Seriva tab (Torrent)
Cerivastatin is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner
Cerivastatin is pronuounced as: seh RIH va stah tin
Cerivastatin is a lipid lowering drug belongs to HMG-coA reductase inhibitor. Cerivastatin is also called as statin.
Cerivastatin reduces the cholesterol level in the blood.
Cerivastatin reduces the low density lipo protein (LDL) and total cholesterol there by it reduces the deposit of the fat in the blood vessels and hardening of arteries, the condition called heart disease which can lead to heart attack.
Cerivastatin should not be taken by the patient who is suffering from acute liver disease.
Cerivastatin should not be taken if you are breast feeding a baby.
Pregnant woman: Cerivastatin belongs to FDA pregnancy category X. This means that cerivastatin will cause birth defects if used during pregnancy. The use of this drug in pregnancy clearly outweighs any possible benefit. Do not use cerivastatin if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Cerivastatin is available in the form of tablet.
Use cerivastatin as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease.
Use the complete course of medication as prescribed by your physician even though you feel better after one or two days of usage of medication
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician
The common side effects for cerivastatin are
Store cerivastatin at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed off safely.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: Jun 12, 2011
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