FAQs ABOUT ALFASTAT 20 TABLET
What are the uses of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET?
ALFASTAT 20 TABLET is a lipid lowering medicine. It is used to control elevated blood cholesterol levels in both adults and in children (aged 6 years or above). By reducing blood cholesterol levels, ALFASTAT 20 TABLET can also prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina or related health problems.
Can the use of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET cause diabetes?
Yes. ALFASTAT 20 TABLET may increase blood sugar levels in some patients. This is most predominantly seen in patients who already have diabetes along with obesity and/or hypertension. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET medicine if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels while undergoing therapy with ALFASTAT 20 TABLET to avoid any unwanted side effects.
What is the best time to take ALFASTAT 20 TABLET?
Take ALFASTAT 20 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take ALFASTAT 20 TABLET after evaluating your age, body weight and severity of the disease condition. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It can be taken with or without food.
What are the side effects of taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET are muscle pain, stomach pain, nausea, dizziness and headache. Contact your doctor if any of side effect worsens. Also, inform your doctor if you experience severe unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness along with fever after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol along with ALFASTAT 20 TABLET?
ALFASTAT 20 TABLET should be used with caution in patients who consume large amounts of alcohol. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medicine to achieve maximum benefits.
Can the use of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET make me feel more tired?
Yes. The use of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET can make you feel more tired, because it acts by reducing the supply of energy to the muscles present in your body. However, you may also feel tired due to other reasons such as severe liver damage. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness with muscle pain.
Who should not take ALFASTAT 20 TABLET?
ALFASTAT 20 TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver problems or kidney problems. It is also not suitable for use in patients having muscle problems. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult your doctor before taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET. Before taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET inform your doctor if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or any family history of muscle disorders. Do not take this medicine if you are undergoing therapy with antibiotics such as fusidic acid.
What are the dietary restrictions that I need to follow while taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET?
While taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET, follow a low-cholesterol diet as instructed by your doctor and avoid excessive alcohol intake. Avoid eating oil rich or deep-fried foods. Limit your sugar intake by avoid eating biscuits, cakes, soft drinks, or pastries. Stick to a simple nutritious diet.
What should I do if I forget to take a dose of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of ALFASTAT 20 TABLET to compensate the missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Can I stop taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET once my blood cholesterol level is controlled?
Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it could once again increase your blood cholesterol levels. ALFASTAT 20 TABLET can only control your blood cholesterol levels and cannot cure them completely, therefore, it is important to take this medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
Can I take ALFASTAT 20 TABLET if I am diabetic?
ALFASTAT 20 TABLET may increase blood sugar levels in some patients. This is most predominantly seen in patients who already have diabetes along with obesity and/or hypertension. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension
Does ALFASTAT 20 TABLET cause muscle pain?
ALFASTAT 20 TABLET may cause a rare but serious side effect of unexplained muscle pain or weakness called rhabdomyolysis. Consult your doctor if you experience any signs of muscle problems after taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET. Also, talk to your doctor before taking ALFASTAT 20 TABLET if you already have weak muscles or have a family history of any muscle disorders.
What is ALFASTAT 20 TABLET and what does it do?
ALFASTAT 20 TABLET is a lipid lowering medicine used to control elevated blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It contains a medicine called rosuvastatin which effectively controls elevated blood cholesterol levels by blocking the action of an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which is involved in cholesterol production.
How long should I take ALFASTAT 20 TABLET to treat high cholesterol?
You should take ALFASTAT 20 TABLET as long as your doctor advises you to stop. Because ALFASTAT 20 TABLET will only help you in managing your cholesterol levels and cannot completely cure them. If you stop using ALFASTAT 20 TABLET, your cholesterol levels may raise once again.
Can ALFASTAT 20 TABLET be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?
ALFASTAT 20 TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it. Women of childbearing age must use a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with this medicine. However, if you accidentally become pregnant while taking this medicine, stop taking it and consult your doctor immediately.