Rosuvas 5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S contains rosuvastatin, which belongs to the statin group of medicines. The medicine helps reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) in the body.
Uses of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Heart diseases
- Risk of stroke
- Risk of heart attack
Contraindications of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
- Liver or kidney disease
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Alcohol addiction
- Allergy to rosuvastatin
Side effects of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
- Common side effects of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S include headache, stomach pain, dizziness, heartburn, nausea and constipation
- Serious side effects can lead to myopathy, which manifests as lethargy, muscle aches and fever; blood in the urine; jaundice and elevated liver enzymes; and rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown)
Precautions and Warnings of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
Can I take Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
This medicine can harm the foetus; do not take medicine if you are pregnant or trying to conceive.
Can I take Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
Avoid taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Rosuvastatin is known to pass into breast milk in small amounts and can be harmful to the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S?
One's driving ability is not affected by the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S?
Alcohol consumption can lead to liver damage, and if the liver is not functioning well, this medicine is contraindicated. So, one should restrict the use of alcohol when on this medication.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Are taking or have taken in the last 7 days, an antibiotic called fusidic acid; have kidney or liver problems; have muscle problems or a family history of them; have, in the past, developed muscle problems when taking cholesterol lowering medication; or consume excessive amounts of alcohol
Mode of Action of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
How Does It Work?
An enzyme named HMG Co-A reductase is used for making cholesterol in the body. The statin composition of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S inhibits the action of this enzyme and does not allow the cholesterol to be made. Thus, it lowers bad cholesterol and helps to increase good cholesterol. As a result, the risk of a stroke and heart attack is reduced.
Directions for Use of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
This medicine should be taken orally. Consume the tablet whole; do not crush. Take at the same time every day with or without food.
Interactions of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
Interactions with other medicines
Rosuvastatin interacts with fusidic acid (an antibiotic) in the body even after a week of stopping treatment; the interaction causes a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis. Many other medicines like cyclosporins, oral contraceptive pills, itraconazole, ketoconazole, clarithromycin, telithromycin, HIV protease inhibitors reduce the activity of the statins. Antacids, amiodarone, diltiazem and verapamil also interact with the medicine.
Interactions with food items
Interactions with grapefruit have been observed. Avoid grapefruit both in solid and juice form while on this medicine.
Other general Interactions
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or if you are trying to conceive, as it is harmful to the foetus The medicine may affect your blood sugar levels; if you are diabetic, ensure that you monitor your sugar levels while on this medicine
Storage and disposal of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
Store the medicine at the room temperature and away from excess heat and light. Do not keep in areas where there is a lot of moisture (such as the bathroom).
Dosage of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S
No major symptoms of a rosuvastatin overdose have been noted. Still, one must be careful with the dosage of the medication, as it may lead to an increase in the medicine's side effects. Ensure that you follow the dosage of Rosuvas 5mg Tab 15`S as prescribed by your doctor.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but ensure an interval of 12 hours between doses. Do not overdose by taking the second dose immediately. Skip the missed dose if it is time to take the next dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long will the medicine take to work?
A: LDL will start lowering within 2 to 4 weeks of taking the medicine. The results may vary from individual to individual. On follow up visits, depending on the results, the doctor will adjust the dosage.
Q: What if I am not able to follow a daily schedule and miss taking my medicines?
A: It is necessary to maintain a routine, taking the medicine at the same time every day. Connect the medicine with something that you do every day at the same time, like brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. You can also set alarms and reminders to help you remember your dosage.
Q: Can the medicine be stopped after a few days of treatment?
A: The medicine works to lower bad cholesterol in the body. Stop taking the medicine only if the doctor asks you to stop or else it can cause harm.
Q: Can the medicine cause me to gain weight?
A: There is no specific study on the medicine and weight gain. However, maintaining a healthy weight can help improve the effects of the medicine.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:15 PM (IST)
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