CELMANTIN belongs to a group of medicines called statins.
CELMANTIN is used to correct the levels of fatty substances in the blood called lipids, the most common of which is cholesterol.
There are different types of cholesterol found in the blood - 'bad' cholesterol (LDL-C) and 'good' cholesterol (HDL-C).
CELMANTIN can reduce the 'bad' cholesterol and increase the 'good' cholesterol.
It works by helping to block the body's production of 'bad' cholesterol. It also improves the body's ability to remove it from the blood.
For most people, high cholesterol does not affect the way they feel because it does not produce any symptoms. However, if it is left untreated, fatty deposits can build up in the walls of the blood vessels causing them to narrow.
Sometimes, these narrowed blood vessels can get blocked which can cut off the blood supply to the heart or brain leading to a heart attack or a stroke. By lowering the cholesterol levels, the patient's risk of having a heart attack, a stroke or related health problems can be reduced.
The patient needs to keep taking CELMANTIN, even if it has got the cholesterol to the right level, because it prevents the cholesterol levels from creeping up again and causing buildup of fatty deposits. However, the patient should stop if advised by the doctor, or the patient has become pregnant.