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    What is Mactor?

    Mactor Tablet is used for High cholesterol, Heart complications, Dyslipidemia, Cardiovascular disease, Prevention of atherosclerotic stroke, Prevention of heart attack and other conditions. Mactor Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Mactor Tablet contains Atorvastatin as an active ingredient.
    Mactor Tablet works by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase and reduces triglycerides levels in the blood.
    Macleods Pharma manufactures Mactor Tablet.
    Detailed information related to Mactor Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Mactor Tablet Uses

    Mactor Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Learn more: Uses

    Mactor Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Mactor Tablet improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1, 7

    Mactor Tablet - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Mactor Tablet is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Mactor Tablet - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Mactor Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 8, 9, 10, 11
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Mactor Tablet - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Mactor Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Alcoholism
    • Avoid excess alcohol while on atorvastatin
    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice
    • Avoid intake of excess fat
    • Consult your doctor if you develop muscle pains, yellowing of skin/eyes, or an allergic reaction
    • Do not take atorvastatin if pregnant
    References: 12, 12

    Mactor Tablet - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Mactor Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Mactor Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Antacids
    • Aprepitant
    • Azole antifungals
    • Colchicine
    • Cyclosporine
    • Diltiazem
    References: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    Learn more: Interactions

    Mactor Tablet - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Mactor Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Mactor Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    References: 12
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Where to Buy Mactor Tablet

    Click here to find nearby pharmacies/medical stores where you can buy Mactor Tablet.

    Mactor Tablet - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Mactor Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      References: 12
    • Is Mactor Tablet safe while breastfeeding?
      References: 12
    • Can Mactor Tablet be used for high cholesterol and heart complications?
      Yes, high cholesterol and heart complications are among the most common reported uses for Mactor Tablet. Please do not use Mactor Tablet for high cholesterol and heart complications without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Mactor Tablet.
    • How long do I need to use Mactor Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 1 month and 1 day as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Mactor Tablet. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Mactor Tablet.
    • Should I consume Mactor Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Mactor Tablet after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Mactor Tablet.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Mactor Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Mactor Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Mactor Tablet

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 20, 21, 22, 23

    Overdosage of Mactor Tablet

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Mactor Tablet, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 24, 25, 26

    Storage of Mactor Tablet

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Mactor Tablet.
    References: 27, 28, 29, 30

    Expired Mactor Tablet

    • Taking a single dose of expired Mactor Tablet is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 31, 32

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Mactor Tablet

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    Mactor Tablet - Packages and Strengths

    Mactor Tablet is available in the following packages and strengths
    Mactor Tablet - Packages: 10 Tablet
    Mactor Tablet - Strengths: 40MG, 5MG, 20MG, 10MG

    Mactor Tablet - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Mactor Tablet - Demographic Information


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