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Cerivastatin

INFORMATION

Uses

Cerivastatin 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

Cerivastatin 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

Allergic skin rash, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Chills, Sore throat, Diarrhoea, Headache, Nasal congestion

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Expert advice

  • Take Cerivastatin only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Cerivastatin, 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 Cerivastatin. Niacin may increase Cerivastatin'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.


Content on this page was last updated on 05 December, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)