Elstatin® [Tab]

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Elstatin® [Tab] before taking it.

What is Elstatin® [Tab]

Elstatin® [Tab] is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Elstatin® [Tab] reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
Elstatin® [Tab] is used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors
Elstatin® [Tab] is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
Elstatin® [Tab] may also be used for other purposes not listed in Elstatin® [Tab] guide.

Elstatin® [Tab] side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In rare cases, Elstatin® [Tab] can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.
Also call your doctor at once if you have:
  • signs of a kidney problem--little or no urinating; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath; or
  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice.

Common side effects may include:
  • constipation, stomach pain;
  • muscle cramps; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Elstatin® [Tab] dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipidemia:

Immediate-release formulation:
Initial dose: 20 mg orally once a day with the evening meal.
Maintenance dose: 10 to 80 mg orally once a day or in 1 or 2 divided doses.
Comment: Lower doses are suggested for a smaller reduction in cholesterol level.
Extended-release formulation:
Initial dose: 20, 40, or 60 mg orally once a day at bedtime. Patients requiring smaller reductions in cholesterol may start with 10 mg orally at bedtime.
Maintenance dose: 10 to 60 mg orally given once a day at bedtime.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia:

Immediate-release:
Initial:
10 to 17 years: 10 mg orally once a day
Maintenance:
10 to 17 years: 10 to 40 mg orally once a day
Comments: Dosage adjustments should be made no earlier than every 4 weeks, adding no more than 10 mg to the current dose each time.
Extended-release:
This formulation of Elstatin® [Tab] is not recommended for pediatric patients.

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Elstatin® [Tab] medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
Glenmark
10 mg10 $0.75India
20 mg10 $1.20India


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
10 mg10 $0.53
20 mg10 $0.83
10 mg10 $0.90
Favolip 20 mg Tablet $0.15
20 mg x 10's $1.54
FAVOLIP tab 20 mg x 10's $1.54SPPL
Favolip 20mg TAB / 10 $1.54
Favolip 10 mg Tablet $0.09
10 mg x 10's $0.90
FAVOLIP tab 10 mg x 10's $0.90SPPL
Favolip 10mg TAB / 10 $0.90
10 mg10 $1.80
20 mg10 $3.15
10 mg10 $0.89
20 mg10 $1.64
20 mg x 10's $1.92
LOCHOL tab 20 mg x 10's $1.92Micro Labs
Lochol 20mg TAB / 10 $1.92
Lochol 10mg Tablet $0.04Micro Labs Ltd
LOCHOL 10MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.38Micro Labs Ltd
Lochol 20 mg x 30's $9.00
Lochol 40 mg x 30's $12.00
Lochol 80 mg x 30's $17.40
Lofacol 20 mg x 3 x 10's $19.24
20 mg x 10's $1.47
LOVASTROL tab 20 mg x 10's $1.47Medley
Lovastrol 20mg TAB / 10 $1.47
Lovex 10mg TAB / 10 $0.50
20 mg x 10's $0.98
20 mg7 $1.05
PRO-HDL tab 10 mg x 7's $0.58Wockhardt
Pro-HDL 10mg TAB / 7 $0.58
PRO-HDL tab 20 mg x 7's $1.00Wockhardt
Pro-HDL 20mg TAB / 7 $1.00
10 mg10 $0.78
10 mg x 10's $0.68
ROVACOR tab 10 mg x 10's $0.68Ranbaxy (Stancare)
Rovacor 10mg TAB / 10 $0.68
20 mg x 10's $1.00
Rovacor 20mg TAB / 10 $1.00
ROVACOR tab 20 mg x 10's $1.00Ranbaxy (Stancare)
10 mg10 $0.49
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References

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  3. "Lovastatin". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0022... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Elstatin® [Tab] - Frequently asked Questions

Can Elstatin® [Tab] be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Elstatin® [Tab]?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Elstatin® [Tab] is usually taken at bedtime or with an evening meal. If you take Elstatin® [Tab] several times daily, take it with meals. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.

You may need to take Elstatin® [Tab] on a long-term basis for the treatment of high cholesterol. You may need to stop using Elstatin® [Tab] for a short time if you have surgery or a medical emergency. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

You will need frequent blood tests to check your liver function.

Elstatin® [Tab] is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Who should not take Elstatin® [Tab]?

You should not take Elstatin® [Tab] if you are allergic to it, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have active liver disease.

The following drugs can increase your risk of serious muscle problems if you take them together with Elstatin® [Tab]. These drugs should not be used while you are taking Elstatin® [Tab]:

  • nefazodone;

  • an antibiotic--clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin;

  • antifungal medication--itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole;

  • hepatitis C medications--boceprevir, telaprevir; or

  • HIV/AIDS medication--atazanavir, cobicistat, darunavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir, tipranavir.

Before you start taking Elstatin® [Tab], tell your doctor if you are already using any of these other medicines:

  • cyclosporine;

  • danazol;

  • gemfibrozil; or

  • heart medication--amiodarone, diltiazem, dronedarone, ranolazine, verapamil.

To make sure Elstatin® [Tab] is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • history of liver or kidney disease;

  • diabetes;

  • a thyroid disorder; or

  • if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily.

Elstatin® [Tab] can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. This condition may be more likely to occur in older adults and in people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).

FDA pregnancy category X. This medicine can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not take Elstatin® [Tab] if you are pregnant. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Use effective birth control to avoid pregnancy while you are taking Elstatin® [Tab].

Elstatin® [Tab] may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not breast-feed while you are taking Elstatin® [Tab].

What other drugs will affect Elstatin® [Tab]?

Many drugs can interact with Elstatin® [Tab]. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with Elstatin® [Tab], especially:

  • delavirdine;

  • fenofibrate; or

  • fluconazole.

This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with Elstatin® [Tab]. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Can Elstatin® [Tab] be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Elstatin® [Tab] be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Following the study conducted by gMedication.com on Elstatin® [Tab], the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Elstatin® [Tab]. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology