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    Storvas Information

    Storvas, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. High Cholesterol are some of its major therapeutic uses. Storvas also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Storvas. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Storvas also has some side effects, the most common being Headache, Nasopharyngitis, Diarrhoea. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Storvas as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Storvas are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    It is also important to note that Storvas has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Storvas's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Storvas related warnings section.

    Storvas is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease, Alcoholism as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Storvas contraindications section.

    Drug interactions for Storvas have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Storvas is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Storvas Benefits & Uses

    Storvas is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Storvas Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Adult
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: High Cholesterol
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Storvas Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Storvas safe for pregnant women?


      Storvas can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Storvas safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Storvas for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Storvas on the Kidneys?


      Storvas can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Storvas on the Liver?


      Storvas may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Storvas on the Heart?


      Storvas may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Storvas with Other Drugs

    Storvas should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Storvas Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Storvas unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Storvas

    • Is this Storvas habit forming or addictive?


      Storvas does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Storvas as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Storvas is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      There is no benefit of taking Storvas for mental disorders.

      No

    Storvas Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Storvas


      Taking Storvas with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Storvas


      Taking Storvas with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Storvas

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Storvas on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

    No, Storvas should not be discontinued without doctors advice. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Storvas cause diarrhea?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Storvas has been reported to cause diarrhea but this occurs in a few cases only. It is the most common side effect of this medicine. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay. 

    Question over 5 years ago

    Is Storvas safe to use?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Yes, Storvas is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, few side effects are observed at regular doses such as confusion, diarrhea, joint pain, and muscle pain. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Storvas cause hair loss?

    Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    Yes, Storvas might cause hair loss but it occurs very rarely. This problem goes away after discontinuation of the drug. However, if you notice excessive hair loss then consult it with your doctor.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Storvas cause weight gain?

    It has been reported to cause weight gain but only in a few cases, this occurs very rarely. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown. if you notice any unusual weight gain after taking this drug. Then you are recommended to discuss it with your doctor.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lipitor® (Atorvastatin Calcium)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 637-638

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 646-650

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