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    Information about Cerivastatin

    Cerivastatin uses

    Cerivastatin is used in the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides.

    How cerivastatin works

    Cerivastatin 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).

    Common side effects of cerivastatin

    Headache, Stomach pain, Constipation, Feeling sick, Muscle pain, Weakness, Dizziness, Increased glucose level in blood

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    Expert advice for Cerivastatin

    • Cerivastatin lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL). It helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
    • Cerivastatin prevents one death in every 50 patients with heart disease treated over 4 to 5 years.
    • It is better to take in the evening.
    • In general, Cerivastatin is safe. It may cause digestive problems like diarrhoea, gas. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.
    • Notify your doctor if you are more tired than usual, do not feel hungry, or if you have yellow eyes, skin or dark urine.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience muscle symptoms (pain or weakness), particularly if you have fever, a sick feeling or dark urine.
    • Regular exercise and low-fat diet further help to lower levels of fat in the blood.

    Content on this page was last updated on 29 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)