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Glyvas 5mg Tablet
Glyvas 5mg Tablet

Glyvas 5mg Tablet

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Rosuvastatin(5.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Hypolipidemic Drugs

Medical Description

Glyvas 5mg Tab is a hypolipidemic medicine that belongs to the statin group, which is used for regulating high levels of cholesterol. The generic name of this medicine is rosuvastatin.

Uses of Glyvas 5mg Tab

This medicine is used in the management and regulation of elevated levels of cholesterol, lipid fats and triglycerides. Also, it is used as precautionary medicine to decrease the risk of getting a stroke due to blockage of blood vessels.
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Contraindications of Glyvas 5mg Tab

  • Allergic reaction to this medicine or other statin medicines
  • On the prescription of fusidic acid
  • Liver/kidney diseases
  • Abnormality in liver tests
  • Alcohol addiction

Side effects of Glyvas 5mg Tab

  • The usual side effects caused by Glyvas 5mg Tab are nausea, headache, constipation, abdominal pain, dizziness and heartburn
  • Some adverse effects of this medicine can be myopathy (symptoms are lethargy, muscle ache and fever), jaundice and elevated liver enzymes along with rhabdomyolysis (abnormal muscle breakdown)

Precautions and Warnings of Glyvas 5mg Tab


Can I take Glyvas 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine is not deemed safe for pregnant women and is not advised for prescription during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Glyvas 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The breastfeeding mother is advised to take up either the medication or to feed the infant but not both as the medicine passes into the milk and can result in adverse effects.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
The medicine is not known to affect one's driving abilities.


Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Intake of alcohol must be regulated as advised by the doctor since coupling liquor along with this medicine can seriously damage the liver.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You feel confusion and memory loss after its administration
  • You are diagnosed by liver or kidney related ailments
  • You consume liquor daily
  • You are on the prescription of fusidic acid and have taken it within the past seven days

Mode of Action of Glyvas 5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The composition of Glyvas 5mg Tab works by inhibiting the reduction of HMG-CoA reductase (enzyme) into mevalonic acid, whose side product is low-density lipoprotein. This action leads to a decrease in the amount of cholesterol in the body.
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Directions for Use of Glyvas 5mg Tab

The medicine is suggested to be taken in the exact amount as prescribed by the doctor. There is no compulsion of having a meal before or after taking the medicine.

Interactions of Glyvas 5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • HIV medications are known to increase the concentration of statins in the body, further resulting in more severe side effects
  • Takin this medicine with other hypolipidemics can result in a condition called myopathy, where the muscle fibres break down and stop functioning properly
  • A minimum separation of two hours is advised to be maintained between an antacid and this medicine to avoid side effects

Interactions with food items

Doctors advise to limit the consumption of grapefruit juice as it can result in increasing side effects. A diet of low fat would serve extra benefits along with this medicine.

Other general Interactions

Patients with a history of myopathy or any other muscular complications and liver/kidney disorders are advised to consult a doctor before taking up this medicine as the medicine can result in side effects which affect the muscles and fibres.
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Storage and disposal of Glyvas 5mg Tab

The medicine is supposed to be strictly stored at room temperature in the absence of any source of direct sunlight, moisture and heat. It should be properly disposed via the advice of pharmacist after the expiry date.
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Dosage of Glyvas 5mg Tab


An overdose on Glyvas 5mg Tab or any other statin medicine must be reported to the doctor at the earliest. The side effects are not life-threatening but must be attended upon to prevent any severe complications. Individuals usually suffer from muscular breakdown due to an overdose or increased side effect.
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Missed a Dose

A missed dosage needs to be made up at the earliest, but not if it can result in a double dose or overdose with the next scheduled dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is this medicine an addictive prescription?

A: There are no reported cases which suggest that this medicine has caused addiction in an individual.

Q: How long does this medicine take before it starts showing progress?

A: This medicine generally starts showing progress in under a month based on the individual's condition.

Q: Can the medicine be coupled with supplements and other forms of medication?

A: There are no known side effects in taking any form of supplements along with this medicine. Individuals are advised to get the medications and other prescriptions checked by a doctor to ensure that they do not have any interactions or possible side effects.

Q: What happens if one quits taking this medicine without consulting a doctor?

A: Quitting this medicine all of a sudden and without the advice of a doctor can result in the cholesterol levels rising up again, and in worst cases, it can lead to a stroke.

Q: What are the effects of taking this medicine along with contraceptive medicine?

A: This medicine does not affect the working of a contraceptive medicines, but it can increase the side effect caused by them. Hence, you must discuss taking contraceptive medicine along with this medicine with the doctor.

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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:25 AM (IST)
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