycin, diltiazem, erythromycin, itraconazole, ritonavir with saquinavir: Increased atorvastatin level.

antacid, colestipol, efavirenz, rifampin: Possibly decreased blood atorvastatin level azole antifungals, clarithromycin, cyclosporine, erythromycin, fibric acid derivatives, lopinavir with ritonavir, niacin at dosage used for lipid modification, nicotinic acid, ritonavir with saquinavir: Increased risk of severe myopathy or rhabdomyolysis. cyclosporine: Increased atorvastatin bioavailability and risk of adverse reactions.

digoxin: Possibly increased blood digoxin level, causing toxicity.

oral contraceptives such as ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone: Increased hormone level.

Food :- grapefruit juice more than 1.2 L daily: Increased blood atorvastatin level.

Kunal is a registered pharmacist with RGUHS with over 4 years experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Health-Shoppe.com.

Dr. Naresh Dang is an MD in Internal Medicine. He has special interest in the field of Diabetes, and has over two decades of professional experience in his chosen field of specialty. Dr. Dang is an expert in the management of Diabetes, Hypertension and Lipids. He also provides consultation for Life Style Management.