HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS 9-VALENT VACCINE

WILOVAST

Wilovast is used in the following conditions:

  • Lowering cholesterol levels: Wilovast is prescribed to individuals with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol. It works by inhibiting an enzyme in the liver that is responsible for producing cholesterol. By reducing LDL cholesterol levels, Wilovast helps to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Preventing cardiovascular events: Wilovast is also used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in individuals who have underlying heart disease or are at high risk for developing it. It has been shown to be effective in decreasing the incidence of heart attacks, strokes, and the need for procedures like angioplasty or bypass surgery.
  • Improving lipid profiles: In addition to lowering LDL cholesterol, Wilovast can also increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often referred to as “good” cholesterol. It can also decrease triglyceride levels, another type of fat found in the blood. These improvements in lipid profiles contribute to better cardiovascular health.

This medicine may be recommended for different uses. Approach your physician or pharmacist for more information.

Do not use Wilovast in people with the following conditions:

  • Hypersensitivity: Individuals who have had an allergic reaction to Wilovast or any of its components should not take the medication. Allergic reactions can manifest as rash, itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing.
  • Active liver disease: Wilovast is metabolized by the liver, so individuals with active liver disease or persistent elevations in liver enzymes should avoid using Wilovast. It can further impair liver function and potentially worsen the condition.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Wilovast is not recommended during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the developing fetus. It is also not recommended for breastfeeding mothers as it can pass into breast milk and potentially harm the nursing infant.
  • Concomitant use with certain medications: There are certain medications that can interact with Wilovast and increase the risk of side effects or adverse reactions. For example, using Wilovast with medications like cyclosporine, gemfibrozil, or certain HIV protease inhibitors can increase the levels of Wilovast in the blood and increase the risk of muscle-related side effects. It’s important to inform your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking to avoid potential interactions.
  • Alcohol abuse: Alcohol abuse or excessive alcohol consumption can increase the risk of liver problems when combined with Wilovast. It’s advisable to limit or avoid alcohol intake while taking this medication.

Wilovast may have the following side effects:

  • Muscle pain or weakness: This is one of the most commonly reported side effects of statin medications, including Wilovast. It can range from mild discomfort to severe muscle damage, though severe cases are rare. If you experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, it’s important to inform your healthcare provider
  • Headache: Some individuals may experience headaches while taking Wilovast. These are usually mild and temporary.
    Abdominal pain or nausea: Wilovast can occasionally cause stomach discomfort or nausea. These symptoms are typically mild and go away on their own.
  • Increased liver enzymes: In rare cases, Wilovast can cause an increase in liver enzymes, which are indicators of liver function. Regular monitoring of liver function is usually recommended while taking this medication.
    Allergic reactions: Although rare, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to Wilovast. Signs of an allergic reaction may include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

Keep in mind that your physician has recommended this drug since he or she has known that the advantage to you is more noteworthy than the risk of adverse reactions. Many individuals utilizing this medicine don’t have serious side effects.

A serious allergy to this medication is uncommon. In any case, seek emergency medical help if you see any manifestations of a serious allergic response, including a rash, tingling or swelling particularly of the face or tongue or throat, dizziness or difficulty in breathing.

This is not a complete list of side effects. If you see other effects not recorded above, contact your physician or pharmacist.

Precautions

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Muscle disorders

Prior to taking this medicine, tell your physician or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, or if you have some other hypersensitivities. This drug may contain inert ingredients which can cause unfavorable side effects or different issues. Talk with your pharmacist for more information.

Interactions

Wilovast may interact with the following medicines:

  • Cyclosporine: Taking Wilovast with cyclosporine can significantly increase the levels of Wilovast in your bloodstream, increasing the risk of side effects such as muscle pain or liver problems. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Wilovast dosage or consider alternative treatment options
  • Gemfibrozil and other fibrates: Combining Wilovast with fibrates, such as gemfibrozil, can increase the risk of muscle-related side effects, including muscle pain, weakness, and rhabdomyolysis (a severe muscle breakdown). Your healthcare provider may recommend alternative cholesterol-lowering medications or adjust the dosages carefully
  • HIV protease inhibitors: Certain HIV protease inhibitors, such as ritonavir and lopinavir/ritonavir, can increase the levels of Wilovast in your bloodstream. This can increase the risk of side effects, particularly muscle-related complications. Dose adjustments and close monitoring may be necessary.
  • Antacids: Some antacids containing aluminum or magnesium hydroxide can interfere with the absorption of Wilovast. If you need to take an antacid, it is generally recommended to take it at least two hours before or after taking Wilovast to avoid potential interactions.
  • Warfarin: Wilovast may increase the anticoagulant effects of warfarin, which can increase the risk of bleeding. If you are taking warfarin, your healthcare provider may need to monitor your blood clotting function more closely and adjust your warfarin dosage as needed.These are not all the possible interactions with Wilovast.

Inform your physician about the drugs you take including over-the-counter medications, prescribed drugs, supplements and vitamins.

If you suspect an overdose, contact your doctor right away.

Available Brands:

  • Rosuvastatin

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