Novastat 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S belongs to the statin class of medicines, the uses of which include reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. It is a hypolipidemic medicine.
Uses of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Heart disease
- Reduce stroke and heart attack
Contraindications of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
- Allergic reaction to rosuvastatin
- Alcohol addiction
- Liver or kidney problems
- Abnormal liver tests
Side effects of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
- Common side effects of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S include headache, stomach pain, nausea, dizziness, constipation and heartburn
- Serious side effects include myopathy in which symptoms include fever, lethargy and muscle pain
- In the case of blood in the urine, the patient must report to the doctor immediately
- Jaundice and elevated liver enzymes. Tests to monitor liver functioning have to be taken periodically
- Rhabdomyolysis, a condition with severe muscle pain, fever and soreness. It leads to the breakdown of muscles and can be quite serious, leading to kidney failure. If you notice dark coloured urine, fever and muscle pain, you must contact your doctor immediatelyread less
Precautions and Warnings of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
Can I take Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S during pregnancy?
Kindly avoid using this medication during pregnancy as it is unsafe for the unborn baby. Women of childbearing age should use contraceptives while on this medicine.
Can I take Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S while breastfeeding?
Rosuvastatin is known to pass into the breastmilk and hence is unsafe to have during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have taken Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S?
Though this medicine does not inhibit your ability to drive, avoid driving or operating tools and machinery in case you experience any side effects.
Can I consume alcohol with Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S?
Alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage, hence it should be avoided while on this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have taken fusidic acid in the last 7 days or are currently on a medication of fusidic acid, have liver/kidney problems, drink alcohol regularly, suffer from muscle aches/pain or have a family history of muscle ailments, have experienced muscle problems before as a side effect of cholesterol-lowering medicine.read less
- Do not start, alter or stop this medicine on your own
Mode of Action of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S composition works by inhibiting HMG-CoA enzyme (which composes cholesterol), which lowers bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.
Directions for Use of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
- The dosage of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S is as prescribed by your doctor. This tablet should be
- swallowed whole with water and should not be chewed, crushed or broken.
Interactions of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
There is increased risk of myopathy when this medicine is used with other lipid-lowering medicines. Other medicines like cyclosporin, erythromycin, warfarin, oral contraceptive pills, itraconazole, clarithromycin, telithromycin and HIV protease inhibitors have important interactions reducing levels of statins. After taking this medicine, within two hours any antacids like aluminum hydroxide should not be taken.
Interactions with food items
This medicine interacts with grapefruit, its juices and extracts. Hence consumption of the same should be limited.
Other general Interactions
- Alcohol addiction
- Liver or kidney problems
- Abnormal liver tests
Storage and disposal of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
Store this medicine at room temperature between 68-77°F (20-25°C). Check the expiry date and don't store it beyond that. If you are not using it, dispose of the medicine. Consult your pharmacist for the correct method of disposal.
Dosage of Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S
The usual side effects are noticed in case of an overdose. In case of an overdose, consult your doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. In case it is time for the upcoming scheduled dose, kindly skip the missed dose and take the following dose. Do not take a double dose within 12 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before using Novastat 20mg Tab 15'S?
A: It is advisable to inform your doctor about your complete medical history along with the history of any liver or kidney disorders. Inform in case you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q: Are there any home remedies that can increase the effect of this medicine?
A: Appropriate diet along with regular exercise along with this medicine can speed up the process of recovery.
Q: What is the onset of the action of the medicine?
A: The onset of the action of this medicine is unknown due to the limited availability of resources. However, it generally takes about 2-4 weeks for the results of this medication to show up.
Q: Can I continue the next course with the existing prescription?
A: Do not continue the course without doctor's advice and a fresh prescription for the same.
Q: Can I recommend this medicine to people with a similar condition as mine?
A: This medicine should not be recommended to anyone, even if their symptoms are similar to yours. It should be used only if prescribed by the doctor.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?
A: Try taking the medicine at the same time every day, preferably connecting it with an already existing habit like brushing or eating breakfast. You can also use an alarm clock or a pill box with the days of the week on it for the same.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:28 AM (IST)
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