Medicine Overview of Avicus Tablet
Side Effects of Avicus are Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood.
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. Avicus 80 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avicus 80 mg 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).
In Depth Information on Avicus Tablet
You have been prescribed Avicus 80 mg Tablet for the treatment of high cholesterol.
It decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
- In general, Avicus 80 mg Tablet is safe. However, some people may develop digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), joint pain, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine after starting the medication.
Avicus Tablet related warnings
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Avicus 80 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Avicus 80 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Avicus 80 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Avicus 80 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Avicus 80 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Avicus 80 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Avicus 80 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Avicus 80 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Avicus 80 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Avicus Tablet
Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol as it 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. Is Avicus used for lowering cholesterol?
Avicus belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. It is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Avicus 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.
Avicus is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Avicus better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Avicus, simvastatin, and pravastatin belong to the same category of medications with similar action and similar side effects, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can the use of Avicus cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Avicus. However, it may increase your blood sugar levels. So, it is very important that you monitor your blood sugar levels regularly if you are taking Avicus. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Avicus as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Avicus lower the level of triglycerides?
Avicus belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Avicus is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes on their own have failed.
Q. Does Avicus cause weight loss?
Avicus 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 you are taking Avicus.
Q. Does Avicus cause erectile dysfunction?
Avicus can cause erectile dysfunction although this side effect is not very clear. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while you are taking Avicus.
Q. Does Avicus cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Avicus. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Avicus as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Avicus cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Avicus, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Avicus.
Q. Does Avicus cause frequent urination?
Avicus has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Avicus.
Q. Does Avicus cause high blood pressure?
Avicus has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Avicus.
Q. Is Avicus a blood thinner?
Avicus is not a blood thinner. Avicus is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Avicus safe to take?
Avicus is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Avicus a beta blocker?
Avicus is not a beta blocker. Avicus is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Avicus a controlled substance?
Avicus is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). Controlled substances are drugs that are strictly regulated to reduce the risk of abuse and illegal distribution. To determine the level of restriction placed on a particular controlled substance, five different categories (or "Schedules") are used. A controlled substance will belong to Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V, with Schedule V being the least restricted.
Q. Is Avicus an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Avicus is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Avicus is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Avicus with metformin?
Avicus can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avicus with ibuprofen?
Avicus can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avicus with milk?
No information is available for the use of Avicus with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Avicus with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Avicus have similar effects and they may increase the effects of each other. Fenofibrate may also increase side effects like risk for rhabdomyolysis (condition in which damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly). Monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avicus with levothyroxine?
Avicus can be taken with levothyroxine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avicus with amlodipine?
Avicus can be taken with amlodipine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avicus with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Avicus by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy). So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avicus with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Avicus by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Avicus. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Avicus with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Avicus by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Avicus. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Avicus cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Avicus. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Avicus lower blood pressure?
Avicus is a lipid-lowering drug used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels and for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, a meta-analysis of different clinical trial shows that Avicus has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Avicus affect the liver?
Avicus is associated rarely with hepatobiliary disorders. Its use is also linked with abnormal liver function test and hence a periodic test of the liver functions is recommended.
Q. Does Avicus cause itching?
Avicus use has been associated with urticaria (itching) and skin rash. If you experience any such symptom while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Avicus thin blood?
Avicus is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Avicus is a lipid-lowering drug which belongs to group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.
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