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Xentor Tablet 40mg

Lipid Regulator

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Generic Name

Atorvastatin Calcium

Availability

40mg Tablet X 30's

Therapeutic Class

HMG CoA reductase

Mode of Action

HMG CoA reductase

Indication

Reduces LDL-cholesterol, apolipoprotein B & triglycerides, & increases HDL-cholesterol in the treatment of hyperlipidemias including hypercholesterolemias & combined (mixed) hyperlipidemia (type IIa or IIb hyperlipoproteinemias), hypertriglyceridemia (type IV) & dysbetalipoproteinemia (type III). Adjunctive therapy in patients w/ homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia who have some LDL-receptor function.

Dosage / Direction of Use

10-20 mg once daily. Patients requiring large reduction in LDL-cholesterol Initially 40 mg daily. Adjust dose at intervals of 4 wk up to a max of 80 mg daily. Primary hypercholesterolemia & combined hyperlipidemia 10 mg once daily. Familial hypercholesterolemia Initially 10 mg daily then increased at intervals of at least 4 wk to 40 mg once daily. Max: 80 mg once daily. Childn & adolescent 10-17 yr w/ heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia Initially 10 mg once daily. Max: 20 mg once daily.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity. Acute liver disease or unexplained persistently raised serum aminotransferase conc.

Special Precaution

Assess liver function before treatment & monitor periodically until 1 yr from last dose. Discontinue use if marked or persistent increases in serum aminotransferase or creatinine phosphokinase conc occur. Severe renal impairment. Pregnancy.

Price

Php 26.25

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