FAQs ABOUT ALFASTAT 5 TABLET
What are the uses of ALFASTAT 5 TABLET?
ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET can also prevent the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina or related health problems.
Can the use of ALFASTAT 5 TABLET cause diabetes?
Yes. ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET medicine if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension. Your doctor will closely monitor your blood sugar levels while undergoing therapy with ALFASTAT 5 TABLET to avoid any unwanted side effects.
What is the best time to take ALFASTAT 5 TABLET?
Take ALFASTAT 5 TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will decide the best time for you to take ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET?
The most common side effects of taking ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET?
ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET make me feel more tired?
Yes. The use of ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET?
ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET. Before taking ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET?
While taking ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of ALFASTAT 5 TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of ALFASTAT 5 TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one at regular times. Do not take a double dose of ALFASTAT 5 TABLET to compensate the missed dose, as it could lead to toxicity.
Can I stop taking ALFASTAT 5 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 5 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 5 TABLET if I am diabetic?
ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET if you are diabetic, obese or have hypertension
Does ALFASTAT 5 TABLET cause muscle pain?
ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET. Also, talk to your doctor before taking ALFASTAT 5 TABLET if you already have weak muscles or have a family history of any muscle disorders.
What is ALFASTAT 5 TABLET and what does it do?
ALFASTAT 5 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 5 TABLET to treat high cholesterol?
You should take ALFASTAT 5 TABLET as long as your doctor advises you to stop. Because ALFASTAT 5 TABLET will only help you in managing your cholesterol levels and cannot completely cure them. If you stop using ALFASTAT 5 TABLET, your cholesterol levels may raise once again.
Can ALFASTAT 5 TABLET be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?
ALFASTAT 5 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.