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Rosugraf 10mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Rosugraf 10mg 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.

Rosugraf 10mg 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, weakness, nausea, headache, and stomach pain. 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.

Side effects of Rosugraf Tablet

Common
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Rosugraf 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. Rosugraf 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rosugraf Tablet works

Rosugraf 10mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required by the body to make cholesterol, thereby lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Rosugraf 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Rosugraf 10mg 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
Rosugraf 10mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Rosugraf 10mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rosugraf 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rosugraf 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rosugraf 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Rosugraf 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rosugraf 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rosugraf 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Rosugraf Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rosugraf 10mg 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 take two doses within 12 hours.

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Quick Tips

  • Rosugraf 10mg Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). It should be taken in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • In general, Rosugraf 10mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
  • 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 Rosugraf 10mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Rosugraf 10mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Does Rosugraf cause weight gain?

No, there is no evidence of Rosugraf causing weight gain. If you are taking Rosugraf and gaining weight, consult your doctor. The doctor may get some investigations done to know the reason for the weight gain.

Q. Does Rosugraf make you tired?

Yes, Rosugraf can make you feel tired. This is because it reduces 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 in people with heart disease or those suffering from liver illness. Rosugraf also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness. Therefore, you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Rosugraf.

Q. For how long should I take Rosugraf?

You may need to take Rosugraf for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The cholesterol levels will be maintained only till you are taking Rosugraf. Stopping Rosugraf 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. Should Rosugraf be taken at night?

Rosugraf should be taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or at night or any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day. Doing this will help you remember to take it daily.

Q. What foods should be avoided when taking Rosugraf?

Rosugraf is used to decrease your blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, to seek the best results of this medicine, you should avoid foods that 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. How do I know whether Rosugraf is beneficial for me or not?

All medicines have side effects, but the benefits of Rosugraf in reducing cholesterol levels and the risk of heart attack and stroke are proven by a large number of studies. However, if you do have any concerns, then discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor will consider and explain to you the benefits of taking Rosugraf versus the risks of not taking it at all.

Q. Can Rosugraf cause memory loss?

Rosugraf may cause memory loss in very rare cases. This is generally non-serious and may occur within 1 day of taking this medicine or may take years to appear. These symptoms may disappear within about 3 weeks of discontinuing Rosugraf. However, you should consult your doctor if you experience this side effect as it could be due to some other reason.

Q. Can Rosugraf cause muscle problems or muscle injury?

Yes, taking Rosugraf can cause muscle problems or muscle injury. This is because of the reduced oxygen supply to the muscle cells which leads to fatigue, muscle pain, tenderness or muscle weakness. The soreness may be significant enough to interfere with your daily activities. Do not take it lightly and consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this and to avoid making it worse.

Q. Is it true that Rosugraf can cause diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Rosugraf may slightly increase this risk. This is because Rosugraf has the potential to cause a slight increase in your blood sugar levels. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise you to keep monitoring your blood sugar levels closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

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