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Storvas 20mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

By RANBAXY LABORATORIES (SUN PHARMA)
15 Tablet(s) in Strip

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Atorvastatin(20.0 Mg)
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Therapeutic classification
HYPOLIPIDEMIC DRUGS

Medical Description

Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S belongs to a group of lipid-lowering medications, known as statins or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors(enzyme involved in regulating cholesterol level in your body).
    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
uses

Uses of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

Used to help lower your cholesterol level, triglyceride levels (such as fat in the blood) and prevent any heart problems like heart attack.
contraindications

Contraindications of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

  • If you have any allergic reaction to this medicine
  • If you have or ever had any liver disease, any abnormality in liver function test
  • If you are being treated with medicines for hepatitis C like glecaprevir/pibrentasvir
sideEffects

Side effects of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Body pain (joint, back, throat, muscle)
  • Swelling of nasal passages and bleeding from nose
  • Abnormal liver function test and increased creatinin level
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
A:
Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S should not be used in pregnancy, as this is lipid-lowering medicine which can harm the fetus. If you are a woman of childbearing age, you should discuss with your physician about the importance of birth control methods and potential hazards to the unborn baby. If you think you are pregnant or might become pregnant, discontinue the treatment and seek for safer alternative.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
A:
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as no information is available on the use of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S during breastfeeding. Your doctor will tell you the safety of this medicine after assessing the benefits over risks. Do not take this medicine unless it's considered essential by your physician.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S?
A:
No information is available on the ability to drive or use machines, however, if you observe or experience any side effect, it is advised not to drive or use machines. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S?
A:
No information is available on interactions of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S when taken with alcohol. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information. If you have any liver disease or history of liver disease, you should inform this to your doctor before taking this medicine, as this may increase the chance of liver damage with alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver or kidney disease
  • You experienced any muscle problems after taking other lipid-lowering medicine
  • You are taking medicine for bacterial infection like fusidic acid, as this may cause serious muscle injury
  • You have respiratory failure
  • You are addicted to alcohol
  • You have any thyroid problems
  • You have inability to digest lactose (lactose intolerance)
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

How Does It Work?

Cholesterol is made by an enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S inhibits this enzyme thus lowering bad cholesterol levels (LDL levels), triglyceride levels and also other lipids or fats in t...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

  • Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S should be taken orally with water and with food as per the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
  • Try to take the dose at same time every day.
interactions

Interactions of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS like ritonavir
  • Medicines used to treat hepatitis C like telaprevir
  • Antibiotics or any antifungal medicines like erythromycin, ketoconazole
  • Medicines used to treat high blood pressure or any heart problems like amlodipine, digoxin
  • Blood thinners like warfarin
  • Medicines used for fits like stiripentol
  • Antacids like cimetidine and magnesium
  • Other medicines used to lower cholesterol like ezetimibe
  • Medicine used to treat pain like phenazone
  • Any medicines taken without prescription

Interactions with food items

Intake of grapefruit juice should be limited in quantity, as grapefruit may alter the effect of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

  • Does not require any special storage conditions
  • Keep away from children
  • Check expiry date before starting the treatment
dosage

Dosage of Storvas 20mg Tab 15`S

Overdose

If you think you have taken too much dose of the medicine than prescribed, inform your doctor immediately or reach to the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed or have forgotten to take a single dose of the medicine, take it as soon as you remember. But if its time for your next dose, skip the forgotten dose and continue with a regular dos...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Does this medicine cause diabetes?

A: If you experienced increase in blood sugar level, inform your doctor. Slight increase in sugar level can occur after taking this medicine. Regularly check your blood levels if you are on this treatment.

Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking my medicine?

A: Try to take your medicine at the same time every day. Try connecting your medicine with something you do every day, such as brushing your teeth at night or having your dinner. This may help you remember to take it. Keep a daily calendar or set an alarm clock to go at the time you need to take your medicine.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:19 PM (IST)
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