STORVAS 40 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_HC_1887 Category:

Generic : Atorvastatin (40mg)

Treatment Heart Attack , High Cholesterol

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$4.19

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Storvas 40 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart diseases. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Storvas 40 Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use when taken as per the doctor’s advice. It can be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take it at any time of the day but try to take it at about the same time each day. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but stopping your medicine may increase your cholesterol levels thereby increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

It is important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly. This medicine is only one part of the treatment program which should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake, and weight reduction. You can eat normally while taking this medicine, but try to avoid foods that are high in fat.

This medicine should not be used in some conditions such as liver disease. Also, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should not take this medicine as it may harm the developing baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. Your doctor may check your liver function before starting the treatment and monitor it regularly thereafter.

 

BENEFITS OF STORVAS TABLET

In High cholesterol

Storvas 40 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It works by reducing the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raising the amount of “good” cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. Lowering the amount of cholesterol reduces the chances of heart diseases and helps you remain healthier for longer.
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.

In Prevention of Heart attack

High levels of cholesterol can cause your blood vessels to narrow (atherosclerosis) and put you at risk of having a stroke or heart disease. Lowering the amount of this fat reduces the chances of this happening and helps you remain healthier for longer. Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well.

 

HOW TO USE STORVAS 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. Storvas 40 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW STORVAS TABLET WORKS

Storvas 40 Tablet 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) and triglycerides, raising the level of “good” cholesterol (HDL).

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Storvas 40 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Storvas 40 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.
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Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Storvas 40 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Storvas 40 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Storvas 40 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Storvas 40 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver

CAUTION
Storvas 40 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Storvas 40 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Storvas 40 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • CEPHALEXIN
  • TETRACYCLINE
  • GENTAMICIN
  • MICONAZOLE
  • FLUCONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • ABACAVIR
  • RETROVIR
  • TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL
  • RIBAVIRIN
  • ELBASVIR
  • CYCLOSPORIN
  • AMIODARONE
  • VERAPAMIL
  • DILTIAZEM

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE STORVAS TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Storvas 40 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 take two doses within 12 hours.

SIDE EFFECTS

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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 Storvas

  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Nausea
  • Pain in extremities
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Abnormal liver function tests

FAQ's

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Q. What should I know about high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Total cholesterol is determined by the total amount of LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body. LDL cholesterol is called “bad” cholesterol. Bad cholesterol can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart disease and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called “good” cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. High levels of triglycerides are also harmful to you.

Q. Can Storvas 40 Tablet cause muscle problems or muscle injury?

Yes, taking Storvas 40 Tablet can cause muscle problems or muscle injury. This is because of the reduced oxygen supply to the muscle cells which leads to fatigue, muscle pain, tenderness, or muscle weakness. The soreness may be significant enough to interfere with your daily activities. Do not take it lightly and consult your doctor to know about ways to prevent this and to avoid making it worse.

Q. Is Storvas 40 Tablet used for lowering cholesterol?

Storvas 40 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as statins, which lowers the level of lipids or fats. Storvas 40 Tablet is used to lower lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes fail to lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. If you are at an increased risk of heart disease, Storvas 40 Tablet can also be used to reduce such risk even if your cholesterol levels are normal. You should maintain a standard cholesterol-lowering diet during treatment.

Q. Can Storvas 40 Tablet be prescribed to children?

Storvas 40 Tablet is for adults and children aged 10 years or more whose cholesterol levels do not come down enough with exercise and a low-fat diet. It is not approved for use in patients younger than 10 years old.

Q. Is Storvas 40 Tablet a blood thinner?

No, Storvas 40 Tablet is not a blood thinner. It is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It works by slowing down the production of cholesterol in the body. This further decreases the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the part of the body. By lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides it prevents the chances of stroke and heart attack.

Q. Will taking Storvas 40 Tablet lead to an increase in my risk of diabetes?

If you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, taking Storvas 40 Tablet may increase this risk slightly. This is because Storvas 40 Tablet can raise your blood sugar a little. If you already have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may advise monitoring your blood sugar levels more closely for the first few months. Tell your doctor if you find it harder to control your blood sugar.

Q. For how long do I need to take Storvas 40 Tablet? Is it safe for long-term use?

You may need to take Storvas 40 Tablet life long or for the duration prescribed by your doctor. The benefits will only continue for as long as you take it. If you stop taking Storvas 40 Tablet without starting a different treatment, your cholesterol levels may rise again. It is considered to be safe and has few side effects if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Does Storvas 40 Tablet cause weight loss?

No, Storvas 40 Tablet has not been reported to cause weight loss. However, weight gain has been reported as an uncommon side effect. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking Storvas 40 Tablet.

Q. Can I stop taking Storvas 40 Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Storvas 40 Tablet without consulting your doctor. If you think that Storvas 40 Tablet is causing side effects, you should consult your doctor who may accordingly lower your dose or change your medicine.

Q. Can I take alcohol with Storvas 40 Tablet?

No, it is not advised to take alcohol with Storvas 40 Tablet. This is because the risk of developing liver problems increases if you drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Moreover, there is a significant increase in the triglyceride levels if Storvas 40 Tablet is taken along with alcohol. This can further lead to liver damage and also worsen some of the side effects such as muscle pain, muscle weakness, and tenderness. People with liver problems are therefore advised, not to take Storvas 40 Tablet without consulting the doctor. They should also refrain from consuming alcohol while taking this medicine to get maximum benefit.

Q. Does Storvas 40 Tablet cause memory loss?

Memory loss may occur with Storvas 40 Tablet in very rare cases. This is generally non-serious and may occur as early as 1 day or may take years to appear. These symptoms may disappear within about 3 weeks of discontinuing Storvas 40 Tablet. However, you should consult your doctor if you experience this side effect as it could be due to some other reason.

Q. When should I take Storvas 40 Tablet?

Storvas 40 Tablet is generally taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or at any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day to help remember when to take it.

Q. Does Storvas 40 Tablet make you tired?

Yes, Storvas 40 Tablet can make you feel tired. This is because they reduce the energy supply to the muscles in the body. However, the exact reason behind the phenomenon is unknown and needs more research. Tiredness usually occurs after exertion. Generalized fatigue is more often seen in people with heart disease or those suffering from liver illness. Storvas 40 Tablet also causes muscle damage which further worsens the tiredness. Therefore, you must consult your doctor if you feel tired while taking Storvas 40 Tablet.

Q. What are the most common side effects of Storvas 40 Tablet?

The common side effects of Storvas 40 Tablet include nausea, indigestion, constipation, flatulence, diarrhea, headache, and aches and pains in your back and joints. It may also cause nosebleeds, sore throat, and cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, blocked nose, or sneezing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

Pack form  – tablet

weight  –  5 (gms)

Dimensions  –  3 (cm) x 7 (cm) x 1 (cm)

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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