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NOVASTAT 10MG TAB

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NOVASTAT 10MG TAB

Novastat 10MG tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Novastat 10MG tablet is prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. It is also used in treating patients suffering from dyslipidaemia by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride (fat) levels. The tablet is used in reducing the cholesterol levels in children and patients between 10 to 17 years of age suffering from hypercholesterolemia.
Novastat tablet is prescribed in hyperlipidaemia, type 3 hyperlipoproteinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredients of Novastat 10MG tablet are Rosuvastatin (10Mg)

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Rosuvastatin is a dyslipidaemic (lipid lowering) medication that blocks an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the liver to produce cholesterol and reduces the levels of bad cholesterol, triglycerides and raises good cholesterol.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Novastat 10MG tablet.

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet
  • Acute liver disease
  • Severe renal impairment
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Myopathy
  • Caution:
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hereditary of muscular disorders or muscular toxicity
  • Severe respiratory failure
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Dyspepsia or lesion of gastrointestinal mucosa
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Children and elderly
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Novastat 10MG tablet. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following side effects:

  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain
  • Liver enzyme abnormalities
  • Gastric irritation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Pruritis
  • Joint pain
  • Bronchospasm

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Pancreatitis
  • Jaundice
  • Hepatic failure
  • Sleep disorders: insomnia, nightmares
  • Gynaecomastia
How to Use

How to Use

Take Novastat 10MG tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take the tablet as soon as remember, but it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the previous dose and take it according to your normal scheduled time. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.
Novastat 10MG tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant avoid stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food. Take the medicine at the same time every day as it helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. The tablet is usually taken not more than once a day.

Overdosage

Avoid taking medicine more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the tablet, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Novastat 10MG tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Confusion
  • Hepatic failure
  • Angioedema
  • Rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure
  • Severe hypoglycaemia
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use this tablet on the advice of medical practitioner. Dose adjustments or complete avoidance of the Novastat 10MG tablet may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with severe kidney diseases.

Liver:

Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the Novastat 10MG tablet may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. However, use of this tablet is not suggested in patients with severe liver diseases.

Pregnancy:

Novastat 10MG tablet is not recommended to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Lactation:

The medicine is unsafe to use for nursing mothers. Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk and harm the infant. Consult your doctor immediately if the baby shows signs of increased sleepiness, breathing problems or difficulty in breast feeding.

Alcohol:

Interaction of alcohol with Novastat 10MG tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Driving:

Novastat 10MG tablet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Food:

Avoid grape fruit juice and alcohol as they may alter serum levels.

Drug Interactions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Novastat 10MG tab with aluminium and magnesium containing antacids, warfarin, heparin, phenindione, gemfibrozil, ciclosporin, colchicine, erythromycin, Itraconazole, corticosteroids, anti-platelet agents: clopidogrel, dipyridamole, fenofibrate.

Precautions
  • Do not use this tablet post the expiry date
  • Do not use this medication for durations longer than suggested by your doctor
  • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category X: Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.


Drug Composition information
What is Rosuvastatin for:

This medication is used to reduce the cholesterol in patients with obesity problem. It is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). It slows the production of cholesterol in the body.

How does Rosuvastatin work:

Rosuvastatin lowers cholesterol.

How should Rosuvastatin be used:

Take this drug at the same time of day. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. Follow the diet and workout plan that your doctor told you about.

Common side effects of Rosuvastatin :

Headache. Loose stools (diarrhea). Belly pain. Muscle weakness. Joint pain.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

What precautions should I take when taking Rosuvastatin :

If you have an allergy to rosuvastatin or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Active liver disease or a rise in liver enzymes. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad muscle pain or weakness. Flu-like signs. Any bruising or bleeding. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Rosuvastatin with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid excessive consumption (more than 1 litre a day) of grapefruit juice. - Avoid alcohol.

How do I store Rosuvastatin :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category X : Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities andor there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.

Therapeutic Classification

Dyslipidaemic Agents


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the use of Novastat 10MG tablet?

Novastat 10MG Tablet is a combination of two medicines prescribed for the treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases who are at an increased risk of stroke or heart attack. It is also used in treating patients suffering from dyslipidaemia by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride (fat) levels. It helps in decreasing the formation of blood clots. This medicine is used with a proper healthy diet and exercise program to control high blood pressure for best possible effects.

Q2. Can we take this medicine daily?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dose and duration.

Q3. How many Novastat 10MG tablets can be taken in a day?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

Q4. What are the side effects of this medicine?

The tablet is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, liver enzyme abnormalities, gastric irritation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, depression, pruritis, rash, bronchospasm. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as peripheral neuropathy, thrombocytopenia, pancreatitis, jaundice, sleep disorders such as insomnia, nightmares, gynaecomastia, hepatic failure.

Q5. Does this medication make you sleepy?

Novastat 10MG tablet does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

Q6. When should I take the medicine?

Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

Q7. Is this medicine harmful for health?

Novastat 10MG tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to increased respiratory rate, sweating, vomiting, vertigo, confusion, hepatic failure, angioedema, rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure, severe hypoglycaemia, gastrointestinal bleeding.

Q8. Can we take this on empty stomach or should take it with food?

The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant avoid stomach upset occurs, it could be taken with food.

Q9. What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Novastat 10MG tablet?

If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to ingredients in the tablet, acute liver disease, severe renal impairment, pregnancy and lactation, myopathy. Caution is advised among patients with hypothyroidism, hereditary of muscular disorders or muscular toxicity, severe respiratory failure, uncontrolled hypertension, dyspepsia or lesion of gastrointestinal mucosa, excessive alcohol consumption, children and elderly patients.

Q10. Can I give this medicine to a child?

This medicine is not recommended for children below 6 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Q11. How long does the effect of medicine last?

The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 19 hours.

Q12. Can I take this tablet during pregnancy?

Novastat 10MG tablet is not recommended to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Q13. At what time can I take the medicine?

To get the most benefits, take the medicine preferably at the same time every day or as advised by your doctor.

Q14. Can I take this tablet without a doctor’s prescription?

No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

Q15. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?

Interaction of alcohol with Novastat 10MG tablet is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately. If you consume alcohol on regular basis, relevant dose adjustments of the medicine may be necessary depending on your clinical condition.

Q16. How to store the medicine?

Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

Q17. If I have trouble swallowing this tablet, can I mix it in water and drink?

Novastat 10MG tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

Q18. For how long should I take the medicine?

Take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor.

Q19. By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?

The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action on the body is 3-5 hours of administration.

Q20. What are the alternate medicines to Novastat 10MG tablet?

MTPROST KIT TAB, ANTIPREG KIT TAB

Seller Information
Manufactured By

LUPIN LTD

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LUPIN LTD

a-28/1, m.i.d.c, chikalthana,aurangabad - 431210, india

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