Rovastin 20 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Rovastin Tablet
Rovastin 20 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.
Rovastin Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
How to use Rovastin 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. Rovastin 20 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Rovastin Tablet works
Rovastin 20 mg 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), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).
Rovastin Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking alcohol with Rosuvastatin increases the chances of liver dysfunction.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Rovastin 20 mg 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
Rovastin 20 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Rovastin 20 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rovastin 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rovastin 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rovastin 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Rovastin 20 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rovastin 20 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rovastin 20 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
What if you miss a dose of Rovastin Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Rovastin 20 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

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  • Rovastin 20 mg Tablet treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). Take it along with regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • In general, Rovastin 20 mg Tablet is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, 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 monitor your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor  if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes.  If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly  as Rovastin 20 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Rovastin 20 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rovastin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Rovastin

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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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FAQs

Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol as it 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 diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.
Q. Can I take Rovastin with grapefruit juice?
Yes, Rovastin can be taken with grapefruit juice. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Rovastin with clopidogrel?
Rovastin can be taken along with clopidogrel. Rovastin does not interfere with the antiplatelet action of clopidogrel. However, a high dose of clopidogrel can increase the Rovastin blood concentration by 2-fold causing more chances of the side effects, so a dose adjustment for Rovastin may be needed.
Q. Why should Rovastin be taken at night?
Rovastin acts by blocking an enzyme which is important for cholesterol synthesis in our body. The activity of this enzyme is more at night time, so, it is advisable to take Rovastin in the evening hours after a meal or just before going to bed to have maximum effect. However, Rovastin being a longer acting statin can be taken at any time of day.
Q. Can I take Rovastin with pantoprazole?
Yes, Rovastin can be used along with pantoprazole. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Rovastin with gemfibrozil?
Concomitant use of Rovastin with gemfibrozil should be avoided. Gemfibrozil can increase the blood levels of Rovastin and damage your muscles. If you are taking both the drugs, be careful and look for any muscle symptoms. Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness or dark colored urine.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Rovastin with ezetimibe?
Rovastin, when used with ezetimibe, helps in a better decrease in LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to Rovastin alone and without any increase in side effects. This combination is very beneficial in high-risk cardiovascular disease patients as its use can decrease the risk of atherosclerotic plaque rupture and heart attack. However, ezetimibe can increase the blood levels of Rovastin, so a dose adjustment may be needed when they are used together.
Q. Can I take calcium supplements with Rovastin?
Rovastin should not be taken with calcium supplements as calcium can decrease its absorption and hence lowers the blood levels of Rovastin. This can lead to a decrease in efficacy of Rovastin to lower blood cholesterol levels. To avoid this effect, there should be a gap of at least 2 hours between the two medicines.
Q. Is Rovastin a narcotic substance?
No, Rovastin is not a narcotic substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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