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Elstatin® [Tab] is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, prescribed for high cholesterol.  It reduces the production of certain fatty substances in the body.

Drug information on Elstatin® [Tab] (Lovastatin) from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Elstatin® [Tab]

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Lovastatin
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Medical Condition(s) for which Elstatin® [Tab] may be prescribed

Side effects of Elstatin® [Tab]

   Body As a Whole : Weakness.

   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal pain, non- fatal liver failure, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence and nausea.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps, muscle pain, Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy (IMNM).

   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, cognitive impairment (e.g., memory loss, forgetfulness, amnesia, memory impairment, confusion) and headache.

   Skin : Rash.

   Special Senses : Blurred vision.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended dose range is 10-80 mg daily at bedtime.

How to use Elstatin® [Tab]?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is Elstatin® [Tab] not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, elevated liver enzymes level, pregnancy, lactation and hypersensitivity.
It should not be co-administered with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors.

Warnings and Precautions for Elstatin® [Tab]

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, alcoholism, who had an organ transplant or surgery, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly and children.

• It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Monitor blood cholesterol level, liver function tests and creatine phosphokinase (CPK) blood levels regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Elstatin® [Tab]

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Elstatin® [Tab]

Store it at room temperature (20-25°C). Store this medication away from light and out the reach of children.

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