Trade name: Zestor
Strength: Atorvastatin 10 mg, Ezetimibe 10 mg
Active ingredient: Atorvastatin + Ezetimibe
Category: Atorvastatin belongs to group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors or "statins". Ezetimibe belongs to group of drugs called Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors.
Pregnancy category: Atorvastatin belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: D And US FDA pregnancy category X. Ezetimibe belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: C And US FDA pregnancy category C.
Uses: Zestor tablet is used to lower cholesterol in the blood. It is used along with other cholesterol lowering medications like statins or fibrates. For better results follow diet and exercise.
How to use: Take Zestor tablet orally once daily with or with out food. Do not stop taking this medication with out consulting the doctor.
Side Effects: Diarrhea, abdominal pain, upset stomach, back pain, muscle pain, joint pain, sinusitis, sore throat
Dosage: Atorvastatin 10 mg and ezetimibe 10 mg or Atorvastatin 20 mg, ezetimibe 10 mg orally once daily as a initial dose. Atorvastatin 40 mg and ezetimibe 10 mg may require if cholesterol levels are high.
Written by: : www.healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 23rd, 2016
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