Arvast 10mg Tablet
Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s 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. 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 bad cholesterol (LDL) leads to the risk of heart diseases like heart attack and stroke. 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 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.
Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s works by blocking liver enzymes, causing the liver to make less cholesterol. So, Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s increases the uptake and breakdown by the liver of cholesterol already in the blood. Thus, Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s lowers the levels of lipids known as cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood when lifestyle changes (like low-fat diet) on their own have failed. Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s 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.
You can take Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience myalgia (muscle pain), asthenia (lack of energy), nausea, headache, abdominal pain, muscle pain, weakness, and daytime drowsiness. Most of these side effects of Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s 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 try to avoid high-fat foods. Before starting the dose of Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding, diabetes, severe lung disease, or musculoskeletal disorder (like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis). You should avoid taking Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s with immune system affecting medicine (cyclosporine) or anti-HIV medicines (lopinavir, ritonavir, or atazanavir) as it might have a serious effect.
Uses of Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s
Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), Prevention of heart attack, Prevention of stroke
Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary events like heart attack, stroke, and heart-related chest pain (angina). Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s is beneficial in patients who are at high risk of these events. It is also 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. Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s 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.
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Side Effects of Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s
In some cases, you may experience myalgia (muscle pain), asthenia (lack of energy), nausea, headache, abdominal pain, muscle pain, weakness, and daytime drowsiness. Most of these side effects of Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
A prolonged intake of Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s may cause muscular disorders like myopathy and rhabdomyolysis with kidney damage. It is recommended that you should have a liver enzyme test regularly if you are regularly taking Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s. 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 Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s and antacids like magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide. Increases in HbA1c and fasting glucose levels can be observed if a person is regularly taking Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s. 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 Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s, as it might require dose adjustment.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s 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-Disease Interaction: Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s should be taken with caution if you have kidney problems, thyroid gland problem (hypothyroidism), muscular problems (like rhabdomyolysis, myopathy), blood in the urine (haematuria) and protein in urine (proteinuria).
Drug-Food Interaction: Alcoholic beverages should be avoided with Arvast 10mg Tablet 15’s.