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Arvast 5mg Tablet

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Rosuvastatin(5.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Arvast 5mg Tab is composed of the salt rosuvastatin and belongs to the statin family of medicines. It is used to reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) and increase the levels of high-density lipoprotein (good cholesterol) in the body.
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Uses of Arvast 5mg Tab

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • High cholesterol levels
  • High blood pressure

Contraindications of Arvast 5mg Tab

  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Breastfeeding
  • Abnormal liver tests
  • Allergy to the medicine

Side effects of Arvast 5mg Tab

  • Common side effects of Arvast 5mg Tab include heartburn, headache, dizziness
  • Serious side effects of the medicine are myopathy (characterised by muscle pain, lethargy and fever), jaundice, stomach pain, constipation, blood in the urine and rhabdomyolysis (characterised by muscle breakdown and fever)
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Precautions and Warnings of Arvast 5mg Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It is unsafe to use this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be taken while breastfeeding because it is not safe for the infant.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
It is safe to drive while using this medicine as it is not known to inhibit your ability to drive. However, if you experience any side effects, avoid driving or operating tools and machines.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Avoid the consumption of alcohol along with this medicine as it may lead to an increased risk of liver damage.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You wish to start, alter or stop this medicine
  • This medicine is to be given to paediatric patients
  • Upon completion of treatment

Mode of Action of Arvast 5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

Arvast 5mg Tab composition causes bad cholesterol levels to decrease by inhibiting the enzyme that produces cholesterol.

Directions for Use of Arvast 5mg Tab

  • Take this medication as prescribed by your doctor
  • Do not overdose yourself with this medicine
  • This medicine is for oral use only
  • Swallow this medicine whole with water
  • Do not chew, crush or break this medicine

Interactions of Arvast 5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Erythromycin
  • Verapamil
  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Itraconazole
  • Amiodarone
  • Ketoconazole
  • Cyclosporin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Diltiazem
  • Warfarin
  • Fusidic acid

Interactions with food items

Arvast 5mg Tab for heart disease is known to have interactions with grapefruit, its juices and extracts; hence, avoid consuming such food products.

Other general Interactions

  • Liver disorders
  • Kidney disorders

Storage and disposal of Arvast 5mg Tab

  • Keep this medicine away from the reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiration date mentioned on it
  • Store this medicine in a closed container
  • Store this medicine at room temperature not exceeding 25 degrees celsius
  • This medicine does not need any special storage conditions
  • Follow medical waste management protocol in the disposal of this medicine

Dosage of Arvast 5mg Tab


Overdose of this medicine may lead to adverse side effects. In the event of an overdose, get immediate medical help.

Missed a Dose

Arvast 5mg Tab dosage is a prescribed course for a set duration; hence, avoid missing the dose. In the case of a missed dose, take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not compensate for a missed dose by doubling the dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What information should I provide my healthcare provider before using this medicine?

A: Inform them of your medical history, along with the usage of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications.

Q: Can I buy this medicine over the counter?

A: Do not buy this medicine over the counter. Always produce a valid medical prescription for the purchase of this medicine.

Q: Is the dosage of this medicine suitable for children?

A: This medication is for use by adults only; do not administer it to children without consulting your doctor for a child-specific dosage of this medicine.

Q: How many times a day should I take this medicine?

A: Generally, this medication is taken twice daily; however, consult your doctor to get the correct dosage for you and your condition.

Q: When can I stop using this medicine?

A: Do not stop taking this medication on your own. At the completion of the course, consult your doctor to determine whether or not to continue this medicine.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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