Rosumac 5mg Tablet
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Rosumac 5mg Tab is made up of the medicine rosuvastatin. It belongs to the statin family of medicines. It is used to lower the level of bad cholesterol.
Uses of Rosumac 5mg Tab
- Bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein)
- Stroke risk
- Heart attack risk
Contraindications of Rosumac 5mg Tab
- Liver tests abnormalities
- Allergy to rosuvastatin
- Liver or kidney problems
- Transplant medicines
- Alcohol addiction
Side effects of Rosumac 5mg Tab
- The common side effects of Rosumac 5mg Tab include a headache, stomach ache, giddiness, chest burn, difficulty in passing stools and vomiting
- More severe side effects include muscle breakdown with symptoms like muscle pain
Precautions and Warnings of Rosumac 5mg Tab
Can I take Rosumac 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine can harm the foetus. Consult your doctor before taking any medicine that will have serious effects during pregnancy.
Can I take Rosumac 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This medicine can enter breast milk. Very little data is available to support the safety of this tablet during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Rosumac 5mg Tab?
One's driving ability is not impaired by this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Rosumac 5mg Tab?
The combination of alcohol and rosuvastatin can increase the risk of liver damage. It is better to stop taking alcohol while you are on this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are on an antibiotic that can increase muscle problems (especially fusidic acid)
- Have a history of muscle disorders in your family
- Struggle with chronic alcoholism
- Have, in the past, had muscle problems when taking medications that lower cholesterol
Mode of Action of Rosumac 5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The statin composition of Rosumac 5mg Tab interferes with the activity of the enzyme which is responsible for the production of bad cholesterol. As a result, the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood are reduced, while the levels of good cholesterol are increased.
Directions for Use of Rosumac 5mg Tab
Take this tablet as per your doctor's advice. Take it orally with water. Do not break the tablet or chew it.
Interactions of Rosumac 5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Do not combine with other cholesterol-lowering medications and other heart medicines.
Interactions with food items
This medicine interacts with grapefruit. Reduce your intake of grapefruit to minimize the interaction.
Storage and disposal of Rosumac 5mg Tab
Store this tablet in a moisture-free environment. Do not open the blister pack unless you want to consume the pill. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of the unused medicines.
Dosage of Rosumac 5mg Tab
Follow the dosage of Rosumac 5mg Tab as prescribed by your doctor. An increase in the number of side effects of the medicine can indicate an overdose.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose when you remember. Do not attempt to compensate for the missed dose by doubling your medicine intake.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Will this tablet increase the risk of diabetes?
A: This tablet tends to raise your blood sugar levels. Your doctor may advise you to check your blood sugar levels.
Q: How is this tablet different from other medicines of the same category?
A: This medicine is known to reduce the bad cholesterol to a greater extent than other medication of the same class. It has fewer side effects, and there are no food restrictions except alcohol.
Q: How should I manage side effects?
Q: If you feel weak, have simple meals and take this medicine after having food. If you experience a headache, drink more fluids and take ample rest. You may also receive pain killers prescribed by your doctor. You can treat constipation by increasing the intake of fibre containing foods.
Q: Can I give this tablet to my children?
Q: This tablet is not recommended for children and adolescents below the age of 18 years.
Q: What lifestyle changes can help alleviate my condition?
Q: This medicine works best if changes to your lifestyle are made. Eat healthily and manage your weight. Avoid smoking and stop alcohol intake. Regular exercise or walking can help burn excess fat in your body.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 10:41 AM (IST)
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