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Rovacor 20mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Rovacor 20mg 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.

Rovacor 20mg Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use. It should be taken along with food to reduce the chances of nausea. Taking it regularly in the evening helps to maximize its effects. 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 headache, stomach pain, constipation, muscle pain, and weakness. 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 some 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 Rovacor Tablet

Benefits of Rovacor Tablet

In High cholesterol

Rovacor 20mg 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 Rovacor 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 Rovacor

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

How to use Rovacor 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. Rovacor 20mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Rovacor Tablet works

Rovacor 20mg 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
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Rovacor 20mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Rovacor 20mg 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
Rovacor 20mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Rovacor 20mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rovacor 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rovacor 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Cautious dose adjustment is advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Rovacor 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rovacor 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Rovacor Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rovacor 20mg 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

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • It should be taken in the evening after dinner and before sleeping.
  • 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 Rovacor 20mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Rovacor 20mg Tablet if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Delta valerolactones
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rovacor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Art-X, Cardasol, Amione
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Clarimac, CLR, Claripax
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Arthrox, Ciresto, Eromax
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuroxy
LIFE-THREATENING

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FAQs

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol 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 disease and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. High levels of triglycerides are also harmful for you.

Q. What is Rovacor 20mg Tablet used for? How does it work?

Rovacor 20mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines called statins that lower the cholesterol in the blood. It is used along with a healthy diet and exercise to reduce bad cholesterol and to increase the amount of good cholesterol in the blood. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the liver. This, in turn, decreases the amount of cholesterol that accumulates on the walls of arteries. Improving the level of cholesterol in blood helps to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Q. When should I take Rovacor 20mg Tablet?

Rovacor 20mg Tablet is generally taken once a day preferably in the evening after dinner. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.

Q. For how long should I take Rovacor 20mg Tablet?

You may need to take Rovacor 20mg Tablet for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The cholesterol levels will be maintained only till you keep taking Rovacor 20mg Tablet. Stopping Rovacor 20mg 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 Rovacor 20mg Tablet?

Rovacor 20mg 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 Rovacor 20mg Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Rovacor 20mg Tablet 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 seen in people with heart disease or those suffering from liver illness. Rovacor 20mg Tablet also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness. Therefore, you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Rovacor 20mg Tablet.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Rovacor 20mg Tablet?

No, it is not advised to take alcohol with Rovacor 20mg 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 Rovacor 20mg 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 Rovacor 20mg Tablet without consulting their doctor. They must also refrain from consuming alcohol while taking this medicine to get maximum benefit.

Q. Is Rovacor 20mg Tablet safe to take?

Yes, Rovacor 20mg Tablet is safe to use 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. Does Rovacor 20mg Tablet cause diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Rovacor 20mg Tablet may increase this risk slightly. This is because Rovacor 20mg Tablet can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

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