Storvas 40 Tablet
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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 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.

Storvas 40 Tablet is a widely prescribed medicine and is regarded as safe for long-term use when taken as per 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 the same time each day. 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.

Common side effects of this medicine include constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, and abdominal pain. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you notice any yellowing of your eyes or get repeated or unexplained muscle pains.

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.

Uses of Storvas Tablet

  • High cholesterol
  • Prevention of Heart attack

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.

 

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Side effects of Storvas Tablet

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

  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Dyspepsia
  • Abdominal pain

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

Alcohol

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

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.

Breastfeeding

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

Driving

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

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.

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.

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 hour.