Gloristat 20mg Tablet
By OAKNET HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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The composition of Gloristat 20mg Tab is rosuvastatin. It is a hypolipidemic medicine. It can be grouped under the statin group of medicines. It is mostly used to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, LDL) in the body.
Uses of Gloristat 20mg Tab
- Heart attack
- Heart diseases
- High cholesterol
- High triglyceride levels
Contraindications of Gloristat 20mg Tab
- Liver diseases
- Kidney diseases
- Alcohol addiction
- Abnormal liver tests
- Allergy to this medicine
Side effects of Gloristat 20mg Tab
- Common side effects of Gloristat 20mg Tab include nausea, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness and heartburn
- Some serious side effects are myopathy (muscle ache, lethargy and fever), jaundice and elevated liver enzymes
- A rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (abnormal muscle breakdown) can also occur
Precautions and Warnings of Gloristat 20mg Tab
Can I take Gloristat 20mg Tab during pregnancy?
It is not recommended to take this medicine during pregnancy as it can harm the foetus. Women of childbearing age should use effective contraception during the course of the medicine.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
There is inadequate information available, but it is considered unsafe to take while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have taken this medicine?
The medicine has no effect on your driving ability, so it can be taken before driving.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Consume alcohol only in small amounts while taking the medicine as their combination can lead to liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have kidney problems, liver problems, muscle problems, or if you consume alcohol regularly or have taken a medicine called fusidic acid (a medicine for bacterial infection) in the last seven days
Mode of Action of Gloristat 20mg Tab
How Does It Work?
An enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase forms cholesterol in the body. This medicine inhibits the action of this enzyme, and the levels of bad cholesterol are lowered in the blood. It also elevates the levels of good cholesterol.
Directions for Use of Gloristat 20mg Tab
Always take this medicine as per the prescription of your physician. Do not alter the dosage of Gloristat 20mg Tab by yourself. Continue taking the medicine till the end of your prescribed duration.
Interactions of Gloristat 20mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
This medicine can react with certain medications such as lipid-lowering agents and can increase the risk of myopathy. Combination with other medicines such as diltiazem, warfarin, cyclosporine, verapamil, amiodarone, oral contraceptive pills, erythromycin, clarithromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir, HIV protease inhibitors, aluminium hydroxide and fusidic acid should be avoided.
Interactions with food items
Grapefruit juice (if consumed) should be taken in limited quantities as it interacts with this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Gloristat 20mg Tab
Store the medicine at room temperature. Do not let it come in direct contact with sunlight, heat or moisture. Keep it away from the reach of children. Discard the product as soon as it expires according to local medical-waste management protocol.
Dosage of Gloristat 20mg Tab
No specific side effects can be observed if you overdose. Seek medical assistance if you suspect that you or someone else has taken more medicine than was prescribed.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearly the time for the next dose, then take the next dose and skip the missed one. Never take a double dose to compensate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What lifestyle changes should be observed while taking Gloristat 20mg Tab?
A: This medicine is part of the comprehensive program to lower cholesterol levels. Hence, avoid foods with high-fat content and exercise on a regular basis for maximum benefits.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking the medicine?
A: You can consume the medicine at a fixed time to make it a habit. Relate your medicine with any of your daily activities such as brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. A daily reminder or setting an alarm can also help you to take your medicine. A pillbox can also be used to remember to take your medicine; it will have the days of the week and the medicine to take written on it.
Q: How much time will the medicine take to work?
A: Results can be seen in two to four weeks after taking the medicine; the time can vary among individuals. Your doctor can adjust your dose in follow up visits to reach the desired cholesterol levels.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:31 AM (IST)
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