ATRIBET belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) regulating medicines.

ATRIBET is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low fat diet and life style changes on their own have failed. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, ATRIBET can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol lowering diet during treatment.


The active substance of ATRIBET film coated tablets is atorvastatin.

Each ATRIBET 10 mg film coated tablet contains 10 mg atorvastatin as atorvastatin calcium trihydrate.

Each ATRIBET 20 mg film coated tablet contains 20 mg atorvastatin as atorvastatin calcium trihydrate.

Each ATRIBET 40 mg film coated tablet contains 40 mg atorvastatin as atorvastatin calcium trihydrate.

Each ATRIBET 80 mg film coated tablet contains 80 mg atorvastatin as atorvastatin calcium trihydrate.

The other ingredients are: calcium carbonate powder, lactose monohydrate, celullose microcrystalline, croscarmellose sodium, povidone, polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid esters (polysorbate 60), silica colloidal anhydrous, talc, magnesium stearate, hypromellose 6 cP (HPMC 2910), titanium dioxide, macrogol (PEG 6000)

Indications for use

Taking ATRIBET with food and drink
Please note the following:
Grapefruit juice
Do not take more than one or two small glasses of grapefruit juice per day because large quantities of grapefruit juice can change the effects of ATRIBET.
Avoid drinking too much alcohol while taking this medicine. See Section 2 “Take special care with ATRIBET” for details.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not take ATRIBET if you are pregnant, or if you are trying to become pregnant.
Do not take ATRIBET if you are able to become pregnant unless you use reliable contraceptive measures.
Do not take ATRIBET if you are breast-feeding.
The safety of ATRIBET during pregnancy and breast-feeding has not yet been proven. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Normally this medicine does not affect your ability to drive or operate machines. However, do not drive if this medicine affects your ability to drive. Do not use any tools or machines if your ability to use them is affected by this medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of ATRIBET
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.

Mode of administration

Before starting treatment, your doctor will place you on a low-cholesterol diet, which you should maintain also during therapy with ATRIBET.

The usual starting dose of ATRIBET is 10 mg once a day in adults and children aged 10 years or older. This may be increased if necessary by your doctor until you are taking the amount you need. Your doctor will adapt the dose at intervals of 4 weeks or more. The maximum dose of ATRIBET is 80 mg once daily for adults and 20 mg once daily for children.

ATRIBET tablets should be swallowed whole with a drink of water, and can be taken at any time of day, with or without food. However, try to take your tablet at the same time every day.

Always take ATRIBET exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The duration of treatment with ATRIBET is determined by your doctor.

Please ask your doctor if you think that the effect of ATRIBET is too strong or too weak.

If you take more ATRIBET than you should

If you accidently take too many ATRIBET tablets (more than your usual daily dose), contact your doctor or nearest hospital for advice.

If you forget to take ATRIBET

If you forget to take a dose, just take your next scheduled dose at the correct time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you stop taking ATRIBET

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine or wish to stop your treatment, ask your doctor or pharmacist.