ZOSTA 10 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_HC_2697 Category:

Generic : Simvastatin (10mg)

Treatment : High Cholesterol And Prevention of Heart Attack

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : USV Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$2.06

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Zosta 10 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called statins. It is used to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that builds up in your blood vessels and causes narrowing, which may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Zosta 10 Tablet is usually taken in the evening, either with or without food. However, taking it with food may reduce the chances of nausea. Take it regularly for maximum benefit. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but stopping your medicine may increase your cholesterol levels, making your condition worse and 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.

Zosta 10 Tablet should not be used in individuals with severe liver disease. Also, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take this medicine as it may harm the baby. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while taking this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels.

 

BENEFITS OF ZOSTA TABLET

In High cholesterol

Zosta 10 Tablet 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 and stroke

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 ZOSTA 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. Zosta 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW ZOSTA TABLET WORKS

Zosta 10 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

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zosta 10 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Zosta 10 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
Zosta 10 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Zosta 10 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Zosta 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zosta 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

CAUTION
Zosta 10 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zosta 10 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zosta 10 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • FUSIDIC ACID
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • TELITHROMYCIN
  • INDINAVIR
  • SAQUINAVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • NELFINAVIR
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • POSACONAZOLE
  • VORICONAZOLE
  • BOCEPREVIR
  • TELAPREVIR
  • NEFAZODONE
  • GEMFIBROZIL
  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • DANAZOL
  • COBICISTAT

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ZOSTA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Zosta 10 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 double the dose

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 Zosta

  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – tablet

 

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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