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Baycol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cerivastatin (Baycol)?
- What are the possible side effects of cerivastatin (Baycol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cerivastatin (Baycol)?
- Who should not take cerivastatin (Baycol)?
- How should I take cerivastatin (Baycol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Baycol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Baycol)?
- What should I avoid while taking cerivastatin (Baycol)?
- What other drugs will affect cerivastatin (Baycol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Baycol)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of cerivastatin.
What happens if I overdose (Baycol)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an overdose of cerivastatin are not known.
What should I avoid while taking cerivastatin (Baycol)?
Alcohol and cerivastatin can both damage your liver. Discuss with your doctor the amount of alcohol that you drink so that it can be determined if cerivastatin is the best choice for lowering your cholesterol.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with cerivastatin. The interaction could lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect cerivastatin (Baycol)?
Do not take cerivastatin without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral);
- gemfibrozil (Lopid), clofibrate (Atromid-S), or fenofibrate (Tricor);
- niacin (Nicolar, Nicobid, Slo-Niacin, others);
- erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Ery-Tab, others) or clarithromycin (Biaxin); or
- itraconazole (Sporanox), fluconazole (Diflucan), or ketoconazole (Nizoral).
The medications listed above may interact with cerivastatin and damage your muscles. Generally, these medicines are not used together.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with cerivastatin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about cerivastatin written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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