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ARVAST F -5 TABLET

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Composition FOR ARVAST F

Fenofibrate(67mg),Rosuvastatin(5mg)

food interaction for ARVAST F

alcohol interaction for ARVAST F

pregnancy interaction for ARVAST F

lactation interaction for ARVAST F

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Avoid Arvast f -5 tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
UNSAFE
Taking alcohol with Rosuvastatin increases the chances of liver dysfunction.
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Arvast f -5 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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Arvast f -5 tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ARVAST F

Fenofibrate(67mg)

Uses

Fenofibrate is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood and increased triglycerides levels in blood

How it works

Fenofibrate stimulates the formation of enzymes for triglyceride metabolism, which in turn lowers the levels of triglyceride and cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Vomiting, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea
Rosuvastatin(5mg)

Uses

Rosuvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood

How it works

Rosuvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood

COMMON DOSAGE FOR ARVAST F -5 TABLET

Patients taking ARVAST F -5 TABLET

  • 89%
    Once A Day
  • 11%
    Thrice A week

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Expert advice FOR ARVAST F

  • If you also take medicines such as cholestyramine or colestipol; make sure to take them at least 1 hour after or 4 hours before taking fenofibrate.
  • Consult your doctor, if you have diseases such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, kidney or liver ailments.
  • Do not take fenofibrate, if you are allergic to it or to any other ingredient in the medicine (lactose).
  • Do not take finofibrate, if you are sensitive to sunlight.
  • Do not take the medicine, if you are suffering from severe liver, kidney or pancreatic ailments (gall bladder disease, biliary cirrhosis, pancreatitis); if you have muscular disorders, large amount of protein in urine, water retention in the body (nephrotic syndrome), decreased albumin in the blood (hypoalbuminaemia) or poorly controlled diabetes mellitus.
  • Do not take the medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR ARVAST F

Fenofibrate

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Is fenofibrate the same as Lipitor?
Fenofibrate is a drug belonging to a different class of drugs called “Fibrates”, whereas Lipitor (atorvastatin) belongs to the “Statin” class. Both the medicines act by different mechanisms

Q.

Does fenofibrate cause erectile dysfunction, weight gain or memory loss?
Fenofibrate may rarely cause sexual weakness in patients. It does not cause weight gain and memory loss. Consult your doctor before use

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Can I take fenofibrate with Lipitor, ibuprofen, niacin, Nyquil or crestor?
Taking fenofibrate with drugs from the statin class (e.g. Atorvastatin or Lipitor; rosuvastatin or crestor) may cause muscle breakdown. There is no significant drug interaction with ibuprofen, niacin or Nyquil. However, always consult your doctor before use

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What is fenofibrate?
Fenofibrate belongs to a class of drugs called as fibrates or fibric acid derivatives. It is different from statins, blood thinners, diuretic and nitrate

Q.

Is fenofibrate generic?
Yes, fenofibrate is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (TriCor, Antara, Lofibra, Stanlip, Lipicard etc.).

Rosuvastatin

Q.

Is rosuvastatin safe?
Clinical studies have shown that rosuvastatin 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.

Q.

Is rosuvastatin a blood thinner?
No, rosuvastatin 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 rosuvastatin better than atorvastatin?
In clinical studies, rosuvastatin, 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. However, please consult your doctor before taking any medicine as your doctor would be able to give you the right medicine.

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Is rosuvastatin same as simvastatin?
Rosuvastatin 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. However, please consult your doctor before taking any medicine as your doctor would be able to give you the right medicine.

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Is rosuvastatin gluten free?
Rosuvastatin does not contain gluten. Please check the package insert for further information on the same.

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Can I take ibuprofen with rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin and ibuprofen are not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction and can be taken together. However, both are prescription medicines and should only be taken after consulting a doctor.

Q.

Can I take magnesium with rosuvastatin?
Magnesium taken as a health supplement is not known to have any interaction with rosuvastatin. However, taking the drug with antacids containing magnesium hydroxide, can decrease the amount of rosuvastatin in the body and hence antacids should be taken at least two hours after the administration of the drug.

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Can I take ranitidine with rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin is not known to have any meaningful interaction with ranitidine. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

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Can I take alcohol with rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin should be used with caution in persons who regularly consume a substantial quantity of alcohol as there could be an increased risk of myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle protein). Persons regularly taking alcohol should consult the doctor prior to taking the medicines.

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Can you take rosuvastatin with levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine is not known to have any interaction with rosuvastatin. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as the high cholesterol could be due to hypothyroidism for which you are given levothyroxine. Rosuvastatin should be used with caution in patients having high cholesterol due to hypothyroidism especially if the underlying disease is not properly treated.

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Does rosuvastatin cause weight loss?
Rosuvastatin is not known to have any effect on weight. However, if you notice any change in body weight during therapy, consult your doctor.

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Does rosuvastatin cause diabetes?
Rosuvastatin use has been associated with an increase in blood sugar levels in clinical studies to such a level that treatment, as needed for diabetic patients, has to be given to these patients. Consult your doctor before taking rosuvastatin if you are a diabetic.

Q.

Does rosuvastatin cause erectile dysfunction?
Rosuvastatin use is not associated with erectile dysfunction. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.

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Does rosuvastatin lower triglycerides?
Yes, rosuvastatin can lower triglyceride levels. It can also lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels and increase the HDL levels. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for lowering triglyceride levels.

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Does rosuvastatin cause weight gain?
Rosuvastatin is not known to have any effect on weight. However, if you notice any change in body weight during therapy, consult your doctor.

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Does rosuvastatin cause dry mouth?
Rosuvastatin is not known to cause dry mouth. If you experience any such symptom while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.

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Does rosuvastatin cause high blood pressure?
Rosuvastatin is not known to increase blood pressure. If you experience any such symptom while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.

Q.

Does rosuvastatin cause hair loss?
Rosuvastatin use is not associated with hair loss. If you experience any changes in hair growth while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.

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Does rosuvastatin cause muscle pain?
Muscle pain is one of the common side effects associated with rosuvastatin use. Consult your doctor if you have abnormal muscle pain while using rosuvastatin as the dose of rosuvastatin may need to be changed or you may need some other medicines for your condition.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)