The patient has been prescribed EUROVASTIN because he/she has a high cholesterol level. This means that the patient is at risk from a heart attack or stroke.
The doctor has advised the patient to take EUROVASTIN, because changing the diet and taking more exercise were not enough to correct the cholesterol levels. The patient should continue with the cholesterol-lowering diet and exercise while taking EUROVASTIN.
EUROVASTIN is also advised if the patient has other factors that increase the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or related health problems.
Heart attack, stroke and other problems can be caused by a disease called atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is due to build up of fatty deposits in the arteries.
The patient needs to keep taking EUROVASTIN, even if it has got the cholesterol to the right level, because it prevents the cholesterol levels from increasing again and causing build up of fatty deposits.
However, the patient should stop if advised by the doctor, or the patient has become pregnant.