Avastin 10mg Tablet
By ROCHE LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Avastin 10mg Tab, consisting of the salt atorvastatin, belongs to a class of medicines called statins. It is used to lower bad cholesterol.
Uses of Avastin 10mg Tab
- The uses of Avastin 10mg Tab include the reduction of bad cholesterol levels (thus used in the treatment of high cholesterol, high triglyceride levels, and heart disease).
Contraindications of Avastin 10mg Tab
- Any liver disease (hepatitis, jaundice, etc.)
- Abnormal liver tests
- Allergy to atorvastatin
- Medicines used to treat hepatitis such as glecaprevir/pibrentasvir
Side effects of Avastin 10mg Tab
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- Joint pain, muscle pain, and back pain
- Blood tests abnormalities like liver function and creatine kinase tests
- Worsening of previously existing liver disease
- Lack of appetite (rare)
- Allergic reactions (rare)
- Nightmares, inability to sleep (rare)
- Dizziness, numbness, or tingling in the fingers (rare)
- Rash and itching (rare)
- Feeling unwell/tired (rare)
- Abnormal muscle breakdown involving severe muscle pain, soreness, and fever (severe, seek medical attention)
- Acute kidney failure involving dark-coloured urine (severe, seek medical attention)
- Serious illness with peeling, swelling, blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes, and genitals with fever (severe, seek medical attention)
- Skin rash especially on palms of hands or soles of feet which may blister (severe, seek medical attention)
Precautions and Warnings of Avastin 10mg Tab
Can I take Avastin 10mg Tab during pregnancy?
You should not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant as it could harm the foetus.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
You should not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding, because it can get secreted into breastmilk.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Ability to drive remains unaffected.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Consuming too much alcohol with this medicine can damage your liver.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Inform your doctor if you are taking or have taken a medicine called fusidic acid (used for bacterial infection) in the last 7 days; if you have muscle aches or pains or family history of muscle problems; if in the past you had muscular problems during treatment with other cholesterol-lowering medicines and; if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol.
Mode of Action of Avastin 10mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Cholesterol is produced by an enzyme in the body called HMG-CoA reductase. Avastin 10mg Tab inhibits this enzyme, thus lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and increasing good cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Directions for Use of Avastin 10mg Tab
Avastin 10mg Tab dosage and duration should be prescribed by your doctor. The tablet should be swallowed whole. It should not be chewed, crushed, or broken. The medicine may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interactions of Avastin 10mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Avastin 10mg Tab has shown interactions with several medicines with varying effects: there is an increased risk of muscle breakdown when this medicine is used with other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as gemfibrozil, colestipol, and ezetimibe; fusidic acid when taken along with this medicine can lead to serious side effect of muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis); monitor lipid levels to ensure that the lowest necessary dose of the medicine is used when it is taken along with amiodarone, diltiazem, or verapamil; the medicines itraconazole, voriconazole, ciclosporin, ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, ritonavir, lopinavir, atazanavir, indinavir, darunavir, tipranavir/ritonavir can increase the concentration of Avastin 10mg Tab in your blood and lead to serious side effects; hepatitis C medicines i.e. glecaprevir/pibrentasvir also show interactions with atorvastatin.
Interactions with food items
Grapefruit juice intake should be limited in quantity.
Other general Interactions
Enough information is not available.
Storage and disposal of Avastin 10mg Tab
Store in a cool, dry place, between 20°-25°C, away from the reach of children and away from moisture, heat, and light.
Dosage of Avastin 10mg Tab
You should inform your doctor immediately if you have taken more of the tablet than is prescribed.
Missed a Dose
If any dose is missed, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What precautions should be taken while on Avastin 10mg Tab?
A: This medicine is a part of a comprehensive program to reduce bad cholesterol levels. Hence, you should avoid eating foods with high-fat content and exercise regularly to get the best results of the medicine.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?
A: You should try to take your medicine at a fixed time every day. Try connecting your medicine with something that you do every day, such as brushing your teeth at night or having your meals. This may help you remember to take it. You can also set an alarm to go off at the time you need to take your medicine.
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I take this medicine?
A: You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and about any liver or kidney ailment you may have.
Q: When and how should I take this medicine?
A: Take the tablet according to the dosage prescribed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food at a fixed time.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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