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Brand name: Cavstat TM

Active ingredients: rosuvastatin

What it is used for

CAVSTAT 20 should be used as an adjunct to diet when the response to diet and exercise is inadequate. ,Prevention of Cardiovascular Events CAVSTAT 20 is indicated for prevention of major cardiovascular events in men ?50 years old and women ?60 years old with no clinically evident cardiovascular disease but with at least two conventional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (hypertension, low HDL-C, smoking, or a family history of premature coronary heart disease). CAVSTAT 20 is indicated to:, Reduce the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction Reduce the risk of nonfatal stroke Reduce the risk of coronary artery revascularisation procedures.,In patients with hypercholesterolaemia CAVSTAT 20 is indicated for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia (including familial hypercholesterolaemia). ,Prior to initiating therapy with CAVSTAT 20, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g. poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, alcoholism) should be identified and treated.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Pink, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, debossed 20 on one side and R on other side.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient rosuvastatin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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