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Avas 10 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Avas Tablet

Avas 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Avas 10 Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of day but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels creeping up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of a treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.  Common side effects of this medicine include muscle pain, weakness, nausea, headache, and stomach pain. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you notice any yellowing of your eyes or get repeated or unexplained muscle pains.

This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

Uses of Avas Tablet

Avas Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Joint pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Nosebleeds

How to use Avas 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. Avas 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Avas Tablet works

Avas 10 Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Avas Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Avas 10 Tablet
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Avas 10 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Avas 10 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Avas 10 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Avas 10 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Avas 10 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Avas 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Avas 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Avas 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Avas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Avas 10 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • In general, Avas 10 Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Avas 10 Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Avas 10 Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Avas with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cilniright
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Avas

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I had mild brain stroke on 15 July 16 and my right hand was slightly affected and it retained normalcy in 10 days My clinical investigation was normal and cholesterol levels were normal My doctor is Parbhjit Singh neurologist , Amritsar My medication is Metolar XR 50 one per day Plagerine A. Do Lyrica 50. Do Avas 10 mg. Do I continue to take this medication regularly My point is how long I should continue to take this prescription and side effects of prolonged medicines always haunts me By BP is 140/74 and on work 169/90 Thanks for sparing a movement for me. Reports can be sent by email
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
possin=bly life long, take medicine for bp
High BP and cholesterol, high liver enzymrd
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
salt restricted diet, take palx seeds 1 spoon twice, daal chini powder half spoon daily, garlic 20-3 cloves daily, totaaly avoid oily food, apple cider vinegar 10 ml daily
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FAQs

Q. Is Avas used for lowering cholesterol?

Avas belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Avas is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Avas can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.

Q. Can Avas be prescribed to children?

Avas is for adults and children aged 10 years or more whose cholesterol does not come down enough with exercise and low-fat diet. It is not approved for use in patients younger than 10 years old.

Q. Is Avas a blood thinner?

No, Avas is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It works by slowing down the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease. This further decreases the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. By lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides it prevents the chances of stroke and heart attack.

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.

Q. Will taking Avas increase my risk of diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Avas may increase this risk slightly. This is because Avas can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

Q. For how long do I need to take Avas? Is it safe for long-term use?

You may need to take Avas life long or for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The benefits will only continue for as long as you take it. If you stop taking Avas without starting a different treatment, your cholesterol level may rise again. It is considered to be safe and has few side effects if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Does Avas cause weight loss?

No, Avas has not been reported to cause weight loss. However, weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking Avas.

Q. Can I stop taking Avas?

No, you should not stop taking Avas without consulting your doctor. You should consult your doctor if you think that taking Avas is causing side effects. Your doctor may accordingly decide to lower your dose or change your medicine.

Q. Does Avas cause memory loss?

No, Avas does not cause loss of memory. However, it is an uncommon side effect of Avas, and may affect only 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Avas.

Q. When should I take Avas?

Avas is generally taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or at any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.

Q. What does Avas do to the body?

Avas acts on the liver and stops it from making bad cholesterol. It not only lowers the levels of LDL-C (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides but also helps to raise your HDL-C (good cholesterol). This in turn, lowers the risk for heart attack, stroke, certain types of heart surgery, and chest pain in patients who have heart disease or diabetes.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Avas?

The common side effects of Avas include nausea, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, headache, and aches and pains in your back and joints. It may also cause nosebleeds, sore throat, and cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, blocked nose or sneezing.

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