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Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe information from DrugsUpdate  

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P - Contraindicated in pregnancy
L - Contraindicated in lactation

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Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Atorvastatin competitively inhibits HMG-CoA reductase, the enzyme that catalyses the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate which is an early rate-limiting step in cholesterol biosynthesis. Ezetimibe inhibits the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine, thus decreasing the delivery of intestinal cholesterol to the liver.

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Indications / Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Uses

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Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Adverse Reactions / Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe Side Effects

Headache, flatulence, dyspepsia, myalgia, rash, pruritus, allergy and infection. Abdominal discomfort, asthenia, constipation, diarrhoea, back pain, arthralgia, resp infection and fatigue.

Precautions

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Special Precautions

Hepatic impairment; patients consuming substantial quantities of alcohol with a history of liver disease. Not recommended for use in children <10 years.

Other Drug Interactions

Atorvastatin: Increases digoxin levels; increases anticoagulant effect of warfarin. Avoid the combination of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and fibrates. Ezetimibe: Cholestyramine decreases AUC of ezetimibe by approx 55%; ciclosporin may increase ezetimibe levels.

Potentially Fatal: Antacids decrease atorvastatin levels; colestipol decreases atorvastatin plasma levels; propranolol decreases antihyperlipidaemic activity of atorvastatin.

Other Interactions

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Dosage

Oral
Hypercholesterolaemia
Adult: Per tablet contains atorvastatin 10 mg and ezetimibe 10 mg: Usual starting: 1 tablet once daily.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe and Pregnancy

Contraindicated in pregnancy

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe and Lactation

Contraindicated in lactation

Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe and Children

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Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe and Geriatic

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Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe and Other Contraindications

Hypersensitivity; active liver disease or unexplained persistent elevated liver function tests. Pregnancy and lactation.

Storage

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Lab interference

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