Rosuvas 20mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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The composition of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S contains rosuvastatin as its active ingredient, which is a hypolipidaemic. It belongs to the statin family of medicines, which is used to decrease bad cholesterol, also known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the body.
Uses of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S is used in patients with high cholesterol levels, heart disease and high blood pressure. It is known to prevent stroke and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Contraindications of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
- Any liver or kidney problems
- Abnormal liver tests
- Allergy to rosuvastatin
- Addiction to alcohol
Side effects of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
- Rhabdomyolysis symptoms such as severe muscle pain, soreness and fever
- Myopathy symptoms such as muscle ache, lethargy and fever
- Blood in the urine along with muscle pain
- Jaundice and elevated liver enzymes
- Dark-coloured urine
- Muscle pain
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
Can I take his medicine during pregnancy?
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you are planning a pregnancy. Taking rosuvastatin during pregnancy can be harmful to the foetus. Women of child-bearing age should use effective contraceptives while taking this medicine.
Can I take Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S while breastfeeding?
Small amount of this medicine passes into breast milk. Limited data is available on safety about rosuvastatin during breast feeding. It is unsafe to consume this medicine if you are planning to breast feed the baby. Please consult your physician.
Can I drive if I have consumed Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S?
This medicine does not affect your ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S?
Alcohol intake should be reduced while on this medicine as it can lead to liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Fusidic acid and rosuvastatin should not be taken together
- Kidney problems
- Muscle aches or pains or family history of muscle problems
- Muscular problems during treatment with other cholesterol-lowering medicines
- Regular consumption of a large amount of alcohol
Mode of Action of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
How Does It Work?
Cholesterol is created by enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. Rosuvastatin inhibits this enzyme, thus lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. It increases the good cholesterol also known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.
Directions for Use of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
Take Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S in the dosage and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interactions of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Increased risk of myopathy, when used with other lipid-lowering agents
- Cyclosporin, warfarin, oral contraceptive pills, itraconazole, ketoconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin and HIV protease inhibitors have important interactions reducing the levels of statinsread less
- Antacids like aluminium hydroxide
- Fusidic acid or within 7 days of stopping Fusidic acid
Interactions with food items
Limit intake of grapefruit juice to very small quantities
Storage and disposal of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
- Store Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S at room temperature, 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C)
- Do not keep medicine that is out of date or that you no longer need
- Keep this medicine out of the reach of children
Dosage of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S
Although no particular effects of overdose of Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S are known, the usual side effects of rosuvastatin may be seen in case of an overdose. You must contact the doctor immediately in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
Take it as soon as you remember, if you miss a dose of this medicine. But do not take 2 doses of rosuvastatin within 12 hours of each other.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How soon will this medicine start to work?
A: You may see the lowering of LDL cholesterol in 2 to 4 weeks after starting this medicine. Results may vary between individuals. On follow-up visits, your doctor may choose to adjust your dosage to help you reach your cholesterol goal.
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?
A: Every day, try to take the medicine at the same time. Try connecting medicine with a daily activity such as brushing your teeth. Set an alarm clock at the time you need to take your medicine. You can also use a pill box with the days of week on it.
Q: What is high-cholesterol?
A: There is a waxy substance called cholesterol found in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is a bad cholesterol. It gets built up in the wall of your blood vessels and slows or obstructs the blood flow to your heart, brain and other organs. Good cholesterol (HDL) prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessel.
Q: Can I stop taking statins?
A: These medicines are very effective in preventing heart diseases like heart attacks and strokes. It can be dangerous to stop taking statin suddenly. Please consult your doctor if you've been taking statin and would like to stop.
Q: Can I take Rosuvas 20mg Tab 10'S with aspirin?
A: There is no interaction found between aspirin and rosuvastatin. Please consult your healthcare provider to confirm.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:07 PM (IST)
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