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UNISTAR 5 MG/75 MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR UNISTAR

Rosuvastatin(5mg),Aspirin(ASA)(75mg)

food interaction for UNISTAR

alcohol interaction for UNISTAR

pregnancy interaction for UNISTAR

lactation interaction for UNISTAR

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking alcohol with Rosuvastatin increases the chances of liver dysfunction.
Taking Aspirin with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
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Unistar 5 mg/75 mg capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Unistar 5 mg/75 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR UNISTAR

Rosuvastatin(5mg)

Uses

Rosuvastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol levels in blood, increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased ldl levels in blood.

How it works

Rosuvastatin blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. As a result, it lowers the level of cholesterol in the body.

Common side effects

Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain, Allergic reaction, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Nasopharyngitis, Increased liver enzymes, Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Constipation, Joint swelling, Increased glucose level in blood
Aspirin(ASA)(75mg)

Uses

Aspirin(ASA) is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain, post operative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatic fever.
It also prevents recurrence of heart attack and stroke.

How it works

Aspirin(asa) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain, swelling, and blood clots.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal irritation, Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Bleeding disorder, Reduced blood platelets, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer

COMMON DOSAGE FOR UNISTAR 5 MG/75 MG CAPSULE

Patients taking UNISTAR 5 MG/75 MG CAPSULE

  • 96%
    Once A Day
  • 3%
    Thrice A week
  • 1%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice FOR UNISTAR

  • Take Rosuvastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Rosuvastatin, it may worsen the adverse effects of this medicine on the liver.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience unexplained muscle pain or weakness, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Do not take Niacin with Rosuvastatin. Niacin may increase Rosuvastatin's side effects on the muscles, which can lead to serious kidney problems. 
  • Notify the doctor that you are taking this medicine before undergoing any kind of surgery.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.

Frequently asked questions FOR UNISTAR

Rosuvastatin

Q. Is rosuvastatin safe?
Clinical studies have shown that rosuvastatin is well tolerated in patients even after long-term use and is relatively safe. However, it has its own side effects and hence should only be used in the dose, and for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is rosuvastatin a blood thinner?
No, rosuvastatin is not a blood thinner. It is a lipid-lowering medicine and belongs to a group of medicines known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
Q. Is rosuvastatin better than atorvastatin?
In clinical studies, rosuvastatin, when compared to an equal dose of atorvastatin, had a better lipid lowering effect. There was no significant difference in the safety profile of both the drugs. However, please consult your doctor before taking any medicine as your doctor would be able to give you the right medicine.
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Q. Is rosuvastatin same as simvastatin?
Rosuvastatin and simvastatin are different drugs. However, they belong to the same group of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and both are used for lowering high lipid levels in the blood. However, please consult your doctor before taking any medicine as your doctor would be able to give you the right medicine.
Q. Is rosuvastatin gluten free?
Rosuvastatin does not contain gluten. Please check the package insert for further information on the same.
Q. Can I take rosuvastatin with ibuprofen?
Rosuvastatin and ibuprofen are not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction and can be taken together. However, both are prescription medicines and should only be taken after consulting a doctor.
Q. Can I take rosuvastatin with magnesium?
Magnesium taken as a health supplement is not known to have any interaction with rosuvastatin. However, taking the drug with antacids containing magnesium hydroxide, can decrease the amount of rosuvastatin in the body and hence antacids should be taken at least two hours after the administration of the drug.
Q. Can I take rosuvastatin with ranitidine?
Rosuvastatin is not known to have any meaningful interaction with ranitidine. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking both the drugs together.
Q. Can I take rosuvastatin with alcohol?
Rosuvastatin should be used with caution in persons who regularly consume a substantial quantity of alcohol as there could be an increased risk of myopathy (muscle pain) and rhabdomyolysis (increased breakdown of muscle protein). Persons regularly taking alcohol should consult the doctor prior to taking the medicines.
Q. Can you take rosuvastatin with levothyroxine?
Levothyroxine is not known to have any interaction with rosuvastatin. Consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as the high cholesterol could be due to hypothyroidism for which you are given levothyroxine. Rosuvastatin should be used with caution in patients having high cholesterol due to hypothyroidism especially if the underlying disease is not properly treated.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause weight loss?
Rosuvastatin is not known to have any effect on weight. However, if you notice any change in body weight during therapy, consult your doctor.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause diabetes?
Rosuvastatin use has been associated with an increase in blood sugar levels in clinical studies to such a level that treatment, as needed for diabetic patients, has to be given to these patients. Consult your doctor before taking rosuvastatin if you are a diabetic.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause erectile dysfunction?
Rosuvastatin use is not associated with erectile dysfunction. However, if you experience any such symptom while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.
Q. Does rosuvastatin lower triglycerides?
Yes, rosuvastatin can lower triglyceride levels. It can also lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels and increase the HDL levels. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for lowering triglyceride levels.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause weight gain?
Rosuvastatin is not known to have any effect on weight. However, if you notice any change in body weight during therapy, consult your doctor.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause dry mouth?
Rosuvastatin is not known to cause dry mouth. If you experience any such symptom while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause high blood pressure?
Rosuvastatin is not known to increase blood pressure. If you experience any such symptom while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause hair loss?
Rosuvastatin use is not associated with hair loss. If you experience any changes in hair growth while taking rosuvastatin, consult your doctor.
Q. Does rosuvastatin cause muscle pain?
Muscle pain is one of the common side effects associated with rosuvastatin use. Consult your doctor if you have abnormal muscle pain while using rosuvastatin as the dose of rosuvastatin may need to be changed or you may need some other medicines for your condition.

Aspirin(ASA)

Q. Is aspirin an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)?
Yes, aspirin is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is often used to treat arthritis, minor body aches, and pains, pains aggravated by inflammation, headaches, and to reduce fever.
Q. Is aspirin same as disprin, ecosprin, asaphen and loprin?
Disprin, ecosprin, asaphen, and loprin are the three brand medicines that contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) as the main ingredient.
Q. Is aspirin a beta blocker?
No, aspirin is not a beta blocker.
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Q. Is aspirin good for a hangover headache?
No. Aspirin should not be used for alcohol hangover/ hangover headache, as its use with alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Q. Is aspirin a blood thinner?
Aspirin reduces the effect of certain chemical messenger systems in the body. These compounds are responsible for platelet aggregation or blood clotting. Consequently, Aspirin may considerably reduce the risk of clot formation.
Q. Is aspirin beneficial in certain diseases of heart?
Yes. Aspirin at a low dose is generally prescribed by the physician if you are at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, after stent placement or after coronary artery bypass or if you have chest pain due to coronary artery disease (angina). It should be taken for a heart condition only when prescribed by a physician/ cardiologist.
Q. Is aspirin good for hair growth?
No, aspirin does not play any role in hair growth.
Q. Is aspirin safe?
Aspirin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/doctor.
Q. Is asacol aspirin?
No, asacol is not aspirin. Asacol is 5-aminosalicylic acid and is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Q. Are aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) the same?
Yes, aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) are the names for the same medicine. Aspirin is called so, as it is a derivative of the salicylic acid and is commonly abbreviated as ASA.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)