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Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet

Manufactured bySANOFI INDIA LTD
ContainsAtorvastatin (10 mg) + Fenofibrate (160 mg)
Description
Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. It is used for the treatment of hyperlipidaemia (high levels of fats in the body). This medicine works by lowering the levels of bad cholesterol and increasing the levels of good cholesterol in your body. Thus, it prevents the risk of heart attack and stroke (a condition that causes reduced oxygen supply to the brain). Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet shows side effects like runny nose, sneezing, diarrhoea, headache, and muscle pain. These side effects subside on their own as your body starts adapting to this medicine. However, consult your doctor if these side effects persist or become worse. Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet can be taken with or without food. For ease of remembering, take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may worsen your condition. Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Avoid taking this medicine if you have severe kidney problems, pre-existing liver conditions, or gallbladder conditions such as gallstones (solid deposits that develop in your gallbladder). Also, inform your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or taking other medicines to avoid undesired effects. Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet

  • Chills and fever
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Diarrhoea
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness

Uses of Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Prevention of heart attack and stroke
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken for Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet to show its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet remains active in your body is not known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage and other undesired effects.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet has no habit-forming tendency.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet passes into the breastmilk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.

Severe Kidney disease

Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use if you have severe kidney problems. This medicine is exerted through urine and an impaired kidney function may lead to its accumulation in your body. It may also cause further kidney damage.

Gallbladder Disease

Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use if you have any condition affecting your gallbladder such as gallstones (solid deposits that develop in your gallbladder, a small pouch that stores bile produced by the liver). This medicine may further increase the risk of gallstones.

Liver Disease

Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet may cause abnormal liver function, swelling of the liver, and liver damage. Hence, this medicine is not recommended for use if you have active liver problems as it may further worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet passes into the breastmilk. Hence is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Use in children

Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Increase in serum creatinine levels

Creatinine is a waste substance that your kidneys normally eliminate from the body. Any change in the creatinine levels in the blood indicates kidney damage. Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause an increase in the creatinine levels in your blood. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function while you are taking this medicine.

Haematologic changes

Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet should be used with caution as it may cause a decrease in haemoglobin (an iron-containing protein responsible for carrying oxygen), haematocrit (the ratio of the volume of red blood cells to the total volume of blood), and white blood cell levels. Your doctor may recommend period blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose of Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose of this medicine.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet as it may increase the risk of liver damage and other undesired effects.
Interaction with Medicine

Clarithromycin

Leflunomide

Atazanavir

Cyclosporine

Gemfibrozil

Disease interactions

Cognitive Impairment

Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet may cause memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion, etc. Hence, this medicine should be used with caution if you have cognitive impairment (a condition that causes a decline in mental abilities like memory, learning new things, focusing, or making decisions).

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis is a condition that causes the breakdown of muscle tissue. The damaged muscle fibres may enter the bloodstream, leading to kidney damage and other problems. Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet should be used with caution if you have rhabdomyolysis as it may worsen your condition.

Diabetes

Diabetes refers to high blood sugar levels. Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet should be used with caution if you have diabetes as this medicine may alter the blood sugar levels. Therefore, regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while taking this medicine.
Food interactions
Consumption of grapefruit juice is not recommended during treatment with Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet as it may increase the absorption of this medicine into the blood. This may increase the risk of side effects.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Take a low salt and low-fat diet and exercise regularly to get maximum benefits from the treatment. Consult your doctor if you experience symptoms like unusual muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness. Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet as it may increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest periodic blood tests to check your lipid (fat) levels and other blood components while you are taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Sitestat F (10/160 mg) Tablet is a combination of Atorvastatin and Fenofibrate. Atorvastatin reduces the level of bad cholesterol in your blood. Fenofibrateworks by increasing the natural lipid (fat) breakdown process with the help of an enzyme. This removes the bad cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) from your blood and increases the levels of good cholesterol.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Statins, Fibric acid derivatives, Antihyperlipidemic combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

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