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Coltro 5mg Tablet

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Rosuvastatin(5.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Rosuvastatin is a new-generation statin that acts as a lipid-lowering agent, which is primarily used for lowering the bad cholesterol/triglyceride level and increases the good cholesterol level. This medicine is generally used to decrease the chances of cardiovascular diseases.
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Uses of Coltro 5mg Tab

The uses of Coltro 5mg Tab include the treatment of heart attack and stroke.

Contraindications of Coltro 5mg Tab

  • Recently operated patient
  • Untreated reduced levels of thyroid hormones
  • Alcoholism
  • Severe lung, kidney and liver diseases
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • High blood sugar
  • Irregular kidney and liver tests
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Allergy to statins

Side effects of Coltro 5mg Tab

  • The common side effects of Coltro 5mg Tab include confusion, memory loss, constipation, vomiting, stomach ache, faintness, headache, joint pain and increased blood sugar level
  • The serious side effects of the medicine include fever, muscle pain/tenderness/weakness, dark urine, skin/eye turning yellow, problem in breathing and serious allergic reactions

Precautions and Warnings of Coltro 5mg Tab


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine may harm the foetus. Therefore, you should avoid this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Coltro 5mg Tab can easily enter in the breast milk and may lead to harmful effects in infants; hence, nursing mothers should avoid this medicine.


Can I drive if I have consumed Coltro 5mg Tab?
Yes, you can drive after having this medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
This medicine may interact with alcohol and can harm the liver and muscle. So, you should restrict the use of alcoholic drinks when taking this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You are taking fusidic acid. The medicine should not be taken by patients suffering from muscle disease, muscle-associated genetic disease, liver diseases or kidney problems.

Mode of Action of Coltro 5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

This medicine is known as a HMG-CoA Reductase inhibitor as it hinders the HMG-CoA reductase enzyme in the liver and lowers the production of bad type of cholesterol.

Directions for Use of Coltro 5mg Tab

This medicine is available as a tablet and should be taken orally once a day with or without consuming food.

Interactions of Coltro 5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

The dosage of Coltro 5mg Tab may interact with some medicines such as blood-thinning medication (warfarin), oral contraceptives, antivirals, antibiotics, antifungals, antacids (aluminium and magnesium hydroxide combination is given after 2 h of administration of the medicine) and cholesterol lowering medications.
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Interactions with food items

Interaction of Coltro 5mg Tab with any type food product has not been reported to date, but a patient should consume low-fat diet.

Storage and disposal of Coltro 5mg Tab

The medicine is stored at room temperature and must be protected from moisture and direct sunlight. Moreover, it should be kept out of reach from children. In fact, the unused and expired medicine must be safely discarded to avoid harmful consequences.
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Dosage of Coltro 5mg Tab


Overdosing of this tablet may cause some serious side effects such as fits, faint and breathing trouble. You should visit your doctor immediately in such a case.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose, you should it as soon as you remember. If is already time for your scheduled dose, then it is advisable to avoid the skipped dose and follow the scheduled medication again. Please do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Does this medicine affect fertility?

A: There is no available evidence that reports the effect of the medicine on fertility.

Q: Is the medicine safe for women who are planning a baby?

A: Women who are planning to conceive should avoid this medicine.

Q: Is the medicine cause addiction?

A: This medicine does not cause any addiction.

Q: Is the medicine increase the blood sugar level?

A: This medicine might increase the blood sugar level slightly; hence, you should consume this medicine with caution and a patient should regularly check his/her blood sugar level.

Q: Is special diet required during the medicine?

A: You should be on a low-fat, high-fibre diet when taking this medicine.

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Coltro 5mg Tab

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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