Arvast 5mg Tablet

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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Arvast 5mg Tablet

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₹6.61/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Arvast Tablet

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Uses of Arvast Tablet

Arvast 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels.
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Side effects of Arvast Tablet

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Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.

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How to use Arvast Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Arvast 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Arvast Tablet works

Arvast 5mg tablet is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

In Depth Information on Arvast Tablet

Expert advice for Arvast Tablet

  • Decreases bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and increases good cholesterol levels.
  • Helps prevent heart attack, stroke and death, especially if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or a history of smoking.
  • In general, Arvast is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas, heartburn or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food (preferably half an hour after dinner).
  • Inform your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, weakness, dark urine or yellow colour in your eyes or skin.
  • Your doctor may ask you to check your blood sugar before and after you start Arvast.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Arvast 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol with Rosuvastatin increases the chances of liver dysfunction.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Arvast 5mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Arvast 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Arvast 5mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Arvast 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Arvast 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Arvast 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
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Arvast 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Arvast 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Arvast 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Rosuvastatin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Arvast 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Rosuvastatin

Clinical studies have shown that Arvast is well tolerated in patients even after long-term use and is relatively safe. However, it has its own side effects and hence should only be used in the dose, and for the duration as advised by your doctor.
No, Arvast is not a blood thinner. It is a lipid-lowering medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
Q. Is Arvast better than atorvastatin?
In clinical studies, Arvast, when compared to an equal dose of atorvastatin, had a better lipid lowering effect. There was no significant difference in the safety profile of both the drugs.
Q. Is Arvast same as simvastatin?
Arvast and simvastatin are different drugs. However, they belong to the same group of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and both are used for lowering high lipid levels in the blood.
Q. Can I take Arvast with ibuprofen?
Arvast can be safely taken with ibuprofen. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Arvast with magnesium?
Magnesium taken as a health supplement is not known to have any interaction with Arvast. However, taking the drug with antacids containing magnesium hydroxide can decrease the amount of Arvast in the body by half and the effectiveness of Arvast may decrease. So, antacids should be taken at least two hours after taking Arvast.
Q. Can I take Arvast with ranitidine?
Arvast can be taken with ranitidine. There are no reported drug-drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Can you take Arvast with levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine is not known to have any interaction with Arvast. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as the high cholesterol could be due to hypothyroidism for which you are given levothyroxine. Arvast should be used with caution in patients having high cholesterol due to hypothyroidism especially if the underlying disease is not properly treated.
Arvast is not known to have any effect on weight. Weight loss with this drug has only been reported by some patient and is seen in some animal studies. But there are no human research studies to show weight loss with Arvast. However, if you notice any change in body weight during therapy, consult your doctor as it could be due to some underlying condition that needs attention.
Arvast use is seen to be associated with an increase in blood sugar levels in clinical studies. The increase is similar to as seen in a diabetic patient and you may need treatment for the same. Consult your doctor before taking Arvast if you are a diabetic.
Arvast use is not associated with erectile dysfunction. If you have this problem, this could be due to some other underlying condition and you may need to consult a doctor.
Yes, Arvast can lower triglyceride levels. It also lowers total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels and increase the HDL levels.
Arvast is not known to cause weight gain. However, if you notice any change in body weight during therapy, consult your doctor as there could be some other underlying condition that needs attention like fluid overload (water retention) in the body due to some heart, kidney or liver disease.
Arvast is not known to cause dry mouth. Common side effects seen with its use are musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, allergic reaction, headache, nausea, dyspepsia, nasopharyngitis, increased liver enzymes, increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, joint swelling and increased glucose level in blood
Arvast is not known to increase blood pressure. Common side effects seen with its use are musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, allergic reaction, headache, nausea, dyspepsia, nasopharyngitis, increased liver enzymes, increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, joint swelling and increased glucose level in blood.
Arvast use is not associated with hair loss. Common side effects seen with its use are muscle damage, musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, allergic reaction, headache, nausea, dyspepsia, nasopharyngitis, increased liver enzymes, increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, joint swelling and increased glucose level in blood.
Muscle pain is one of the common side effects associated with Arvast use. Be careful and look for any muscle symptoms like muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness or dark colored urine. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking Arvast and immediately inform your doctor. These symptoms could be due to muscle breakdown and release of muscle proteins into the blood stream (this condition is known as rhabdomyolysis) and this can lead to problems like kidney failure.
Yes, Arvast can be taken with grapefruit juice. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Arvast with clopidogrel?
Arvast can be taken along with clopidogrel. Arvast does not interfere with the antiplatelet action of clopidogrel.However, a high dose of clopidogrel can increase the Arvast blood concentration by 2-fold causing more chances of the side effects, so a dose adjustment for Arvast may be needed.
Q. Which is more beneficial in the management of cardiovascular diseases - Arvast or atorvastatin?
Both Arvast and Atorvastatin are seen to be equally safe and effective in lowering bad cholesterol, increasing good cholesterol and possibly reversing plaque formation when given in their maximum doses. However, Arvast is seen to decrease LDL cholesterol better than Atorvastatin in many studies but the difference was not significant in terms of slowing disease progression and improving clinical outcomes.
Yes, Arvast can be taken along with vitamin D. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can the use of Arvast increase vitamin D levels in your body?
Arvast has shown to increase vitamin D levels in many clinical research studies. In some studies, the rise has been up to three times the base level. However, the mechanism by which it increases the vitamin D levels is still not clear.
Arvast acts by blocking an enzyme which is important for cholesterol synthesis in our body. The activity of this enzyme is more at night time, so, it is advisable to take Arvast in the evening hours after a meal or just before going to bed to have maximum effect. However, Arvast being a longer acting statin can be taken at any time of day.
Q. Would a combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin be better than Arvast alone?
Ezetimibe and Simvastatin are used to treat high cholesterol and triglyceride levels along with a proper diet. Together they are useful in preventing conditions like heart attack and stroke by delaying the formation of plaques in the blood vessels. In one of the clinical studies, ezetimibe and simvastatin combination was found to be better than Arvast alone in decreasing the LDL-cholesterol, other non-HDL-cholesterol, and total cholesterol especially in high-risk patients (uncontrolled hyperlipidemia or obese patients).
Q. How is Arvast different from lovastatin?
Both Arvast and lovastatin belong to the same class of drugs and are used to manage high blood cholesterol levels. However, Arvast is more effective in lowering blood cholesterol and its action stays for a long time and it can be taken at any time of the day whereas lovastatin is to be taken only in the evening. The dose of lovastatin needs adjustment in patients with the moderate-to-severe renal disease while a dose of lovastatin needs adjustment only in severe renal disease.
Q. How is Arvast better than pravastatin?
Both Arvast and pravastatin belong to the same class of drugs and are used to manage high blood cholesterol levels. However, Arvast is more effective in lowering blood cholesterol and its action stays for a long time and it can be taken at any time of the day whereas pravastatin is to be taken only in the evening. Also, Arvast can be taken with or without food while food interferes with the absorption of pravastatin.
Q. Can I take Arvast with quetiapine?
Yes, Arvast can be used along with quetiapine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Arvast with coenzyme q10?
Arvast can be taken with coenzyme Q10. According to some clinical studies, coenzyme Q10 can help in decreasing the muscle damage caused by Arvast while some of the studies say that it has no role in preventing muscle damage. Also, Arvast has been thought to decrease the levels of coenzyme Q10. So, it is advised sometimes to use coenzyme Q10 along with Arvast to decrease its side effects.
Q. Can I take Arvast with diphenhydramine?
Yes, Arvast can be used along with diphenhydramine. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Arvast with pantoprazole?
Yes, Arvast can be used along with pantoprazole. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Arvast with gemfibrozil?
Concomitant use of Arvast with gemfibrozil should be avoided. Gemfibrozil can increase the blood levels of Arvast and damage your muscles. If you are taking both the drugs, be careful and look for any muscle symptoms. Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness or dark colored urine.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Arvast with ezetimibe?
Arvast, when used with ezetimibe, helps in a better decrease in LDLcholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to Arvast alone and without any increase in side effects. This combination is very beneficial in high-risk cardiovascular disease patients as its use can decrease the risk of atherosclerotic plaque rupture and heart attack. However, ezetimibe can increase the blood levels of Arvast, so a dose adjustment may be needed when they are used together.
Arvast is not approved for use in the treatment of cancer. Some research studies have shown that Arvast can stop the growth of cancer cells and when given after surgery, it can kill the remaining cancer cells if any and can help in preventing cancer from coming back. Clinical research studies are going on for its use in patients of colon cancer as it may prevent the formation of polyps and the recurrence of colon cancer but this use is still under research and not approved.
Arvast is not indicated for the treatment of weight loss (obesity). Weight loss with this drug has only been reported by some patient and is seen in some animal studies. But there are no human research studies to show weight loss with Arvast.
Yes, Arvast is very useful in the treatment of dyslipidemia, a lipid disorder with very high or very low lipid levels in the blood. Most common lipid disorder is hyperlipidemia in which the patient has high levels of bad lipids (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides, and low levels of good lipids (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL) in the blood. Arvast along with exercise and a low-fat diet decreases the LDL levels and increases the HDL levels and decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke on long-term use.
Arvast is seen to be useful in preventing new episodes of ischemic stroke in the brain. Ischemic stroke occurs when there is a blockage of the blood vessel of the brain decreasing blood flow to a particular area of the brain. This blockage occurs due to plaque formation (deposition in the arteries where cholesterol combines with fat, calcium, and fibrin). Arvast decreases the chances of plaque formation by lowering the cholesterol levels in the body and hence low-fat the risk of new episodes of stroke. It is not routinely prescribed for the prevention of hemorrhagic stroke.
Arvast is found to be useful in preventing new episodes of ischemic stroke in the brain. Ischemic stroke occurs when there is a blockage of the blood vessel of the brain decreasing blood flow to a particular area of the brain. This blockage occurs due to plaque formation (deposition in the arteries where cholesterol combines with fat, calcium, and fibrin). Arvast decreases the chances of plaque formation by lowering the cholesterol levels in the body and hence lowers the risk of new episodes of stroke. It is not routinely prescribed for the prevention of hemorrhagic stroke.
Q. Can I take Arvast with Febuxostat?
Arvast can be taken with febuxostat. Arvast is used to lower bad cholesterol and Febuxostat is used to lower uric acid levels in patients with gout. Many patients of high cholesterol levels also have high uric acid levels. There are no human studies available on this interaction. However, animal research shows that when given together, febuxostat can increase the blood levels of Arvast causing a higher risk of its side effects like muscle pain and muscle damage. So, a dose adjustment of Arvast may be needed when given along with febuxostat.
Arvast is not used in the treatment of sepsis associated Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is a condition in which there is inflammation of the lung leading to severe organ failure and this could be due to an underlying infection (sepsis). It is seen in some human research studies that there is no useful effect of Arvast in treatment of the sepsis associated ARDS. Rather, it may cause damage to liver and kidney in these patients.
Q. Is there any benefit of taking vitamin C with Arvast?
Arvast can be safely taken with vitamin C. There are no drug-drug interactions reported between the two and no harmful effects have been seen. Arvast is a cholesterol lowering agent used to treat hyperlipidemia. Vitamin C also acts as an anti-oxidant and few studies have shown that vitamin C can also help to lower bad cholesterol. So, using them together can actually be beneficial to lower the blood cholesterol levels.
Q. Can I take calcium supplements with Arvast?
Arvast should not be taken with calcium supplements as calcium can decrease its absorption and hence lowers the blood levels of Arvast. This can lead to a decrease in efficacy of Arvast to lower blood cholesterol levels. To avoid this effect, there should be a gap of at least 2 hours between the two medicines.
No, Arvast is not a narcotic substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
No, Arvast is not a nitrate. It is a lipid-lowering medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
No, Arvast is not a diuretic. It is a lipid-lowering medicine and is used to lower increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. A diuretic is a medicine, which removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.
No, Arvast is not a beta blocker. It is a lipid-lowering medicine and is used to lower increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
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