Rostab 5 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... View More
Uses of Rostab 5
Side effects of Rostab 5
How to use Rostab 5
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. Rostab 5 may be taken with... View More
How Rostab 5 works
Rostab 5 is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required by the body to make cholesterol, t... View More
What if you forget to take Rostab 5?
If you miss a dose of Rostab 5, 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 ... View More
Hyperlipidaemias, Primary hypercholesterolaemia (heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia), mixed dyslipidaemia, homozygous familial hypercholesterol... View More
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemiaProphylaxis of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients Adult: I... View More
Oral Child Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: >10 yr Initially, 5 mg once daily, may be adjusted at intervals of at least 4 wk. Max: 20 mg... View More
Renal impairment Severe (CrCl <30 mL/min/1.73m²) and not on hemodialysis: Decrease starting dose to 5 mg PO qDay; not to exceed 10 mg PO qDay CrCl>30m... View More
Severe renal impairment, active liver disease, unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases; hypersensitivity. Pregnancy, lactation.
Mode of Action
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Patients w/ predisposing factors for myopathy (e.g. untreated hypothyroidism, renal impairment), history of chronic liver disease and alcoholism. Monito... View More
>10% Myalgia (3-13%) 1-10% Arthralgia (10%),Diabetes mellitus, new onset (3%),Pharyngitis (9%),Headache (6%),Asthenia (up to 5%),Dizziness (4%),CPK... View More
May increase serum levels of warfarin and oral contraceptives. May increase serum levels w/ itraconazole, HIV protease inhibitors. May decrease serum le... View More