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Crevast 20mg Tablet
Crevast 20mg Tablet

Crevast 20mg Tablet

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  • Interactions
  • Storage and disposal
  • Dosage

Therapeutic classification:

Hypolipidemic Drugs
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Medical Description

Crevast 20mg Tab is a hypolipidemic medicine which belongs to the class of medicines known as statins. It is used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL).

Uses of Crevast 20mg Tab

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

Contraindications of Crevast 20mg Tab

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

Side effects of Crevast 20mg Tab

  • Jaundice
  • Abnormal muscle breakdown
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Myopathy (characterised by muscle pain, lethargy and fever)
  • Blood in the urine

Precautions and Warnings of Crevast 20mg Tab

Pregnancy

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

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unsafe to use this medicine while breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and can harm the infant.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
A:
This medicine does not inhibit your ability to drive; however, if you experience any of the side effects of the medicine, avoid driving and operating tools and machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
A:
Avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages along with this medicine as it is unsafe and may increase the risk of liver and kidney disorder.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You want to administer this medicine to a child
  • You wish to alter or stop your treatment with this medicine
  • You have completed your course

Mode of Action of Crevast 20mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Crevast 20mg Tab is rosuvastatin which inhibits the HMG-CoA enzyme (which produces cholesterol), resulting in the lowering of bad cholesterol and the increasing of good cholesterol.

Directions for Use of Crevast 20mg Tab

  • Administer this medication as prescribed by your doctor
  • This medicine is for oral use only
  • Swallow this medicine whole with water
  • Do not chew, crush or break this medicine
  • Do not recommend this medicine to anyone
  • Do not take this medication without your doctor's prescription

Interactions of Crevast 20mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

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

Interactions with food items

This medicine is known to interact with grapefruit, its juices and extracts; avoid consuming these food products.

Other general Interactions

  • Abnormal liver tests
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Breastfeeding

Storage and disposal of Crevast 20mg Tab

  • Keep this medicine away from children
  • Do not use this medicine past the expiration date mentioned on it
  • Store this medicine in a closed container
  • Store this medicine at room temperatures not exceeding 25 degrees celsius
  • This medicine does not need any special storage conditions
  • Follow medical waste management protocol in the disposal of this medicine

Dosage of Crevast 20mg Tab

Overdose

This medicine should be used in limited doses according to the prescription given by your doctor. Avoid taking any more of this medicine than is prescribed as it may lead to severe side effects. If you suspect an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
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Missed a Dose

Crevast 20mg Tab dosage is not to be missed as it is for regular usage. If you miss a dose, take the medicine at the earliest. If it is time for the following scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Avoid doubling the dose to compensate for the missed dose.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider of before I start taking this medicine?

A: It is recommended that you share your complete medical history along with any instances of liver or kidney disease.

Q: How long does this medicine take to show results?

A: It generally takes about two to four weeks to see any visible signs of improvement. Consult your doctor for more details.

Q: Are there any home remedies that can increase the effectiveness of this medicine?

A: Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake, along with a proper diet and regular exercise can increase your response to therapy.

Q: How many times a day should I take this medicine?

A: The frequency of your intake of this medication is determined by your doctor. Consult your doctor for more details.

Q: When can I stop using this medicine?

A: Do not stop taking this medication on your own. On the completion of your course, follow up with your doctor to determine if you should continue this medicine or not.
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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