"Roxer": analogues of the preparation
The drug "Roxer", analogues and instructions forthe application of which we will consider later in the article, refers to lipid-lowering drugs. They are prescribed for violations of fat metabolism, accompanied by an increase in the number of lipoproteins or lipids in the blood plasma. This condition can be either genetically determined or proven to be acquired, but due to asymptomatic conditions, it is usually detected by chance, during a screening study of lipid levels.
Taking the same medicines helps the patient avoid a large number of serious illnesses and maintain good health.
Which of the analogues is better
In medicine, the drug "Roxer" is consideredsufficiently effective and safe means. So, it should be noted that the first positive changes in its application can be observed after a few days after the start of treatment (although the maximum therapeutic effect occurs about a month later).
But, as emphasized by the available to the drug"Roxer" instruction, reviews (even very positive) do not solve everything. After all, for some patients this remedy for some reason does not fit, and they have to turn to analogues.
In such cases, select a replacement drug froma large list of drugs with a similar effect will have to the doctor, sometimes even by trial and error. After all, the effect and dosage of drugs are very individual.
Composition of the drug "Roxer", manufacturer and analogues
The main active ingredient in the compositiontablets "Roxera", is rosuvastine, which is an inhibitor (i.e., a substance suppressing the course of physicochemical processes) of a special enzyme that takes part in the process of cholesterol formation.
In addition to it, the composition of the described medicinal product includes:
- crospovidone, magnesium stearate,
- anhydrous lactose,
- microcrystalline cellulose,
- anhydrous colloidal silicon dioxide.
No less effective and available in the drug"Roksera" analogues - medicines "Krestor" and "Atoris". They have a similar principle of action, but in the means of "Roxer" and "Krestor" the same main active substance, and the drug "Atoris" is atorvastatin.
List of generic tablets "Roxer"
In addition to the above, the described statinthere is a rather large list of generics. We list only those that, according to experts, are bioequivalent, that is, their effect on the patient's body is the most similar. So, the most popular analogues in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia for the drug "Roxera" are:
- «Rosuvastatin Sandoz»,
- "Fastong", etc.
They differ somewhat in the speed of the effect:The slowest in this regard is "Atoris", which is often prescribed as a preventive measure. But for all analogues it is common that positive changes are visible already in the first weeks of treatment.
In what cases is the drug "Roxera" and its analogues used?
Both in analogues and in the preparation itself"Roxer" indications for use are the same - it is the presence of a patient atherosclerosis, primary, mixed or homozygous hypercholesterolemia, ischemic heart disease, arterial hypertension, and complications after vascular disease.
Specialists are strongly advised to takestatins to patients who have a genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease and hypercholesterolemia. To support your body with hypolipidemic drugs, doctors recommend that people who abuse alcohol and smoking.
To each patient, the dose and durationThe therapist determines the therapeutic course individually. So, some of the patients, after achieving positive results, stop taking the drug, while others have to take it for life to prevent it.
How is Roxer treated? Instructions for use
Analogs of the drug and the drug itself"Roxera" are available in the form of tablets, which, by the way, can not be divided, grinded or chewed before consumption. Take them regardless of food, swallowing the entire prescribed dose of the drug entirely and washing down with water.
Treatment with these drugs always begins withsmall doses (10 mg once a day). At the same time, multiple factors are necessarily taken into account, including what preparations the patient takes in parallel, and also in what state are his liver and kidneys. After the control laboratory tests, which are carried out about a month after the start of therapy, the initial dose can be increased to 20 mg. In some cases, patients who have homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, the dose is increased to 40 mg. By the way, the use of high doses of the drug "Roxer" requires constant monitoring of the patient's condition.
As the instruction to the drug emphasizes, for hisgreater effectiveness should pay attention not only to the concentration of triglycerides and cholesterol in the patient's blood, but also to his age, gender and race. This is explained by the fact that the concentration of these substances, depending on these parameters, can be different - for example, in Indians and Mongoloids it is higher, which means that the doses necessary for its recovery will be different than for Caucasians.
Contraindications for the use of the drug "Roxer"
As already mentioned above, the drug shouldappointed by a doctor. At the same time, specialists take into account the fact that with exacerbation of liver diseases, during pregnancy and lactation, as well as with severe renal failure, the drug "Roxer" or its analogs are not prescribed.
They are contraindicated in patients with neuromusculardiseases (in particular, with myopathy), patients simultaneously taking as an antidepressant "Ciclosporin", women of reproductive age who do not use contraceptives, as well as children under the age of eighteen, and elderly people after 70 years.
Dangerous for these agents when hypersensitivity to the components of tablets.
The drug "Roxer", the analogs of this tool - allthey can cause side effects. To them it is necessary to attribute first of all an allergic reaction to the components of the preparations, which manifests itself in the form of itching, rashes on the skin and urticaria, up to the development of angioedema.
There are patients and violations of the functions of the gastrointestinal tract,which are expressed by pain in the abdomen, attacks of nausea and in rare cases vomiting. There are also cases of pancreatitis development, skeletal muscle functioning disorders, manifested most often in the form of myalgia (pain in the muscles) or less often - myopathy, as well as the phenomenon of asthenia.
Possible violations of the kidneys and urinary tract, accompanied by an increase in the amount of protein in the urine.
When appointing the drug "Roxer" should betake into account the possibility of its influence on laboratory indicators. The activity of creatine kinase may increase, the concentration of glucose or bilirubin, and thyroid hormones may change.
Possibility of overdose
If the prescribed dose is exceeded, there isthe possibility of an overdose of the drug "Roxer". The manufacturer of this drug emphasizes that when a single dose of an increased dose of clinically significant manifestations of an overdose was not observed.
In the case of the appearance of signs of intoxicationThe patient is shown symptomatic treatment and maintenance therapy. Recommended and further monitoring of liver function, as well as activity of creatine kinase.
To take hypolipidemic drugs must be taken seriously!
The drug "Roxer" (analogues including) is notrefers to medicines intended for self-administration. They can not be thoughtlessly, in a quick way, "knocking down cholesterol," as it seems to some frivolous patients. Therefore, lipid-lowering drugs are dispensed only with the prescription of a doctor, and they are treated in individual dosages and with constant laboratory control of the results.
If the patient is prescribed Roxer pills ortheir analogues, he must find out with the attending physician, what undesirable effects should be feared, how to behave when they appear, clarify the schedule for blood donation at the control, etc.
Only when these conditions are met can statins prove to be the means that will significantly prolong the life of the patient and strengthen his health.