SALT INFORMATIONRosuvastatin(5 mg)
Rosuvastatin is used for the treatment and prevention of high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), high lipid levels (hyperlipidemia), and to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other heart complications in people with type 2 diabetes, and disease of coronary artery of heart (coronary heart disease).
How it works
Rosuvastatin belongs to a group of medications called statins (lipid-lowering agents) or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme HMG CoA reductase and formation of cholesterol, thus, lowering the blood lipid levels.
Common side effects
Abdominal pain, Muscle pain, Diabetes, Feeling sick, Constipation, Stomach pain, Dizziness, Skin reactions., An increase in the amount of protein in the urine, Weakness
Fenofibrate is used to reduce the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It is used along with exercise and diet in the treatment of very high levels of cholesterol in the blood (hyper-triglyceridemia).
How it works
Fenofibrate belongs to a class of drugs called as fibrates or fibric acid derivatives. It works by increasing the action of enzyme lipoprotein lipase which decreases the level of fats (triglycerides) in the blood.
Common side effects
Elevated levels of liver enzymes, Sensitivity to light, Skin problems such as itching and redness, Fatigue, Rashes due to allergy, Headache, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Air, Urge to vomit, Sensation of head spinning or rotation, Diarrhea, Pancreatic problems., Blood clots in the lungs and other parts, Pain and inflammation, Muscle weakness
- Do not take antacids for atleast 2 hours before and after taking this drug.
- Consult your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever or weakness.
- Consult your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing of eyes or skin.
- Do not take rosuvastatin if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to rosuvastatin or any of the other ingredients of rosuvastatin.
- Do not take this drug if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you become pregnant while taking rosuvastatin stop taking it immediately and tell your doctor.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Is rosuvastatin/ Crestor/ Crevast F10/ Novastat TG available in in the United States?
Yes. It is available in United States with the name “Crestor”.
Q. Is rosuvastatin lipophilic?
No. It is hydrophilic in nature.
Q. Is rosuvastatin safe?
Rosuvastatin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is rosuvastatin gluten free?
Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand for gluten related information.
Q. Is rosuvastatin better than simvastatin?
Rosuvastatin and simvastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action but their effect may vary upon individual response.
Q. Is fenofibrate the same as Lipitor?
Fenofibrate is a drug belonging to a different class of drugs called “Fibrates”, whereas Lipitor (atorvastatin) belongs to the “Statin” class. Both the medicines act by different mechanisms.
Q. Does fenofibrate cause erectile dysfunction, weight gain or memory loss?
Fenofibrate may rarely cause sexual weakness in patients. It does not cause weight gain and memory loss. Consult your doctor before use.
Q. Can I take fenofibrate with alcohol?
Fenofibrate should not be taken with alcohol as it may lead to liver damage.
Q. Can I take fenofibrate with Lipitor, ibuprofen, niacin, Nyquil or crestor?
Taking fenofibrate with drugs from the statin class (e.g. Atorvastatin or Lipitor; rosuvastatin or crestor) may cause muscle breakdown. There is no significant drug interaction with ibuprofen, niacin or Nyquil. However, always consult your doctor before use.
Q. Is fenofibrate safe?
Fenofibrate is safe when used in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation and for children less than 18 years old.
Q. What is fenofibrate?
Fenofibrate belongs to a class of drugs called as fibrates or fibric acid derivatives. It is different from statins, blood thinners, diuretic and nitrate.
Q. Is fenofibrate generic?
Yes, fenofibrate is a generic drug sold under several pharmaceutical brand names (TriCor, Antara, Lofibra, Stanlip, Lipicard etc.).