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Rpvas 10 Tablet

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

Introduction

Rpvas 10 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.

Rpvas 10 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.

Uses of Rpvas Tablet

Benefits of Rpvas Tablet

In High cholesterol

Rpvas 10 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 Rpvas 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 Rpvas

  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea

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

How Rpvas Tablet works

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

What if you forget to take Rpvas Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rpvas 10 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

  • Rpvas 10 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, Rpvas 10 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 Rpvas 10 Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Rpvas 10 Tablet if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylpyrimidine derivatives
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Does Rpvas 10 Tablet cause weight gain?

No, there is no evidence of Rpvas 10 Tablet causing weight gain. If you are taking Rpvas 10 Tablet and gaining weight, consult your doctor. The doctor may get some investigations done to know the reason for the weight gain.

Q. Does Rpvas 10 Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Rpvas 10 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 in people with heart disease or those suffering from liver illness. Rpvas 10 Tablet also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness. Therefore, you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Rpvas 10 Tablet.

Q. For how long should I take Rpvas 10 Tablet?

You may need to take Rpvas 10 Tablet for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The cholesterol levels will be maintained only till you are taking Rpvas 10 Tablet. Stopping Rpvas 10 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. Should Rpvas 10 Tablet be taken at night?

Rpvas 10 Tablet 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 Rpvas 10 Tablet?

Rpvas 10 Tablet 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 Rpvas 10 Tablet is beneficial for me or not?

All medicines have side effects, but the benefits of Rpvas 10 Tablet 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 Rpvas 10 Tablet versus the risks of not taking it at all.

Q. Can Rpvas 10 Tablet cause memory loss?

Rpvas 10 Tablet 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 Rpvas 10 Tablet. However, you should consult your doctor if you experience this side effect as it could be due to some other reason.

Q. Can Rpvas 10 Tablet cause muscle problems or muscle injury?

Yes, taking Rpvas 10 Tablet 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 Rpvas 10 Tablet can cause diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Rpvas 10 Tablet may slightly increase this risk. This is because Rpvas 10 Tablet 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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