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Gloristat 20mg Tablet
Gloristat 20mg Tablet

Gloristat 20mg Tablet

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Rosuvastatin(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

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.
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Uses of Gloristat 20mg Tab

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Heart diseases
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglyceride levels

Contraindications of Gloristat 20mg Tab

  • Liver diseases
  • Kidney diseases
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Abnormal liver tests
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cyclosporine
  • 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.

Breast Feeding

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:31 AM (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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