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    Cerivastatin

    Information about Cerivastatin

    Cerivastatin uses

    Cerivastatin is used in the treatment of increased cholesterol, increased triglycerides and increased LDL levels.

    How cerivastatin works

    Cerivastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medicine (statins). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL).

    Common side effects of cerivastatin

    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

    Available Medicine for Cerivastatin

    • ₹310
      Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cerivastatin

    • Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, cramps, weekness, tiredness or dark coloured urine while taking Cerivastatin.
    • Cerivastatin may increase blood sugar levels. Your doctor may ask to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
    • Inform your doctor if you regularly drink a large amount of alcohol.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.


    Content on this page was last updated on 20 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)