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UNISTAR 5 MG/75 MG CAPSULE

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Composition for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

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

food interaction for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

alcohol interaction for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

pregnancy interaction for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

lactation interaction for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

food
alcohol
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lactation
Avoid Unistar 5 mg/75 mg capsule with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
UNSAFE
Taking alcohol with Rosuvastatin increases the chances of liver dysfunction.
Taking Aspirin with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
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.
UNSAFE
Unistar 5 mg/75 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

Rosuvastatin(5 mg)

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. It thus lowers the level of cholestrol in the body.

Common side effects

Memory loss, Joint pain, Confusion, Constipation, Depression, Dizziness, Headache, Insomnia, Stomach pain
Aspirin(ASA)(75 mg)

Uses

Aspirin(ASA) is used in the treatment of fever, headache, migraine, joint pain, muscular pain, dental pain, menstrual pain and prevention of heart attack.

How it works

Aspirin (acetyl salicylic acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Aspirin reduces the production of a chemical (prostaglandin) in the body by blocking the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase). Therefore,  swelling, pain, and fever are reduced. This also helps in blood thinning and in preventing clotting.

Common side effects

Nausea, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Bleeding, Cerebral hemorrhage, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Gastrointestinal discomfort, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Enlarged liver, Indigestion, Respiratory alkalosis, Running nose, Ringing in ear, Urticaria, Vertigo, Vomiting

Common Dosage for UNISTAR 5 MG/75 MG CAPSULE

Patients taking UNISTAR 5 MG/75 MG CAPSULE

  • 94%
    Once A Day
  • 4%
    Thrice A week
  • 2%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

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Expert advice for UNISTAR(UNICHEM)

  • 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(UNICHEM)

Rosuvastatin

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?
Yes, rosuvastatin is gluten fre

Q.Is rosuvastatin better than simvastatin?
Rosuvastatin is better than simvastatin as this is longer acting, more potent and has less side effects. Although, Rosuvastatinand simvastatin belong to same class of medication called as HMG CoA reductase inhibitor (or statins) with similar action

Aspirin(ASA)

Q.Is aspirin same as disprin, ecosprin and loprin?
Yes. All the three brands (disprin, ecosprin and loprin) contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) as main ingredient

Q.Is ecosprin a beta blocker?
No. Ecosprin (aspirin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Q.Is aspirin/disprin good for hangover?
No. However, alcohol consumption with aspirin increases the risk of bleeding

Q.Is ecosprin a blood thinner?
Yes. Ecosprin (aspirin) reduces the effect of certain chemical messenger systems in the body. These compounds are responsible for platelet (thrombocyte) aggregation or blood clotting. Consequently, Aspirin may considerably reduce the risk of clots

Q.Is aspirin/dispirin good for heart?
Yes. Aspirin at low dose generally prescribed to prevent and treat heart attacks. Patient should take a daily aspirin only if your doctor advises you to do so

Q.Is aspirin good for hair growth?
No. Aspirin has no role on hair growth

Q.Is aspirin safe?
Aspirin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 22 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)