Arvast 15mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Composition of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S comprises of rosuvastatin and doctors prescribe it for the reduction of bad cholesterol.
Uses of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
Treatment of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are some of the uses of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S.
Contraindications of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
- Allergic to this medicine
- Liver or kidney problems
- Abnormal liver tests
- Addiction to alcohol
Side effects of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
- Common side effects of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S are headache, constipation, dry eyes and dry mouth, glaucoma, glossitis, hearing loss, lip swelling, loss of taste, constipation, diarrhoea and stomach ulcers.read less
- Serious side effects are myopathy, which can manifest itself in the form of muscle ache, lethargy, fever
- and jaundice
Precautions and Warnings of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
One needs to avoid this medicine during pregnancy. Also if you get pregnant while you are on this medication, it is advised to stop this medicine immediately and consult your doctor.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is recommended not to breastfeed when consuming this medicine
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Majority of people can drive a car and operate machinery while having this medicine as it does not affect these skills. However, some people may feel dizzy, in such cases, it is recommended to consult your physician before attempting to drive
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
It is recommended not to have alcohol when consuming this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Renal failure may occur with this medicine in rare cases Any muscle pain symptoms should be discussed with the doctor Doctors suggest performing liver enzyme tests before treatment
Mode of Action of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
How Does It Work?
Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S inhibits HMG-CoA reductase (an enzyme responsible for cholesterol production) and increases production of good cholesterol
Directions for Use of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
It is advised to consume once daily as per the doctor's suggestion. Also, it would be advisable to consume the tablet at the same time every day.
Interactions of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Lipid-lowering agents, diltiazem, verapamil, amiodarone.
- Medicines like cyclosporin, warfarin, oral contraceptive pills, itraconazole, ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin and HIV protease inhibitors
- Antacids like aluminium hydroxide
- Fusidic acid
Interactions with food items
There are no particular food restrictions, however, one needs to avoid consuming grapefruit juice when taking this tablet.
Other general Interactions
One has to avoid taking this medicine if one is already suffering from diabetes, renal disease, rhabdomyolysis or hematuria.
Storage and disposal of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
Store this medicine at room temperature Discard the medicine as it crosses the expiry date
Dosage of Arvast 15mg Tab 10'S
Overdose effects usually present themselves as an exaggeration of normal side effects. It would be wise to avoid overdose by limiting consumption of excessive medicine
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take two doses of this medicine within 12 hours of each other.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should I share with my doctor before I take this medicine?
A: It is advised to tell if your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney/liver diseases. Also, it is recommended to give a proper history of medicines that one is consuming.
Q: How do I store this medicine?
A: It is advised to store it at room temperature.
Q: How soon will the medicine show its effect?
A: 2–4 weeks after starting the medicine, however, the pace of effect may differ from person to person.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?
A: Medicine should be associated with other daily activities so that it is consumed as per the required frequency.
Q: I am taking Oral contraceptives, can I still take this tablet?
A: Co-administration of this medicine with oral contraceptives increased levels of ethinyl oestradiol and norgestrel, however, there is not much harm and both the medicines can be consumed together.
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- U.S. National Library of Medicine. The effect of rosuvastatin on oestrogen & progestin pharmacokinetics in healthy women taking an oral contraceptive.
- Food and Drug Administration. Rosuvastatin calcium.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:40 PM (IST)
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