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Cardirose 20mg Tablet
Cardirose 20mg Tablet

Cardirose 20mg Tablet

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Rosuvastatin(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Cardirose 20mg Tab belongs to the statin family of medicines, which is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein). It contains the salt rosuvastatin and is a hypolipidemic medicine.
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Uses of Cardirose 20mg Tab

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

Contraindications of Cardirose 20mg Tab

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

Side effects of Cardirose 20mg Tab

  • Common side effects of Cardirose 20mg Tab include headache, dizziness, stomach pain, heartburn and constipation
  • Serious side effects of the medicine are jaundice, abnormal muscle breakdown, myopathy (characterised by muscle pain, lethargy and fever) and blood in urine

Precautions and Warnings of Cardirose 20mg Tab


Can I take Cardirose 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
Do not use this medicine during or if you are trying to conceive as it is harmful to the foetus.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine is probably unsafe and should be avoided while breastfeeding since it is known to pass into tbreastmilk.


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


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Do not consume alcohol in large quantities when using this medication as it may increase the risk of liver damage.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You wish to start, alter or stop this medicine. Do not change your dosage on your own
  • You want to administer this medicine to a paediatric patient
  • You have completed your treatment

Mode of Action of Cardirose 20mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The statin composition of Cardirose 20mg Tab inhibits the HMG-CoA enzyme (which produces cholesterol), and thus, decreases bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol.

Directions for Use of Cardirose 20mg Tab

  • This medicine is for oral consumption only
  • Administer it as prescribed by your doctor
  • Swallow whole with water
  • Do not chew, crush or break this medicine
  • Do not give your medicine to anyone
  • The use of this medicine is restricted to prescription use

Interactions of Cardirose 20mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

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

Interactions with food items

This medicine interacts with grapefruit, its juices and extracts; avoid taking these during the course of your treatment.

Other general Interactions

Cardirose 20mg Tab for high cholesterol levels is known to interact with medical conditions such as abnormal liver tests, alcohol addiction, liver or kidney problems and breastfeeding.

Storage and disposal of Cardirose 20mg Tab

  • Store this medication away from the reach of children
  • Avoid using this medicine beyond the date of expiry
  • This medicine needs to be stored in a closed container
  • Keep this medicine in a cool and dry place
  • No special storage condition is required for this medicine
  • Kindly follow medical waste management instructions when disposing of this medicine

Dosage of Cardirose 20mg Tab


Do not exceed the prescribed dosage of Cardirose 20mg Tab. Overdose of this medicine may lead to side effects related to this medicine. In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical advice.

Missed a Dose

This medicine is for regular dosage; avoid missing a dose. If you miss a dose, administer this medicine as soon as you remember. If it is time for the following dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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

A: It is essential to inform your doctor of your complete medical history along with any history of liver or kidney disorders.

Q: Is the use of this medicine safe at airport x-ray machines?

A: There are no reported threats with the use of this medication at airport x-ray machines. Kindly carry your medical prescription during travel.

Q: Can I stop this medicine when I feel better?

A: Do not stop taking this medicine on your own, even if you feel better. It is advisable to complete the prescribed course.

Q: Is this medicine legal in India?

A: This medicine is legally available in India. Kindly produce a proper medical prescription to buy this medicine.

Q: Can I buy this medicine on internet forums?

A: Yes, this medicine is available for purchase on internet forums; however, it is advisable to purchase this medicine at the nearest pharmacy by producing a doctor's prescription.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 08:47 AM (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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