Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat high blood pressure with high cholesterol levels. Lowering the blood pressure helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly at evenly spaced intervals as per the schedule prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. You can help this medicine work better by making a few changes to your lifestyle such as keeping active, stopping smoking, and eating a low salt and low-fat diet.

Nausea, taste change, constipation, and stomach pain are some common side effects of this medicine.  It may also cause sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you. Talk to your doctor if any of the side effects bother you or do not go away. It is advised to avoid potassium rich food while taking this medicine. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar level, and electrolytes level while taking this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver problems or severe dehydration. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it.  You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Zivast L Tablet

  • High blood pressure with high cholesterol

Benefits of Zivast L Tablet

In High blood pressure with high cholesterol

Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily around your body. It also effectively reduces the high cholesterol levels in your body. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and managing the blood pressure reduces the risk of having a stroke, heart attack or kidney problems in future. This helps you remain healthier for longer. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. 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.

Side effects of Zivast L 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 Zivast L

  • Nausea
  • Taste change
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Increased potassium level in blood
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Zivast L 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. Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Zivast L Tablet works

Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atorvastatin and Losartan which treat high blood pressure and cholesterol. Atorvastatin 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). Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It works by blocking the hormone angiotensin thereby relaxing blood vessels and lowering blood pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Zivast L Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg 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 double the dose.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Zivast L Forte 10 mg/50 mg Tablet treats high blood pressure that is also associated with high cholesterol levels.
  • Together they lower your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Take it in addition to regular exercise and low-fat diet.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if you have fever, a sick feeling or dark urine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

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High blood pressure and cholesterol
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Guggul 2 tab twice,arjunarisht 20 ml twice. Also monotor BP
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Ayurveda
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References

  1. Atorvastatin calcium. Dublin, Ireland: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals; 2009. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. A Guide from the National Consumers League and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Avoid Food-Drugs Interactions. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Losartan potassium. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey: Merck & Co. Inc.; 2008. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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FDC LIMITED, B-8, MIDC Area, Waluj - 431 136, Dist. Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Country of origin: India

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