ROSUVAS D 5mg Tablet 15's


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Drug Information

What is Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination used for?

Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination is used for the reduction of high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack due to dyslipidaemia.

Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination work?

In Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination, Rosuvastatin belongs to the class of drugs called statins. This drug acts by blocking the action of HMG-CoA reductase enzyme, which results in inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver. Thus, it helps in lowering the blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Vitamin D3 belongs to the class of drugs called fat-soluble vitamins. This drug acts by converting itself into an active form. It also acts by competitively inhibiting the action of certain enzymes in the intestine and increases the level of vitamin D.

How to take Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?

Drugs that interact with Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Amlodipine
  • Aspirin
  • Calcitriol
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Cisplatin
  • Gemfibrozil
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Lovastatin
  • Warfarin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination:

  • Body pains
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Abdominal pain

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Severe muscle weakness
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Difficulty in swallowing

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?

  • Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination or similar drugs.
  • Avoid Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop taking this medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to take Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver and kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?
  2. Yes, lipid profile and blood electrolyte levels must be regularly monitored while taking Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination.

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?
  4. No, do not alter the dose of Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination, unless recommended by the doctor.

  5. How long can I take Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?
  6. The duration of treatment with Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination depends upon the medical condition, response to the treatment and other medications. Please consult your doctor for further information.

  7. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination?
  8. Yes, it is advised to consume low-fat diet while on Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination.

  9. Is it safe to use Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination in diabetic patients?
  10. No, Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination increases the blood sugar levels. Therefore, it is unsafe to take Rosuvastatin + Vitamin D3 combination in diabetic patients. Please consult your doctor for further information.

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