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Gloristat 10mg Tablet
Gloristat 10mg Tablet

Gloristat 10mg Tablet

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Therapeutic classification:

Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Gloristat 10mg Tab is used for controlling high cholesterol levels. It consists of rosuvastatin as the main component in its composition, which is a hypolipidaemic medicine belonging to the statin group of medicines.
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Uses of Gloristat 10mg Tab

  • The uses of Gloristat 10mg Tab include treatment of excess lipids in the body, high cholesterol, excess triglycerides in the body and to prevent the risk of a stroke.

Contraindications of Gloristat 10mg Tab

  • Allergic to Gloristat 10mg Tab or have reacted with the statin group of medicines
  • Fusidic acid is not recommended to be coupled with this medicine

Side effects of Gloristat 10mg Tab

  • Fever
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Irregular liver function
  • Stomach pain
  • Myopathy
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Muscular pain

Precautions and Warnings of Gloristat 10mg Tab


Can I take Gloristat 10mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine is not advised in case of pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Gloristat 10mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine passes into the milk and to the feeding infant resulting in side effects, which makes the medicine unsafe for breastfeeding mothers.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
One can drive while on a dosage of the medicine.


Can I consume alcohol with the tablet?
Drinking too much alcohol when on a prescription of the medicine can damage the liver.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of side effects or allergic reactions with cholesterol-lowering medicines
  • You have a condition of the liver

Mode of Action of Gloristat 10mg Tab

How Does It Work?

This medicine or other statin medicines block the action of HMG-CoA reductase, which is the conversion into mevalonic acid, producing low-density lipoprotein as a side product. This helps in decreasing the amount of cholesterol in the body.
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Directions for Use of Gloristat 10mg Tab

Consume the tablet according to the instructions given by the doctor. The dosage must be according to the prescribed amount.

Interactions of Gloristat 10mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Taking another hypolipidaemic medicine can result in the lipid levels falling drastically
  • HIV medications are likely to result in an increased concentration of statins, increasing the side effects

Interactions with food items

It is advised to abstain from the consumption of grapefruit juice and follow a diet plan if provided by the doctor.

Other general Interactions

People with a history of an ongoing condition of muscular breakdown are advised to discuss their condition before taking up the prescription.

Storage and disposal of Gloristat 10mg Tab

The medicine must be kept in a dry place away from any direct contact with sunlight or moisture. The temperature must be kept around that of a room.

Dosage of Gloristat 10mg Tab


Overdosing on the medicine can result in a muscular breakdown or other heightened side effects like nausea and heartburn. It is advised to bring the individual's condition to a doctor's attention.

Missed a Dose

A missed dosage of Gloristat 10mg Tab should be made up for as soon as possible. It is, however, to be noted not to take the medicine close to the next scheduled dose to avoid a possible overdose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is it safe to take a statin medicine like the medicine while on contraceptives?

A: The medicine can result in increasing the side effects experienced due to contraceptives.

Q: Can I quit taking statins once the cholesterol level is under control?

A: Quitting or cutting back on the dosage must be done if advised so by the doctor. Leaving the prescription without a doctor's consent can result in the cholesterol rising.

Q: How long does it take for a prescription of the medicine to start working and showing its effect?

A: The medicine starts showing signs of progress one week after the prescription.

Q: Is it safe to take over the counter painkillers with the medicine?

A: Taking painkillers is safe with the medicine unless advised otherwise by the doctor.

Q: Can taking the medicine for an extended period result in addiction?

A: This medicine and other hypolipidaemic medications are generally lasting prescriptions and have no side effects where it can be an addiction.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:33 AM (IST)

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