Rozucor 10mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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The medicine is a hypolipidemic medicine, classified under a group of medicines called statin group. It is mainly used to decrease the levels of bad cholesterol levels, also known as low density lipoproteins, in the body. The generic name of the medicine is rosuvastatin.
Uses of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
The uses of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S are in the treatment/control of hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), hyperlipidaemia (an increase of lipid fats in the body) and hypertriglyceridemia (a condition of having excess triglycerides in the body) along with the prevention and decrease of the chances of getting a stroke due to blockage.
Contraindications of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
- Abnormal liver tests
- Liver or kidney diseases
- Alcohol addiction
- Breastfeeding or pregnant women
- Allergic to rosuvastatin or medicines of statin group
- On the prescription of cyclosporine
Side effects of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
- Some common side effects of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S can be constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, headache, dizziness and heartburn
- Serious side effects of this medicine can be myopathy (characterised by muscle ache, lethargy and fever), jaundice and elevated liver enzymes
- A rare condition called rhabdomyolysis (abnormal muscle breakdown) is also observed in some cases
Precautions and Warnings of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
Can I take Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S during pregnancy?
It is not recommended to take the medicine during pregnancy as it can prove harmful to foetus. Also, the women of child-bearing age during its prescription should use an effective contraception.
Can I take Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S while breastfeeding?
Although there is inadequate information regarding its safety during breastfeeding but it is advised to avoid its use during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S?
The medicine does not affect your driving ability, so it can be taken before driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S?
Intake of alcohol during its prescribed duration can lead to severe liver damage.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
If you have kidney or liver problems, muscle problems, if you drink alcohol regularly or if you have taken a medicine called fusidic acid in the last seven days.
Mode of Action of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
An enzyme known as HMG-CoA reductase is responsible for the formation of cholesterol in the body. The composition of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S inhibits this enzyme, thereby lowering the levels of cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL levels) in the blood. It also enhances the good cholesterol (HDL levels).
Directions for Use of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
Always take the dosage of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S as per the prescription of your physician. Do not alter or stop the dose by yourself. Continue the medicine till your prescribed duration. Follow-up visits would be beneficial to assess your condition after the prescribed duration.
Interactions of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
It can react with lipid-lowering agents and can increase the risk of myopathy. Few other medicines such as diltiazem, warfarin, cyclosporine, verapamil, amiodarone, oral contraceptive pills, erythromycin, clarithromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, ritonavir, HIV protease inhibitors, antacid like aluminium hydroxide and fusidic acid should be avoided during the administration of this medicine.
Interactions with food items
The intake of grapefruit juice should be done in very small quantities during its prescription. Also, avoid food with high-fat content.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with a history of muscular breakdown are advised to consult a doctor before taking up the prescription as the medicine is known to cause muscle-related side effects, which can further degrade the condition. Also, individuals with liver and kidneys' disorders should also inform the doctor prior to the treatment and discuss an alternative medicine for their respective conditions.
Storage and disposal of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
Store the medicine at the room temperature far from the direct contact with sunlight, heat, moisture and the reach of children. Discard the medicine (via standard methods) as soon as it gets expired.
Dosage of Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S
There is no specific side effects observed with the overdose of the medicine but contact your healthcare provider immediately if case of an overdose. An overdose can cause severe muscle breakdown.
Missed a Dose
If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you recall it. If it is nearly the time for the impending dose, then continue with the regular schedule, while skipping the missed dose. Never take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking medicine?
A: You can decide/choose a particular time to take your medicine. Connecting the administration of your medicine with any of your daily activity such as having breakfast or brushing your teeth will help you to take your medicine regularly. Keeping a daily reminder on the calendar or setting an alarm would be extremely helpful for the same.
Q: What precautions should be taken while taking Rozucor 10mg Tab 15'S?
A: Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have any liver or kidney disorders. Do not consume food with high-fat content and exercise on a regular basis for achieving maximum benefits from this medicine.
Q: How soon will the medicine work?
A: Results may vary in different individuals as per their respective conditions but, normally, it can be observed in two to four weeks after taking the medicine. Your doctor can adjust your dose in follow-up visits to achieve the desired cholesterol levels.
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- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Rosuvastatin.
- DailyMed. Label: Rosuvastatin – rosuvastatin calcium tablet, film coated.
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