Arvast 5mg Tablet 10'S

High Cholesterol Rx required
10 Tablet(s) in a Strip By Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
M.R.P.: Rs.72.00
TOTAL AMOUNT Rs.72.00
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What is ARVAST 5MG?

  • ARVAST 5MG contains Rosuvastatin which belongs to a group of medicines called statins
Therapeutic Uses
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What ARVAST 5MG is used for?

  • ARVAST 5MG is used to correct the levels of fatty substances in the blood called lipids, the most common of which is cholesterol

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Talk to your doctor before taking ARVAST 5MG, if you:

  • have ever had an allergic reaction to ARVAST 5MG or to any of its ingredients
  • have problems with your kidneys or liver or thyroid gland
  • have had repeated or unexplained muscle aches or pains, a personal or family history of muscle problems, or a previous history of muscle problems when taking other cholesterol-lowering medicines
  • regularly drink large amounts of alcohol
  • have severe respiratory failure
  • Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant or are breast feeding before taking this medicine
  • ARVAST 5MG should not be given to children younger than 6 years
  • ARVAST 5MG will not affect your ability to drive or use machines

Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • ciclosporin (used for example, after organ transplants)
  • warfarin or clopidogrel (or any other drug used for thinning the blood)
  • fibrates (such as gemfibrozil, fenofibrate) or any other medicine used to lower cholesterol (such as ezetimibe)
  • indigestion remedies (used to neutralize acid in your stomach)
  • erythromycin (an antibiotic)
  • fusidic acid
  • an oral contraceptive (the pill)
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • anti-viral medications such as ritonavir with lopinavir and/or atazanavir or simeprevir (used to treat infections, including HIV or hepatitis C infection
  • oral fusidic acid to treat a bacterial infection you will need to temporarily stop using this medicine. Taking ARVAST 5MG with fusidic acid may rarely lead to muscle weakness, tenderness or pain (rhabdomyolysis)
  • Always take this medicine as your doctor has told you
  • Your treatment with ARVAST 5MG must start with the 5mg or the 10mg dose, even if you have taken a higher dose of a different statin before

The choice of your start dose will depend upon

  • Your cholesterol levels
  • The level of risk you have of experiencing a heart attack or stroke
  • Whether you have a factor that may make you more sensitive to possible side effects
  • Swallow each tablet whole with a drink of water

Your doctor may decide to give you the lowest dose (5 mg) if you

  • are over 70 years of age
  • have moderate kidney problems
  • are at risk of muscle aches and pains (myopathy)

If you are taking ARVAST 5MG to reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke or related health problems

  • The recommended dose is 20 mg daily
  • However, your doctor may decide to use a lower dose if you have any of the factors mentioned above

Regular cholesterol checks

  • It is important to go back to your doctor for regular cholesterol checks, to make sure your cholesterol has reached and is staying at the correct level
  • Your doctor may decide to increase your dose so that you are taking the amount of ARVAST 5MG that is right for you

If you take more ARVAST 5MG

  • Contact your doctor or nearest hospital for advice

If you forget to take ARVAST 5MG

  • Don’t worry, just take your next scheduled dose at the correct time
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking ARVAST 5MG

  • Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking ARVAST 5MG
  • Your cholesterol levels might increase again if you stop taking ARVAST 5MG
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

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  • headache, stomach pain, constipation, feeling sick, muscle pain, feeling weak, dizziness
  • diabetes
  • difficulty in breathing, with or without swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat
  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat, which may cause difficulty in swallowing
  • severe itching of the skin (with raised lumps)
  • have any unusual aches or pains in your muscles
  • rash, itching or other skin reactions
  • an increase in the amount of protein in the urine
  • severe allergic reaction – signs include swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat, difficulty in swallowing and breathing, a severe itching of the skin (with raised lumps)
  • muscle damage in adults
  • a severe stomach pain (inflamed pancreas)
  • increase in liver enzymes in the blood
  • bleeding or bruising more easily than normal due to low level of blood platelets
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • hepatitis (an inflamed liver)
  • traces of blood in your urine
  • damage to the nerves of your legs and arms (such as numbness)
  • joint pain
  • memory loss
  • breast enlargement in men (gynaecomastia)
Additional Information
Storage

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  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
  • Keep the bottle tightly closed to protect from moisture
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date

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