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Uses, Substitutes and Side Effects of Ctor Tablet

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Ctor 10 MG Tablet helps in reducing the bad cholesterol and triglycerides levels in blood. It reduces the risk of heart attack. Arpitor, Eternex, Lipvas are the substitutes of ctor tablet. Insomnia, muscle pain, running nose are some of its side effects. Atorvastatin is the active salt found in ctor tablets.

A Ctor tablet isused for reducing the prolonged cardiovascular risks i.e. heart attacks, stroke, chest pain etc. Ctor reduces the bad cholesterol in the blood. A change in diet plan and regular exercise is also recommended with the intake of this medicine.

Ctor 10 MG tablet is a lipid-lowering medication and it works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase), which is required to make cholesterol in the body. This medicine lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and increases the good cholesterol (HDL). It prevents the patient from a heart attack, chest pain, stroke and death especially if the patient has high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity or has a smoking habit.

Ctor is safe but there are chances of diarrhea, heartburn, gas or stomach upset. If this happens to you then it is advised to take it with food i.e. half an hour later. Visit a doctor if you have fever, weakness, sudden muscle pain or dark urine or yellow color appearing in your eyes and skin.

Ctor 10 MG Tablet is prescribed and used for?  

The medicine is prescribed for the below conditions:

1- Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

2- Hypertriglyceridemia

3- Mixed Dyslipidemia

4- Prevention of cardiovascular diseases

5- Primary Hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)

What are the substitutes for Ctor 10 MG Tablet?

Go through the below list if you are looking for the substitute with the same strength, composition and form like Ctor 10 MG tablet:

1- Arpitor 10 MG by Rpg Life Sciences Ltd.

2- Atoritic 10 MG by Wockhardt Ltd.

3- Atorlip 10 MG by Cipla Ltd. 

Atorlip 10 mg
4- Eternex 10 MG by Alembic Ltd.

5- Lipvas 10 MG by Cipla Ltd.

What are the interactions of Ctor 10 MG Tablet?

There is always a risk of drug interaction when you take more than one medicine or mix it with several beverages or foods.

1- It is advised to consult the doctor if you are taking alcohol while being on medicines.

2- The interaction of Ctor 10 MG tablets is severe with Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Atazanavir and Cyclosporine. There is a moderate interaction with Azithromycin.

3- Interaction with Food: It is advised to avoid grapefruit juice while consuming Ctor 10 MG tablet. If you notice symptoms like fever, weakness, muscle pain, chills, swelling in joints, skin rashes, vomiting and nausea then immediately consult the doctor.

4- Ctor 10 MG tablet should be taken with extra caution if you have a liver disease, diabetes and cognitive impairment. One should discontinue the medicine if the liver is functioning abnormally even after a reduction in dosage.

5- Inform the doctor if you have muscle disorder either historic or active and they will adjust the dosage.

When not to use Ctor 10 MG tablet?

There are some contradictions for the medicine such as:

1- Liver Disease: The medicine is not advised if the patient is also suffering from active liver disease indicating the high level of Transaminase levels in the body.

2- Allergy: The tablet is not recommended if the patient has a history of allergy. Allergy
3- Contraindicated in patients who are taking HIV protease inhibitors and hypersensitivity.

What are the precautions to be taken while using Ctor 10 MG Tablet?

Go through the precautions and warnings related to Ctor 10 MG tablet-

1- This medicine is not recommended to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Breastfeeding mothers can develop a risk of serious adverse effects to an infant.

2- This medicine can cause cognitive impairment i.e. forgetfulness, confusion and memory loss. These side effects are reversible once you stop using the Ctor 10 MG tablet.

3- Ctor 10 MG also increases the blood glucose levels along with glycated hemoglobin levels.

4- This medicine also causes muscle breakdown and the symptoms that can be seen are severe tiredness and weakness. The risk is high who are above 60 years of age.

5- It also causes kidney and liver related problems if you are taking alcohol frequently along with medicine.

6- Ctor 10 MG is also capable of causing moderate to severe liver impairment. Fatal liver failure risk is also very high in case the patient has an active liver disease.

7- It also causes a fatal condition where body muscles degrade and release substances in the blood, damaging the kidneys as well.

8- Consult a doctor for observing the blood cholesterol level and liver functions regularly while consuming the Ctor 10 MG tablets.

Ctor 10 MG Tablet Side Effects

Apart from common side effects of Ctor 10 MG tablet, there are some unwanted side effects of this medicine, which might need medical attention. Most common ones are:

1- Cough

2- Difficulty in swallowing

3- Diarrhea

4- Impaired liver function

5- Joint pain

6- Muscle pain

Muscle pain

7- Running Nose

8- Difficulty in breathing

9- Insomnia

10- Headache

11- Stomach pain

12- Constipation

13- Feeling sick

14- Weakness

15- Dizziness

16- Increased glucose level in blood

Severe side effects can be:

1- Body as a whole- Uneasiness and fever

2- Gastrointestinal- Eructation, Abdominal discomfort, flatulence, bile obstruction and liver inflammation

Abdominal discomfort

3- Musculoskeletal like neck pain, muscle fatigue and joint swelling

4- Increase in liver enzymes level as well as sugar level and abnormal liver function reports

5- Nose bleeding, hives, blurred vision and ringing in the ear.

6- Urinary tract infection

What are the commonly asked questions for Ctor 10 MG tablet?

Below are some of the commonly asked questions for Ctor 10 MG tablets:

1- How early Ctortablet starts working?

The effect can be seen within 3 to 5 days of consumption.

2- How long the effect of Ctortablet lasts?

Once consumed, the effect of medicine remains active in the body for next 3 to 4 days.

3- Is it safe to take medicine with alcohol?

The interaction of Ctor 10 MG tablet is unknown. It is recommended to consult the doctor before consumption.

4- Any habit-forming tendencies of Ctor 10 MG tablet?

No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

5- Is it safe to take medicine during pregnancy?

The consumption of Ctor 10 MG tablets is not recommended for women who are or trying to get pregnant.

6- Is it safe to consume Ctor 10 MG tablet while breastfeeding?

The medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding because of the increased risk of severe adverse effect to the infant.

7- Is it safe to drive after taking the medicine?

The medicine does not usually affect the driving ability.

8- Is it safe to use medicine for kidney diseases patients?

The medicine is safe to consume in patients with kidney diseases. There is no requirement of dose adjustment for Ctor 10 MG tablet. But it is advised to consult the doctor if you have any underlying kidney diseases.

9- Is it safe to consume Ctor 10 MG tablet with liver diseases?

It is advised to use Ctor medicine with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases. The doctor will guide in dose adjustment. The tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver diseases and active liver diseases.

Ctor 10 MG Tablet Dosage Instructions

Once you notice you have missed the dose, take it immediately. But if you are scheduled for next dose then skip the missed dose. In case of overdose, it is recommended to talk to the doctor once if you find any severe sign or side effects.

Hope this article gave you all the information on Ctor 10 MG Tablet along with its uses, precautions and side effects. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal
Agra

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal is an obstetrician, gynecologist and infertility specialist who is providing her valuable expertise in the field of gynecology and infertility issues. She ensures that the patients receive the required fertility treatments well on time. Dr. Kavita specializes in the treatments like High Risk Pregnancy Care, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Reproductive Medicine. Currently, she is practicing at Amit Jaggi Memorial Hospital, Vibhav Nagar, Agra.

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Ajit Mishra

I use Arpitor for my bad cholestrol but they have severe side-effects on me. Should I switch to ctor tablets as I am highly impressed with product description in this article?

Oct. 11, 2018, 9:22 a.m. 4.5

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Bhagwan Singh

It's a good medicine. I have been using it for years and I am really satisfied with its effectiveness. You can even have those as a painkiller.

July 31, 2018, 2:57 p.m. 4.5

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Sarika Rathod

I want my father to have Ctor 10 MG Tablet for cholesterol, will be talking to his doctor to see if its good for men.

June 2, 2018, 3:23 p.m. 5.0

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Ashwini Prabhakar

I found this article very helpful. I was advised to have ctor tablets and I didn't feel like having those without its side effect and precautions. The list of precautions was enough and I will take care of them while taking this medicine.

May 6, 2018, 12:55 p.m. 4.5

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Aswale Chahabai Laxman

April 11, 2018, 1:42 a.m. 4.5

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