Coltro 10mg Tablet
By INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
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The composition of Coltro 10mg Tab contains rosuvastatin. It is a hypolipidemic medicine. It is classified under the statin group of medicines. It reduces the levels of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) in the body.
Uses of Coltro 10mg Tab
- Heart attack
- Heart diseases
- High triglyceride levels
- High cholesterol
Contraindications of Coltro 10mg Tab
- Kidney diseases
- Liver diseases
- Abnormal liver tests
- Alcohol addiction
- Allergy to the medicine
Side effects of Coltro 10mg Tab
- Common side effects of Coltro 10mg Tab are nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, heartburn and dizziness
- Serious side effects of the medicine are jaundice, elevated liver enzymes, myopathy and rhabdomyolysis (abnormal muscle breakdown)
Precautions and Warnings of Coltro 10mg Tab
Can I take Coltro 10mg Tab during pregnancy?
It should not be taken during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the foetus. An effective contraceptive should be used by women of childbearing age.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
Limited information is available regarding its safety, but it is better to avoid it while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
It is safe to drive after taking the medicine as it does not have any effect on your driving ability.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Alcohol, if taken along with the medicine, can cause liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have muscle problems, kidney problems, drink alcohol regularly or have taken a medicine called fusidic acid in the last seven days.
Mode of Action of Coltro 10mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Cholesterol is formed by an enzyme HMG-CoA reductase in the body. The medicine inhibits this enzyme and consequently reduces the levels of cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL levels) in the blood. It increases good cholesterol (HDL levels).
Directions for Use of Coltro 10mg Tab
Always take this medicine as per the prescription of your doctor. Do not alter the dose by yourself. Drink plenty of water and keep hydrated.
Interactions of Coltro 10mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
This medicine can react with certain medications such as lipid-lowering agents, itraconazole, ketoconazole, verapamil, warfarin, cyclosporine, amiodarone, diltiazem, oral contraceptive pills, erythromycin, clarithromycin, ritonavir, HIV protease inhibitors, antacids like aluminium hydroxide and fusidic acid.
Interactions with food items
Grapefruit juice should be taken in very limited quantity as this medicine interacts with it.
Storage and disposal of Coltro 10mg Tab
The medicine should be kept at room temperature. It should not come in direct contact with sunlight, heat or moisture. Keep away from the reach of children. Discard the products as soon as it expires.
Dosage of Coltro 10mg Tab
Follow the dosage of Coltro 10mg Tab prescribed by your doctor. No specific symptoms of an overdose are known. Contact your healthcare provider if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly the time for the next dose, then continue with it and skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to compensate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What precautions should I follow while taking this medicine?
A: Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a liver or kidney disorder. Do not eat food with high-fat content. Exercise regularly for maximum benefits.
Q: How should I store this medicine?
A: It should be stored at room temperature, 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C).
Q: What should I do if my daily schedule interferes with taking medicine?
A: Connect the taking of the medicine with any of your daily activities such as brushing your teeth or having your breakfast. Alternatively, you can keep a daily reminder or set an alarm. This will help you to remember your medicine.
Q: How soon will the medicine work?
A: You can see results in 2-4 weeks after taking the medicine. The duration can vary among individuals. Your dose could be adjusted in follow up visits to reach the desired cholesterol levels.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:33 AM (IST)
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