Atozet

Used for: Prevention of cardiovascular events, High blood cholesterol
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What is Atozet?

Atozet is a brand medication that contains Ezetimibe and Atorvastatin, which belongs to a class of  Cholesterol absorption inhibitors and HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. This combination is used to maximize the lowering of cholesterol by inhibiting its synthesis and absorption. It is used for persistent high cholesterol levels where a single drug is inadequate in managing the cholesterol level. It is also used for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients at high risk of having a cardiovascular event.

How to use it?

Atozet is available as tablets. The typical standard dose is 10/10 mg once a day. Adjustment of dose is made by your healthcare professional every 4 weeks. The maximum daily dose is 10/80mg. 

What are the side effects of Atozet?

Common side effects of Atozet include muscle pain, muscle weakness, shoulder pain, diarrhoea and headache.

Who should not take Atozet?

  • People who are allergic to any component of Atozet
  • Patients with active liver disease
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women and those who intend to become pregnant

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Lifestyle modification is the first line treatment for high cholesterol, which includes a healthy diet, regular exercise and weight management.
  • Take adequate contraception during and 1 month after therapy if you are a female patient with childbearing potential.
  • Avoid consumption of large amounts of grapefruit and grapefruit juice while you are on this medication.
  • Report to healthcare professionals if you have any unexplained muscle pain.

Common dosing schedule: 
Take Atozet with or without food.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

 

Some common medications Atozet may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Atozet in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Atozet is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Atozet in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 10mg/10mg / 10mg/20mg (Tablets)
Drug class
Lipid-Regulating Drugs
Sub class
Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors, Statins (HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors)
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