Elstatin 20mg Tablet

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Elstatin 20mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Elstatin Tablet

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Uses of Elstatin Tablet

Elstatin 20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased LDL levels in blood.
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Side effects of Elstatin Tablet

Common

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.

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How to use Elstatin 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 is better to take Elstatin 20mg Tablet with food.

How Elstatin Tablet works

Elstatin 20mg 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 Elstatin Tablet

Expert advice for Elstatin Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Elstatin.
  • Elstatin may increase blood sugar levels. Your doctor may ask to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Elstatin 20mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Elstatin 20mg 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
Elstatin 20mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Elstatin 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Elstatin 20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Elstatin 20mg Tablet is recommended.

However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Cautious dose adjustment is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Elstati
n 20mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Cordarone 150mg Injection 3ml, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg Suspension, Azibig 200mg Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

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

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Elstatin 20mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Lovastatin

No, Elstatin is a statin (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitor
Elstatin works by blocking an enzyme (HMG CoA) that is needed by the body to make cholesterol, and hence reduces the amount of cholesterol in the blood
Yes. Elstatin is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Is lovastatin the same as Lipitor (atorvastatin) or simvastatin or pravastatin?
No, although it belongs to same group of medications called statins
Q. Can I take lovastatin with ibuprofen or Tylenol?
No results found for any interaction of lovastatin with ibuprofen or Tylenol, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication
Q. Can I take aspirin or niacin with lovastatin?
No, do not take aspirin or niacin with lovastatin, because they interact with each other
No. Elstatin does not cause hair loss or dry mouth or weight gain or constipation
No. Elstatin does not cause diabetes or raised blood sugar
Yes, memory loss and headache are the side effects of Elstatin.
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