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Pevastin 4mg Tablet

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Introduction

Pevastin 4mg 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.

Pevastin 4mg 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 the day but try to take it at the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but stopping your medicine may increase your cholesterol levels, making your condition worse and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of the 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, back pain, diarrhea, constipation, and pain in extremity. 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 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 Pevastin Tablet

Benefits of Pevastin Tablet

In High cholesterol

Pevastin 4mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It works by reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.

Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine. Keep taking it even if you feel well.

In Prevention of heart attack and stroke

High levels of cholesterol can cause your blood vessels to narrow (atherosclerosis) and put you at risk of having a stroke or heart disease. Lowering the amount of this fat reduces the chances of this happening and helps you remain healthier for longer. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.

Side effects of Pevastin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pevastin

  • Muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pain in extremity

How to use Pevastin 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. Pevastin 4mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Pevastin Tablet works

Pevastin 4mg 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) and triglycerides, raising the level of "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Pevastin 4mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Pevastin 4mg 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.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Pevastin 4mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Pevastin 4mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Pevastin 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pevastin 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Pevastin 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pevastin 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pevastin 4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with active liver disease and severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Pevastin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Pevastin 4mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • It can be taken with or without food at any time of the day.
  • It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and a low-fat diet to lower the levels of fat in the blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problems such as stomach pains, unusually dark urine or yellowing of skin or eyes.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes before starting treatment with this medicine. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Pevastin 4mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Pevastin 4mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylquinoline derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. What is Pevastin 4mg Tablet used for?

Pevastin 4mg Tablet is used along with a healthy diet and exercise to reduce bad cholesterol and increase the amount of good cholesterol in the blood. It belongs to a class of medicines called statins that lower the cholesterol in the blood. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the liver in order to decrease the amount of cholesterol that accumulates on the walls of the arteries. Improving the levels of cholesterol in the blood helps to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Q. What is the most important thing I should be aware of while using Pevastin 4mg Tablet?

If you notice unexplained muscle pain or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever, you should immediately consult your doctor. Pevastin 4mg Tablet should be discontinued immediately as these could be signs of serious side effects of Pevastin 4mg Tablet. Similarly, if you experience tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine or yellowish discoloration of skin, consult your doctor who will suggest whether to continue or discontinue Pevastin 4mg Tablet.

Q. Can I take Pevastin 4mg Tablet if I have liver disease or if my liver enzymes are raised?

No, you should not take Pevastin 4mg Tablet if you have active liver disease and if your liver enzymes are increased. Taking Pevastin 4mg Tablet will further deteriorate your liver condition.

Q. Will taking Pevastin 4mg Tablet increase my risk of diabetes?

Yes, taking Pevastin 4mg Tablet may further increase the risk if you are already at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is because Pevastin 4mg Tablet like other statins may cause an increase in blood sugar levels. Hence, regular checking and monitoring of blood sugar levels are important if you already have diabetes, especially during the first few months.

Q. Is it safe to take Pevastin 4mg Tablet?

Yes, Pevastin 4mg Tablet is safe if used as prescribed by the doctor and if the doctor’s instructions are followed. The side effects of this medicine are few and do not occur in everyone.

Q. For how long should I take Pevastin 4mg Tablet?

You may need to take Pevastin 4mg Tablet for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The cholesterol levels will be maintained only until you are taking Pevastin 4mg Tablet. Stopping Pevastin 4mg Tablet without starting a different treatment may increase your cholesterol levels again. This medicine has only a few side effects and is usually considered safe if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. What foods should be avoided when taking Pevastin 4mg Tablet?

Pevastin 4mg Tablet is used to decrease your blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, to seek the best results of this medicine, you should avoid foods which are high in calories like fried food and junk food. It is recommended to eat a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet. Be sure to follow all the exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietician.

Q. Does Pevastin 4mg Tablet cause hair loss?

No, hair loss has not been reported with the use of Pevastin 4mg Tablet. If you are experiencing hair loss then it could be due to some other medicine that you are taking or because of some other condition.

Q. Does Pevastin 4mg Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Pevastin 4mg Tablet can make you feel tired. This is because they reduce the energy supply to the muscles in the body. However, the exact reason behind the phenomenon is unknown and needs more research. Tiredness usually occurs after exertion. Generalized fatigue is more often seen in people with heart disease or in those suffering from liver illness. Pevastin 4mg Tablet also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness. Therefore, you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Pevastin 4mg Tablet.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Pevastin 4mg Tablet?

No. It is not advised to take alcohol with Pevastin 4mg Tablet. This is because the risk of developing liver problems increases if you drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Moreover, there is a significant increase in triglyceride levels if Pevastin 4mg Tablet is taken along with alcohol. This can further lead to liver damage and also worsen some of the side effects such as muscle pain, muscle weakness and tenderness. People with liver problems are therefore advised, not to take Pevastin 4mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. They should also refrain from consuming alcohol while taking this medicine to get maximum benefit.

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