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Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose) Pharmacology
Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)About Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/AMechanism of Action of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/APharmacokinets of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/AOnset of Action for Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/ADuration of Action for Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/AHalf Life of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/ASide Effects of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/AContra-indications of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/ASpecial Precautions while taking Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/APregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationN/ABreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationN/AIndications for Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)It is a combination of cholesterol lowering agent Atorvastatin and antiplatelet agent Aspirin.It is used to reduce the cardiovascular diseases.
Interactions for Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/ATypical Dosage for Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)1 tablet / daySchedule of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/AStorage Requirements for Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/AEffects of Missed Dosage of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/AEffects of Overdose of Atorvastatin + Aspirin (Low Dose)N/A
AtorvastatinAbout AtorvastatinHMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor, statins, Antilipemic agent.Mechanism of Action of AtorvastatinIt is a more potent statin which competitively inhibits the conversion of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl glutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) to mevalonate. The drug exerts it`s action by specific inhibition of enzyme; 3-hydroxy-3-methyl glutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HMG CoA reductase) and reduces cholesterol synthesis up to 50% at therapeutic doses. This results in compensatory increase in low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor expression in liver which ultimately leads to increased receptor mediated uptake and catabolism of intermediate density lipoprotein(IDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). It causes dose dependent lowering of LDL cholesterol and reduces hepatic synthesis of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and lowers plasma triglyceride levels. It also increases high density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. It also exerts antioxidant property.Pharmacokinets of AtorvastatinAbsorption: Readily absorbed orally, Distribution: Widely distributed in a highly protein bound form, Metabolism: Metabolized in liver in to active metabolite, Excretion: Excreted mainly through bile.Onset of Action for AtorvastatinN/ADuration of Action for AtorvastatinN/AHalf Life of Atorvastatin18 to 24 hoursSide Effects of Atorvastatin1.Headache
13.Abnormal liver function tests
21.Upper respiratory tract infections
Contra-indications of Atorvastatin1.Hypersensitivity to the drug
2.Active liver diseases
3.Persistent elevation of serum transaminase levels
Special Precautions while taking Atorvastatin
1.Monitor hepatic function tests and lipid levels before and periodically during therapy and stop drug if there is marked elevation of creatinine phosphokinase level
2.History of liver diseases
4.In severe adverse effects and fever
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationMay be usedBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationUse with caution
Below 9years: ContraindicatedIndications for Atorvastatin1.Hypercholesterolemia
Interactions for AtorvastatinN/ATypical Dosage for AtorvastatinOral:
Starts with 10mg once daily; Increased if required based on patients response.
Maximum dose: 80mg
Schedule of AtorvastatinHStorage Requirements for AtorvastatinStore at room temperature at a range of 15 to 25 degree C.Effects of Missed Dosage of AtorvastatinTake the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of AtorvastatinProvide supportive care and symptomatic treatment.
Aspirin (Low Dose)About Aspirin (Low Dose)Salicylate, Anti platelet.Mechanism of Action of Aspirin (Low Dose)The drug exerts it`s antithrombotic action by interfering with platelet aggregation. It irreversibly inactivating and inhibiting the enzymes cyclooxygenase and thromboxane-synthetase. At lower doses it selectively suppresses the release of thromboxane-A2 till fresh platelets are formed. It also inhibits the release of ADP from platelets and their sticking to each other.Pharmacokinets of Aspirin (Low Dose)Absorption: Well absorbed orally, Distribution: Widely distributed in the body in a protein bound form, Metabolism: Metabolized in the liver in to metabolites. Excretion: Excreted through urine as salicylates and it`s metabolites.Onset of Action for Aspirin (Low Dose)N/ADuration of Action for Aspirin (Low Dose)5 to 7daysHalf Life of Aspirin (Low Dose)15 to 20minutesSide Effects of Aspirin (Low Dose)1.Prolonged bleeding time
Contra-indications of Aspirin (Low Dose)1.Hypersensitivity to the drug
3.Severe renal impairment
4.Severe hepatic impairment
Special Precautions while taking Aspirin (Low Dose)
4.In gastrointestinal lesions
5.Vitamin K deficiency
6.Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Pregnancy Related InformationContraindicatedOld Age Related InformationUse with cautionBreast Feeding Related InformationContraindicatedChildren Related InformationContraindicatedIndications for Aspirin (Low Dose)Prophylaxis treatment of increased risks of blood clottingInteractions for Aspirin (Low Dose)Drugs Affecting Aspirin:
Activated charcoal: Decreases absorption of aspirin.
Antacids Urinary alkalizers and Cortiosteroids: Decrease efficacy of aspirin.
Drugs affected by aspirin:
Alcohol: Risk of G.I. ulceration increases; may also prolong bleeding time.
ACE inhibitors: Antihypertensive action decreased.
Oral Anticoagulants : May potentiate effect.
Methotrexate: Effect potentiated.
Tetracycline: Efficacy decreased.
Tricyclic Antidepressants - Effect potentiated.
Nitroglycerin: May result in unexpected hypotension.
Beta-adrenergic Blockers - Antihypertensive effect blunted.
NSAIDs: May decrease serum concentration.
Sulfonylureas and Exogenous Insulin: In high doses may potentiate these drugs.
Valproic Acid: Potentiates effect.
Spironolactone: May inhibit diuretic effect.
Probenecid & Sulfinpyrazone : Antagonise uricosuric effect (In doses > 3gm/day - uricosuric effect)
Thyroid Function Tests: Increase in PBI
Serum Uric Acid Levels: Increased by levels less than 10 mg/dl and decreased by levels> 10 mg/dl.
Urine Glucose: False negative by glucose oxidase method. False positive results by reduction method.
Urinary Ketones: Produce reddish colour.Typical Dosage for Aspirin (Low Dose)0ral: 50mg to 160mg/daySchedule of Aspirin (Low Dose)HStorage Requirements for Aspirin (Low Dose)Store at room temperature and protects from moisture.Effects of Missed Dosage of Aspirin (Low Dose)Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.Effects of Overdose of Aspirin (Low Dose)Empty stomach by induced emesis and gastric lavage. Reduce absorption by administration of activated charcoal. Give symptomatic and supportive treatment. Monitor and assist respiratory function, fluid and electrolyte balance, and other vital parameters. Administer sodium bicarbonate and enhance alkaline diuresis. Haemodialysis is effective in severe poisoning.
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