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Crevast 5 Tablet 10's

Crevast 5 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Composition

ROSUVASTATIN-5MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Eris Life Sciences Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Crevast 5 Tablet

Crevast 5 Tablet belongs to the class of medicines known as statins, which reduces bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein-LDL) and glyceride level, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke in the future. High cholesterol, known as hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia, occurs when there is an excess of the unhealthy balance of cholesterol in the blood. When there is a high cholesterol level in the blood, your arteries get narrowed and clogged, finally contributing to heart diseases like stroke and heart attack. 

Crevast 5 Tablet works by blocking liver enzymes, causing the liver to make less cholesterol. Crevast 5 Tablet increases the uptake and breakdown by the liver of cholesterol already in the blood. Thus, Crevast 5 Tablet lowers the levels of lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when lifestyle changes (like a low-fat diet) on their own have failed. Crevast 5 Tablet reduces the ‘bad’ cholesterol and increases the ‘good’ cholesterol by blocking our body’s production of ‘bad’ cholesterol. It also improves your body’s ability to remove it from your blood.

The possible side effects of Crevast 5 Tablet may include myalgia (muscle pain), asthenia (lack of energy), nausea, headache, abdominal pain, muscle pain, weakness, and daytime drowsiness. Most of these side effects of Crevast 5 Tablet do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. It is important to have your lipid profile checked regularly.

This medicine is only one part of a treatment program that should include a healthy low-fat diet, regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and weight reduction. You can normally eat while taking this medicine, but avoid high-fat foods. Before starting the dose of Crevast 5 Tablet , tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have diabetes, severe lung disease, or have musculoskeletal disorders (like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis). You should avoid taking Crevast 5 Tablet with immune system affecting medicine (cyclosporine) or anti-HIV medicines (lopinavir, ritonavir, or atazanavir) as it might have a serious effect.

Uses of Crevast 5 Tablet

Treatment of Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), Prevention of heart attack, Prevention of stroke.

Medicinal Benefits

Crevast 5 Tablet lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary events like heart attack, stroke, and heart-related chest pain (angina). Crevast 5 Tablet is beneficial in patients who are at high risk of these events. It is also prescribed in children (aged eight years or more) suffering from familial hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disease resulting in high cholesterol) along with lipid-lowering pills and other dietary measures. Crevast 5 Tablet plays a vital role in slowing atherosclerosis progress (blocked artery walls of heart due to fat/lipid deposition leading to heart attack and stroke) in adult patients.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Sprinkle Capsule: The capsule should be consumed whole. Do not chew or crush. For patients who have trouble swallowing, open the capsule and sprinkle the contents over a small amount (tablespoon) of soft food (curd, honey, tomato ketchup, vanilla and chocolate flavour pudding) and consume it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Crevast 5 Tablet

  • Myalgia (muscle pain)

  • Asthenia (lack of energy)
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Daytime drowsiness

Drug Warnings

A prolonged intake of Crevast 5 Tablet may cause muscular disorders like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis with kidney damage. A person taking excess alcohol and affected with liver disease should consult a doctor before its intake. Caution should be exercised if you are taking any blood thinner or anticoagulants like warfarin or coumarin. At least 2 hours gap should be maintained between intake of Crevast 5 Tablet and antacids like magnesium hydroxide and aluminium hydroxide. Increases in HbA1c and fasting glucose levels can be observed if a person regularly takes Crevast 5 Tablet . So you should tell the doctor before having these diabetes tests. Patients with proteinuria (protein in urine) or haematuria (blood in urine) should tell the doctor before taking the Crevast 5 Tablet , as it might require dose adjustment. It is recommended that you should have a liver enzyme test regularly if you are regularly taking Crevast 5 Tablet .

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Crevast 5 Tablet is known to contra-indicate when taken along with cyclosporine (organ transplants medicine), warfarin or clopidogrel (blood thinner), fibrates (gemfibrozil, fenofibrate), a medicine used to lower cholesterol (ezetimibe), antacid (aluminium hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide), antibiotics (erythromycin, fusidic acid), oral contraceptive pills, regorafenib (anti-cancer), anti-viral or anti-HIV drug (ritonavir, lopinavir, atazanavir, simeprevir, ombitasvir, paritaprevir, dasabuvir, velpatasvir, grazoprevir, elbasvir, glecaprevir, and pibrentsavir). 

Drug-Food Interactions: Alcoholic beverages should be avoided with Crevast 5 Tablet .

Drug-Disease Interactions: Crevast 5 Tablet may interact with disease conditions, including neuromuscular disorders (Myopathy, Myoneural Disorder), thyroid gland problems (Hypothyroidism), and Renal Dysfunction.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • WARFARIN
  • CLOPIDOGREL
  • GEMFIBROZIL
  • FENOFIBRATE
  • EZETIMIBE
  • ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE
  • MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • FUSIDIC ACID
  • REGORAFENIB
  • RITONAVIR
  • LOPINAVIR
  • ATAZANAVIR
  • SIMEPREVIR
  • OMBITASVIR
  • PARITAPREVIR
  • DASABUVIR
  • VELPATASVIR
  • GRAZOPREVIR
  • ELBASVIR
  • GLECAPREVIR
  • PIBRENTASVIR

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Keep your weight under control with a BMI of 19.5-24.9.

  • Do regular physical activity or exercise.

  • Opt for a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, veggies, and low-fat dairy products. 

  • Quitting smoking is the best strategy to lower the risk of heart disease. 

  • Avoid chronic stress. Try to enjoy and spend time with your loved ones to cope with stress and practice mindfulness techniques. 

  • Including heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid-containing food drinks in your daily diet.

Special Advise

  • Your doctor may advise on regular monitoring of liver function tests to monitor the liver enzymes.

Disease/Condition Glossary

High cholesterol: There are two types of cholesterol found in our body, good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) and bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein). Good cholesterol is good for our heart and helps in reducing the bad cholesterol from our body. On the other hand, excess of bad cholesterol (LDL) leads to the risk of heart diseases like heart attack and stroke. High cholesterol known as hyperlipidaemia or dyslipidaemia occurs when there is an excess of the unhealthy balance of cholesterol in the blood. When there is a high level of cholesterol in the blood, your arteries get narrowed and clogged that finally contributes to heart diseases, like stroke and heart attack. Eating high-fat or high-cholesterol-containing food/drinks and genetic factors are the primary causes of high cholesterol.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Crevast 5 Tablet to avoid unpleasant side-effects like drowsiness, dizziness, or sleepiness. It may also lead to a life-threatening condition like coma if taken with excessive alcohol.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Crevast 5 Tablet can have some harmful effects on the baby (foetus), so your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Crevast 5 Tablet is known to pass into the breast milk and may cause some degree of sedation in the baby. So, if you note any of the following signs in the baby let your doctor know about this.

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Driving

Safe if prescribed

Crevast 5 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

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Liver

Caution

Crevast 5 Tablet to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Kidney

Caution

Crevast 5 Tablet to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

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Children

Safe if prescribed

Crevast 5 Tablet can be prescribed in the children (aged 8 years or more) suffering from familial hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disease resulting in high cholesterol) along with lipid-lowering pills and other dietary measures.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

8th Floor, Commerce House IV, Prahladnagar, Ahmedabad – 380015 Gujarat, India
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FAQs

Crevast 5 Tablet is used for the treatment of Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), prevention of heart attack, and prevention of stroke.
Crevast 5 Tablet works by blocking liver enzymes, causing the liver to make less cholesterol. So, Crevast 5 Tablet increases the uptake and breakdown by the liver of cholesterol already in the blood. Thus, Crevast 5 Tablet lowers the levels of lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when lifestyle changes (like a low-fat diet) on their own have failed.
No, Crevast 5 Tablet should not be stopped even if you feel better as it lead to worsening of your condition. Please consult your doctor if you feel better and do as advised.
Crevast 5 Tablet can cause liver damage in very rare cases, specially when alcohol is consumed along with Crevast 5 Tablet . Caution should be taken in patients who have any underlining liver problem or history of any liver impairment and also inform your doctor before taking Crevast 5 Tablet so that dose is adjusted accordingly.
It's unlikely that Crevast 5 Tablet affects fertility in men or women. However there's not enough evidence to say for certain. Crevast 5 Tablet should be avoided if your pregnant or planning for pregnancy. For best advise, consult your doctor.
Yes, taking Crevast 5 Tablet can cause muscle aches or pains especially if you feel unwell or have a fever. Also please tell your doctor if you have a muscle weakness that is constant.
Yes, Crevast 5 Tablet can be taken at night or any other time with or without food. It is better to take it at fixed time.
Yes, Crevast 5 Tablet can cause dizziness. It is advised to avoid driving or operate any heavy machinery while taking Crevast 5 Tablet . In case you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is advised to rest for some time until you feel better.
Before starting dose of Crevast 5 Tablet tell your doctor if you have liver/kidney problems, under active thyroid (hypothyroidism), are pregnant or breastfeeding, diabetes, severe lung disease, blood in urine (haematuria) and protein in urine (proteinuria) or musculoskeletal disorder (like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis). You should avoid taking Crevast 5 Tablet with immune system affecting medicine (cyclosporine) or anti HIV medicines (lopinavir, ritonavir, or atazanavir) as it might have serious effect.
Usually, it is not safe to take Crevast 5 Tablet with fusidic acid as it may lead to muscle weakness, tenderness or pain. Please consult your doctor before taking Crevast 5 Tablet along with fusidic acid.
Crevast 5 Tablet reduces the risk of coronary events such as heart attacks, strokes, angina, or chest pain related to the heart. For patients who are more likely to experience these events, Crevast 5 Tablet is helpful. In addition, it is prescribed in conjunction with lipid-lowering medications and other dietary measures for children (eight years of age or older) with familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disease characterized by elevated cholesterol. In adult patients with atherosclerosis, blocked artery walls of the heart are caused by fat/lipid deposition that results in heart attacks and strokes—Crevast 5 Tablet is essential in reducing the disease's progression.

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