Rosuvas 40mg Tablet
By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
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Rosuvas 40mg Tab belongs to the group of medicines known as statins, which are prescribed for controlling high cholesterol levels. The generic name of Rosuvas 40mg Tab is rosuvastatin.
Uses of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
- Prevention of stroke in heart patients
- Control of high cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia)
- Treatment of hyperlipidaemia (a condition where blood has an excess of lipid or bad fat) and hypertriglyceridemia (a condition in which the blood flow has an excess of triglycerides, which is a type of fat)read less
Contraindications of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
- Individuals who are allergic to this medicine or its constituents
- People who have had medications containing fusidic acid for any bacterial infections are advised to not take up this medicine for at least a week to avoid muscle breakdown
- Chronic alcoholics
- Breastfeeding women
Side effects of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
- The common side effects of Rosuvas 40mg Tab are nausea, heart burn, constipation, diarrhoea and muscular pain
- Serious side effects of Rosuvas 40mg Tab include myopathy (indications of which are muscle fever and lethargy), jaundice and abnormal muscle breakdown
Precautions and Warnings of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
Can I take Rosuvas 40mg Tab during pregnancy?
No, the medicine is not considered safe for pregnant women or women who are planning to conceive. If you are planning to conceive during its medication, kindly use contraceptives.
Can I take Rosuvas 40mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine passes via breast milk to the infant and is deemed unsafe for the infant. The mother is advised to take up either the medication or to breastfeed the infant but not both. Doctor's consultation is necessary for the same.
Can I drive if I have consumed Rosuvas 40mg Tab?
No complications are presently known for this medicine that can affect the driving abilities of a person.
Can I consume alcohol with Rosuvas 40mg Tab?
Rosuvastatin when coupled with a large intake of alcohol can result in liver damage. It is advised to limit the consumption of alcohol as per the advise of the doctor.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
An individual is advised to discuss if there has been a family history of muscular breakdown with the doctor . Alcoholics who cannot control their intake of liquor are advised not to take up statin medication as it can result in liver damage or failure.
Mode of Action of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
How Does It Work?
This medicine works on an enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase, which is responsible for the synthesis of cholesterol. The medicine inhibits HMG-CoA reductase and, hence, lowers the production of bad cholesterol or low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and helps in increasing the good cholesterol or the high-density lipoproteins (HDL).
Directions for Use of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
The tablet should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) as a whole at the dose prescribed by the doctor. No alterations or sudden stopping of Rosuvas 40mg Tab dosage should be done without consultation.
Interactions of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Coupling this medicine along with other lipids-lowering medicines can result in a condition of myopathy, which is when the muscle fibres do not function properly. Taking this medicine with any ongoing HIV medications or any other medicines used for treating infections can result in the increased concentration of statins, often resulting in the side effects being more prominent. It is important to monitor the lipid levels closely when rosuvastatin is used with other cholesterol-lowering medicines. This medicine should not be combined with fusidic acid (their combination can lead to rhabdomyolysis); if you are on the prescription of fusidic acid, inform your doctor about the same. Do not consume this medicine within two hours after taking any antacids.
Interactions with food items
It is advised to limit the consumption of grapefruit juice to the minimum as it can result in an interaction with this medicine and can lead to side effects.
Other general Interactions
Those suffering from severe liver or kidneys' ailments are not recommended to take up a statin prescription and should discuss their conditions with the doctor to find a better cure and adjusted dosage.
Storage and disposal of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
The medicine is to be kept in the packaging it comes in and stored at room temperatures, away from direct heat, moisture and children. It should not be used after the expiry date and should be properly disposed of via disposal methods approved by a pharmacist.
Dosage of Rosuvas 40mg Tab
No particular side effects of this medicine are known. However, overdose of Rosuvas 40mg Tab usually lead to muscular pain and cramps, severe stomach pain and skin and eyes start to turn yellow. If the user experience any of the symptoms, report to the doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
A missed dose must be made up soon as soon as possible but should not result in a double dose. There should be a 12-hour separation between the two doses.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does a prescription of statins last?
A: The prescription for a cholesterol-controlling medicines such as rosuvastatin last for a lifetime. The effects are visible as long as the medication is taken in prescribed amount and time.
Q: What is the onset time for rosuvastatin?
A: It takes around a week for this medicine to start showing its effects and a month or so to get a complete control on the cholesterol levels if the medication and other instructions are being followed.
Q: Does a lifelong prescription of rosuvastatin translate to quitting alcohol?
A: Consumption of alcohol in excess can result in liver damage during the prescription of this medicine. It is advised to consult with a doctor about alcohol's consumption (should be minimised) during its medication.
Q: What are the precautions required to take for a diabetic patient?
A: People suffering from diabetes are advised to monitor their blood sugar levels closely when they are on the prescription of this medicine as it increases the sugar levels.
Q: What are the lifestyle changes necessary for a better result out of the medication?
A: Individuals looking to maximise their results are advised to eat healthy with very low trans fat content, regular exercise and cutting down alcohol intake or smoking.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:15 PM (IST)
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