Consivas 20mg Tablet
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Consivas 20mg Tab belongs to the statin classification of medicines; it is a hypolipidemic medicine which is used to reduce the elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol and enhance the levels of good cholesterol in the body. The generic name of Consivas 20mg Tab is rosuvastatin.
Uses of Consivas 20mg Tab
The uses of Consivas 20mg Tab are in the control and regulation of high cholesterol levels, elevated levels of lipid fats in the body and excessive amounts of triglycerides in the body. It is also used in the prevention of stroke and the reduce the risk of heart attack.
Contraindications of Consivas 20mg Tab
- Alcohol addiction
- Liver or kidney problems
- Abnormal liver tests
- Allergic to this medicines or similar medicines of the statin group
Side effects of Consivas 20mg Tab
- The common side effects of Consivas 20mg Tab are dizziness, heartburn, constipation, headache, stomach pain and nausea, blood passing through the urine, jaundice and elevated levels of liver enzymes
- Muscle breakdown is a rare, but serious, side effect of this medicine
Precautions and Warnings of Consivas 20mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be administered during pregnancy or if you are planning pregnancy as it is dangerous for the foetus. If you are of child-bearing age and on the prescription of this medicine,
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be administered during the period of breastfeeding because it is not safe for the infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine does not inhibit your ability to drive; hence, it safe to drive after the use of this medicine. However, if you experience any of the side effects associated with this medicine, kindly do not drive or operate on tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Do not consume alcohol in large quantities during the prescribed period of this medicine as it may increase the risk of liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You are pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from any liver or kidney diseases, addicted to alcohol or have allergic reactions to this medicine or other medicines of the same group You have taken a medicine known as fusidic acid in the last seven days You wish to start, alter or stop the use of this medicine You have completed the course of this medicine
Mode of Action of Consivas 20mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Consivas 20mg Tab works by inhibiting the action of an enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase, which is responsible for the rise in levels of cholesterol, thereby causing the LDL levels (bad cholesterol) to decrease.
Directions for Use of Consivas 20mg Tab
You should strictly adhere to the dosage of Consivas 20mg Tab prescribed by your doctor. This medicine needs to be swallowed (not crushed or chewed) whole with water.
Interactions of Consivas 20mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Oral contraceptive pills
- Fusidic acid (this medicine should not be consumed if you have consumed fusidic acid within seven days)
Interactions with food items
This medicine interacts with grapefruit, its extracts and juices; hence, kindly avoid the intake of such food products. It would be best to take a low fat- and salt-containing diet so as to increase the efficacy of this medicine.
Other general Interactions
This medicine is known to have interactions with medical conditions like liver or kidney problems and muscle-related issues. The doctor should be notified if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
Storage and disposal of Consivas 20mg Tab
This medicine needs to be stored in a closed container at ambient room temperature away from heat, moisture, sunlight and reach of children. Kindly avoid the use of this medicine beyond the date of expiry. Medical waste management instructions provided by your pharmacist should be followed when you are disposing this medicine.
Dosage of Consivas 20mg Tab
Do not exceed the prescribed dosage at any costs. Overdose of Consivas 20mg Tab may lead to certain side effects such as dizziness, muscle breakdown, stomach pain, headache, nausea, etc. In the case of an overdose, kindly seek immediate medical advise.
Missed a Dose
In the case of a missed dose, administer it at the earliest whenever you realise it. If it is nearly time for the following dose, it is best to skip the missed dose and follow the regular schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know when starting this medicine?
A: Report your complete medical/surgical history along with the intake of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications to the doctor.
Q: What should I do if I have used this medicine beyond the expiry date?
A: In such cases, stop taking further doses of the medicine and seek immediate medical attention as it may lead to adverse effects.
Q: Can I buy this medicine on internet platforms?
A: This medicine is available on authentic internet platforms (must be approved by FDA or any real medical association); however, it is advisable to purchase this medicine by producing a valid medical prescription.
Q: How many times a day should I take this medicine?
A: Consult your doctor for the exact frequency of the usage of this medicine as its dosage would be decided by the doctor as per your condition.
Q: Can I start a new course of this medicine with previous prescription?
A: Do not start a new course with a previous prescription. At the completion of the course, do a follow-up visit with your doctor to determine if you should continue this medicine or not.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). Package leaflet: information for the patient. Crestor® 5 mg film-coated tablets. Crestor® 10 mg film-coated tablets. Crestor® 20 mg film-coated tablets. Crestor® 40 mg film-coated tablets.
- DailyMed. Label: Rosuvastatin – rosuvastatin calcium tablet, film coated.
- Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Rosuvastatin.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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