Medicine Overview of Cinvas Tablet
Side Effects of Cinvas 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. Cinvas 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Cinvas 10 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 Cinvas Tablet
You have been prescribed Cinvas 10 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, Cinvas 10 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.
Cinvas Tablet related warnings
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Cinvas 10 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.
Cinvas 10 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.
Cinvas 10 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Cinvas 10 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cinvas 10 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Cinvas 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cinvas 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cinvas 10 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Cinvas 10 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Cinvas 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 Cinvas used for lowering cholesterol?
Cinvas 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, Cinvas 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.
Cinvas is not a diuretic. It is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Cinvas better than simvastatin and pravastatin?
Cinvas, 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 Cinvas cause diabetes?
Diabetes has not been reported as a side effect of Cinvas. 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 Cinvas. Also, share with your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus and you are advised to take Cinvas as your doctor will monitor you while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can Cinvas lower the level of triglycerides?
Cinvas belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which are lipid (fat) lowering medicines. Cinvas 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 Cinvas cause weight loss?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas.
Q. Does Cinvas cause erectile dysfunction?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas.
Q. Does Cinvas cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Cinvas. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Cinvas as the dose of your medicine may need to be changed.
Q. Does Cinvas cause memory loss?
Loss of memory is an uncommon side effect of Cinvas, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of memory loss after taking Cinvas.
Q. Does Cinvas cause frequent urination?
Cinvas has not been reported to cause frequent urination. Please consult your doctor if you experience increased urinary frequency after taking Cinvas.
Q. Does Cinvas cause high blood pressure?
Cinvas has not been reported to cause high blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience any symptoms of high blood pressure while taking Cinvas.
Q. Is Cinvas a blood thinner?
Cinvas is not a blood thinner. Cinvas is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Cinvas safe to take?
Cinvas is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Cinvas a beta blocker?
Cinvas is not a beta blocker. Cinvas is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Is Cinvas a controlled substance?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Cinvas is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Cinvas is a lipid lowering agent which belongs to a group of medicines known as statins.
Q. Can I take Cinvas with metformin?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas with ibuprofen?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas with milk?
No information is available for the use of Cinvas with milk. However, it can be taken any time of the day, with or without food. Please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Cinvas with fenofibrate?
Both fenofibrate and Cinvas 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 Cinvas with levothyroxine?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas with amlodipine?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas with erythromycin?
Erythromycin can increase the level or effect of Cinvas 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 Cinvas with metronidazole?
Metronidazole can increase the level or effect of Cinvas by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Cinvas. 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 Cinvas with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin can increase the level or effect of Cinvas by decreasing its breakdown which may lead to increased side effects like muscle weakness (myopathy) with Cinvas. So, close monitoring is required when these two drugs are taken together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Cinvas cause gas?
Flatulence (gas or wind) is one of the common side effects associated with the use of Cinvas. If you have any such symptom while taking the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Cinvas lower blood pressure?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas has a small blood pressure lowering effect.
Q. Does Cinvas affect the liver?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas cause itching?
Cinvas 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 Cinvas thin blood?
Cinvas is not a blood-thinner. It is a lipid-lowering agent and acts by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase enzyme.
Cinvas 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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