Eurovastin

Eurovastin Side Effects

rosuvastatin

Manufacturer:

Eurodrug

Distributor:

DCH Auriga - Healthcare
Full Prescribing Info
Side Effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
It is important that the patient is aware of what these side effects may be. They are usually mild and disappear after a short time.
Stop taking EUROVASTIN and seek medical help immediately if having any of the following allergic reactions: Difficulty in breathing, with or without swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat; Swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat, which may cause difficulty in swallowing; Severe itching of the skin (with raised lumps).
Stop taking EUROVASTIN and talk to the doctor immediately if having any unusual aches or pains in the muscles which go on for longer than expected. Muscle symptoms are more common in children and adolescents than in adults. As with other statins, a very small number of people have experienced unpleasant muscle effects and rarely these have gone on to become a potentially life-threatening muscle damage known as rhabdomyolysis.
Common possible side effects (these may affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 patients): Headache.
Stomach pain.
Constipation.
Feeling sick.
Muscle pain.
Feeling weak.
Dizziness.
An increase in the amount of protein in the urine - this usually returns to normal on its own without having to stop taking EUROVASTIN tablets (only rosuvastatin 40 mg).
Diabetes. This is more likely if the patient has high levels of sugars and fats in the blood, is overweight, and has high blood pressure. The doctor will monitor the patient while taking this medicine.
Uncommon possible side effects (these may affect between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1,000 patients): Rash, itching or other skin reactions.
An increase in the amount of protein in the urine - this usually returns to normal on its own without having to stop taking EUROVASTIN tablets (only rosuvastatin 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg).
Rare possible side effects (these may affect between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 10,000 patients): Severe allergic reaction - signs include swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat, difficulty in swallowing and breathing, a severe itching of the skin (with raised lumps). If the patient thinks he/she is having an allergic reaction, then taking EUROVASTIN should be stopped and seek medical help immediately.
Muscle damage in adults - as a precaution, stop taking EUROVASTIN and talk to the doctor immediately if having any unusual aches or pains in the muscles which go on for longer than expected.
A severe stomach pain (inflamed pancreas).
Decrease of platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia).
Increase in liver enzymes in the blood.
Very rare possible side effects (these may affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients): Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes); Hepatitis (an inflamed liver); Traces of blood in the urine; Damage to the nerves of the legs and arms (such as numbness); Joint pain; Memory loss; Breast enlargement in men (gynaecomastia).
Side effects of unknown frequency may include: Diarrhoea (loose stools); Stevens-Johnson syndrome (serious blistering condition of the skin, mouth, eyes and genitals); Cough; Shortness of breath; Oedema (swelling); Sleep disturbances, including insomnia and nightmares; Sexual difficulties; Depression; Breathing problems (dry cough and/or shortness of breath or fever); Tendon injury; Permanent muscle weakness.
Reporting of side effects: If any side effects are experienced, talk to the doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed.
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