SUZASTOR. 10 mg. 60 tablets
SUZASTOR. 10 mg. 60 tablets
SUZASTOR WHAT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Suzastor belongs to a group of medicines called statins ( inhibitors of HMG-CoA reductase ) .
Suzastor are prescribed as :
Have high cholesterol levels . This means that you are at risk of heart attack or stroke.
We recommend you to take statins as changing your diet and performing more exercise were not sufficient to adjust the levels of cholesterol in you. You should continue your diet and exercise to lower cholesterol while taking Suzastor .
There are other factors that increase the risk of heart attack , stroke or other related health problems.
Heart attack , stroke and other problems can be caused by a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis due to the accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries .
Why is it important to continue taking Suzastor ?
Suzastor is used for adjusting the levels of the fatty substances in the blood, called lipids , the most common of which is cholesterol.
There are various types of cholesterol - " bad " cholesterol ( low- density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL cholesterol density ) and " good" cholesterol ( lipoprotein cholesterol , high density , or HDL cholesterol ) .
Suzastor can reduce levels of "bad" cholesterol and raise levels of good cholesterol ;
It works in that it helps to block the formation of "bad " cholesterol in your body and improves your body's ability to remove it from your blood.
In most people, high cholesterol does not affect the way in which they feel as it does not cause any symptoms. However, if cholesterol is not treated , the walls of your blood vessels may develop fatty deposits and so they would be narrower .
Sometimes narrowed blood vessels can become blocked and this will stop the flow of blood to the heart or brain , leading to heart attack or stroke. By lowering cholesterol levels , you can reduce the risk of heart attack , stroke or other related health problems.
We need to continue taking Suzastor even cholesterol you have reached normal values , as this drug prevents new increase your cholesterol . However, you should stop if your doctor tells you or if you become pregnant .
2 . BEFORE YOU TAKE SUZASTOR
Do not take Suzastor :
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to rosuvastatin or any of the other ingredients of Suzastor ;
if you have liver disease ;
if you have severe kidney disease ;
If you have repeated or unexplained muscle pain or painful sensations ( myopathy ) ;
if you are taking a drug called cyclosporine ( used for example after organ transplantation ) ;
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding (see section "Pregnancy and lactation " ) . If any of these apply to you (or you are experiencing doubt) , consult your doctor.
Take special care with Suzastor :
if you have kidney problems;
if you have liver problems;
if you have severe belodrobna failure;
If you have repeated or unexplained muscle pain or painful sensations ( myopathy ) , personal or family history of muscle problems or if you have had muscle problems while taking other medicines to lower cholesterol . Tell your doctor immediately if you experience unexplained muscle pain or painful sensations and , especially if you feel unwell or fever ;
if you regularly consume large amounts of alcohol ;
If your thyroid gland is not functioning properly ;
if you take other medicines called fibrates to lower your cholesterol;
if you are taking medicines for HIV infection (eg , lopinavir , ritonavir) , cf. section "Taking other medicines" ;
if you are older than 70 years ( as your doctor has to choose the correct starting dose Suzastor to your needs ) ;
if you are of Asian origin (these are Japanese, Chinese , Filipinos , Vietnamese, Koreans and Indians ) . Your doctor should choose the right starting dose Suzastor to your needs ;
If the patient is under 10 years of age: Suzastor should not be given to children under 10 years of age;
If the patient is under 18 years of age: 40 mg Suzastor is not suitable for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
If any of the described above apply to you (or if you are not sure ):
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking rosuvastatin .
In few statins can affect the liver . This is established by a test , which examined the levels of liver enzymes in the blood. Therefore doctor would do , as is usual that a blood test ( liver function test ) both before and during treatment with Suzastor .
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including those you take without a prescription.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:
cyclosporine (used for example after organ transplantation ) ;
warfarin or any other medicine to thin the blood ;
fibrates , and other products for lowering lipids ( such as gemfibrozil , fenofibrate ) ;
any other medicine to lower cholesterol (such as ezetimibe ) ;
treatments for indigestion (used to neutralize the acids in your stomach) ;
erythromycin (antibiotic) ;
oral contraceptives ( pills prevent pregnancy ) ;
hormone replacement therapy or lopinavir and ritonavir ( for the treatment of infection by HIV ) .
Please see " Take special care with Suzastor ." Suzastor may modify the activity of these drugs , or they may change the action of Suzastor .
Taking Suzastor with food and drink
You can take Suzastor with or without food.
Pregnancy and lactation
Suzastor not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking Suzastor should immediately stop taking the medication and notify your doctor. Women should avoid becoming pregnant while taking Suzastor using appropriate means of contraception.
Driving and using machines
Most people can not drive or operate machinery while taking Suzastor because the drug does not affect their ability to do so. However, some people feel dizzy during treatment with Suzastor . If you feel dizzy, consult your doctor before you drive or use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Suzastor
If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars (lactose or milk sugar) , you should consult with your doctor before taking Suzastor .
3 . HOW TO TAKE SUZASTOR
Before starting treatment , your doctor will put you on a diet to lower cholesterol , which should be continued during treatment.
Your doctor will decide which is the best dose for you.
Always take Suzastor exactly as your doctor tells you . If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Usual dose for adults
If you take Suzastor for high cholesterol :
Your treatment with Suzastor should start with a dose of 5 mg or 10 mg, even if you have received a higher dose of another statin. Your initial choice of dose will depend on:
The dose depends on:
your cholesterol ;
level of risk of heart attack or stroke in you;
that if you have an agent that we make more sensitive to possible side effects .
Please consult your doctor or pharmacist about the initial dose of Suzastor is best suited for you.
Your doctor may decide to prescribe the lowest dose ( 5 mg), if:
are Asian ( Japanese, Chinese , Filipinos , Koreans and Indians ) ;
are aged over 70 years;
you have moderate kidney problems ;
you are at risk of muscle pain or painful sensations ( myopathy ) .
Increasing the dose and maximum daily dose
Your doctor may decide to increase your dose . This is to take Suzastor dose that is right for you. If zapochnete with a dose of 5 mg, doctor can decide to double to 10 mg, and then to 20 mg and then 40 mg, if needed. If you started with 10 mg, your doctor may decide to double the dose to 20 mg and then to 40 mg, if necessary. Between each change in dose is made 4- week rest period . The maximum daily dose Suzastor is 40 mg. It is only for patients with high levels of cholesterol and increased risk of heart attack or stroke , in which the levels of cholesterol can be reduced sufficiently at the dose of 20 mg.
If you take Suzastor to reduce the risk of heart attack , stroke or related health problems :
The recommended dose is 20 mg daily. However, your doctor may decide to use a lower dose if you have any of these factors mentioned above.
Usual doses in children aged 10 - 17 years
The usual starting dose is 5 mg. Your doctor may increase your dose to the most appropriate dose Suzastor for you. The maximum daily dose of Suzastor is 20 mg. Take your dose once a day.
Swallow each tablet whole with water.
Take Suzastor daily. You can take it anytime of the day. Try to take the tablet at the same time each day to help you remember .
Regular tests of cholesterol
It is important to go to your doctor for regular cholesterol tests to make sure that your cholesterol is reached and remained within normal limits.
Your doctor may decide to increase your dose to take the amount of Suzastor that is appropriate for you.
If you take more dose Suzastor
Ask your doctor or nearest hospital .
If you go to the hospital or treating another disease , tell the medical staff that you are taking Suzastor .
If you forget to take Suzastor
Do not worry, just take your next scheduled dose at the right time . Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Suzastor
Consult your doctor if you should stop taking Suzastor . Your cholesterol levels may increase again if you stop taking Suzastor .
If you have any questions about using this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4 . POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Suzastor can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .
It is important to be aware of what can be the side effects . They are usually mild and disappear after a short period of time.
Stop taking Suzastor and immediately seek medical help if you have any of the following allergic reactions :
difficulty breathing with or without swelling of the face , lips, tongue and / or throat ;
swelling of face, lips, tongue and / or throat that may cause difficulty in swallowing ;
severe itching of the skin ( with blisters ) .
Furthermore , stop taking Suzastor and immediately tell your doctor if you experience unusual pain or painful sensations in the muscles that keep a long time. Muscular symptoms are more common in children and adolescents compared with adults. As with other statins , very few people experience unpleasant effects in muscle , they rarely last longer and become potentially life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis.
Common possible side effects (may affect between 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients):
stomach pain ;
muscle pain ;
a feeling of weakness ;
diabetes , particularly those with blood sugar at the upper end of the normal range.
Uncommon possible side effects (may affect between 1 in 10 to 1 in 1000 patients):
rash , itching or other reaction of the skin;
increased amount of protein in the urine ( abnormal results of the study of renal function ) - usually normalized by itself , without having to stop taking your tablets Suzastor .
Rare possible side effects (may affect between 1 in 10 to 1 in 10,000 patients):
serious allergic reaction - signs are swelling of the face , lips, tongue and / or throat , difficulty swallowing and breathing, severe itching of the skin ( with blisters ) . If you think you have an allergic reaction , stop taking Suzastor and seek immediate medical attention ;
muscle damage in adults - as a precaution stop taking Suzastor immediately and consult your doctor if you have unusual pain or painful sensations in the muscles that continue for a long time ;
severe stomach pain (inflammation of the pancreas)
elevated liver enzymes in the blood.
Very rare possible side effects (likely to affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
jaundice ( yellowing of the skin or eyes ) ;
hepatitis ( inflammation of liver) ;
traces of blood in your urine ;
damage to the nerves in your legs and your arms ( such as understanding ) ;
joint pain ;
memory loss .
Side effects of unknown frequency include:
diarrhea ( loose stools ) ;
Stevens -Johnson syndrome ( severe blistering of the skin , mouth, eyes and genitals ) ;
shortness of breath ;
edema (swelling) ;
sleep disorders, including insomnia and nightmares ;
disorders of sexual function ;
Problems associated with the breathing , including the persistent cough and / or shortness of breath or a higher temperature.
If any side effects become bothersome or experience other effects not listed in this leaflet , please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5 . HOW TO STORE SUZASTOR
Keep out of reach of children.
Suzastor not use after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture. Shelf life after opening HDPE bottles up to three months.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required . These measures will help to protect the environment.
6 . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
What does Suzastor :
The active agent is rosuvastatin .
Suzastor 5 mg film-coated tablets
Each tablet contains 5 mg rosuvastatin ( as rosuvastatin calcium) .
Suzastor 10 mg film-coated tablets
Each tablet contains 10 mg rosuvastatin ( as rosuvastatin calcium) .
Suzastor 20 mg film-coated tablets
Each tablet contains 20 mg rosuvastatin ( as rosuvastatin calcium) .
Other ingredients are:
Tablet contains : anhydrous lactose , silica , colloidal anhydrous , siliconized microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch , talc , sodium stearyl fumarate.
Tablet coating : hypromellose, mannitol 421, macrogol 6000, talc , titanium dioxide E171 , yellow iron oxide E172 , red iron oxide E172 .