Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Kanasta Tablet

Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

Kanasta Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Kanasta 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. Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Kanasta Tablet works

Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and ezetimibe. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medicine which prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels. Ezetimibe is a cholesterol absorption inhibitor which prevents absorption of cholesterol from the intestines. Together, they provide better reduction of cholesterol in your body.

Kanasta Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Atorvastatin with alcohol may increase the risk of liver damage.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Kanasta 20mg/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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Kanasta 20mg/20mg Tablet for the treatment of high cholesterol.
  • Take it in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet to lower levels of fat in the blood.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if accompanied with fever.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience stomach pain, loss of hunger, a sick feeling or dark urine.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Kanasta

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I have vitamin. B12 deficiency. And high cholesterol
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food extra salt and regular exercise plus tab homocheck daily after consulting with your physician
High Cholesterol 208 mg/dl and Triglyceride 212 mg/dl.
Dr. Vishesh Rohatgi
Heart Specialist
Hi. The cholesterol value is borderline high and can be easily controlled with lifestyle changes. Avoid oily and spicy food. Walk or exercise daily for 1 hour. Check your blood pressure and repeat your lipid profile after 1 month and let us know.
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Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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