4. How and when to take it
Take Taven once a day. You can choose to take it at any time, as long as you stick to the same time every day.
Sometimes doctors may recommend taking it in the evening. This is because your body makes most cholesterol at night. If you're not sure when to take your medicine, ask a pharmacist or your doctor for advice.
Taven doesn't upset the stomach, so you can take it with or without food.
Swallow Taven tablets whole with a glass of water. If you've been given chewable tablets, you can chew them or swallow them whole with a glass of water.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- Muscle problems. Symptoms can include:
- unexplained muscle weakness, tenderness, or pain
- tiredness or weakness
- loss of appetite
- upper stomach pain
- dark-colored urine Jaundice, also known as icterus
- yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Taven oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Taven are listed below.
Do not use Lipitor Taven if you are allergic to the any given below point:
- Liver problems
- If you are having a baby (pregnant) or Trying to Become Pregnant
- breast feeding.
To Ensure Lipitor Taven is risk-free in your case, talk to your personal doctor if you have:
- Muscles pain or body weakness
- Historical past of liver illness
- Historical past of k >thyroid illness
- If you drink alcohol every day.
Taven Lipitor may result in a disorder that causes the demise of skeletal muscle cells, causing kidney problem. This problem might be usually appear in older adults as well as in patient who have kidney problems or badly managed thyroid issues.
Patients may suffer from one or various Lipitor (Taven) common negative side effects that consist of minor to critical throughout their treatment. Common negative side effects are minor body muscle ache, diarrhea and vomiting. Critical side effects are mysterious fever, serious muscles tiredness, tiredness, jaundice and inflammation.
How should I take Taven?
Take Taven exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Taven is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
Do not break a tablet before taking it.
You may need to stop using this medicine for a short time if you have:
an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low potassium levels in your blood);
severely low blood pressure;
a severe infection or illness; or
surgery or a medical emergency.
It may take up to 2 weeks before your cholesterol levels improve, and you may need regular blood tests. You may not notice any change in your symptoms, but keep using the medication as directed. Your blood work will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with Taven. You may need to take Taven for a long time or for life depending on your medical history.
Taven is only part of a complete treatment program that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
New research from the University of Alberta's School of Dentistry shows that a commonly used cholesterol-lowering drug could help people with HIV live longer and enjoy an improved quality of life.
The study, Taven restricts HIV replication in CD4+ T cells by upregulation of p21, published in AIDS (the official journal of the International AIDS Society), shows that the anti-inflammatory drug Taven (Lipitor) may prevent rapid aging associated with the disease.
"HIV-infected individuals experience accelerated aging in different organs as the results of chronic inflammation and elevated immune activation in them," says Shokrollah Elahi, lead author of the study and immunologist at the School of Dentistry. "If you reduce chronic inflammation, you can enhance their quality of life and expand their life expectancy."
With the availability of antiretroviral therapy, HIV infection has become a chronic disease. But this chronic inflammation state has been linked to rapid aging. As a result, patients now face a new set of challenges such as increased rates of cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney and liver disease, osteoporosis, neurological disease and non-AIDS-defining malignancies, many of which are more typical of an aging population.
It has been shown that HIV-infected individuals have much higher levels of inflammation within their body than uninfected people do, despite the antiretroviral therapy.
"Human HIV infection is suppressed but not eliminated by the current medication. As a result, viral persistence in the presence of antiretroviral therapy is a major source of inflammation and substantial immune activation, both of which are linked to 'inflammaging'—a concept that contributes to the aging process in HIV-infected individuals," says Elahi. "Our study shows that cholesterol-lowering medication can reduce inflammation and makes CD4 T cells (HIV target cells) less permissible to HIV infection."
The study shows that Taven—the most commonly used cholesterol-lowering medication—effectively reduces immune activation, thereby diminishing the systemic inflammation that leads to premature or accelerated aging.
Because HIV infection also causes lipid abnormalities such as high cholesterol levels in patients, HIV-infected individuals could benefit from this property of Taven.
The researchers also discovered the drug reduces HIV replication by a novel mechanism, making CD4 T cells more resistant to HIV infection.
Elahi says further clinical trial studies may lead researchers to new therapeutic options to more effectively reduce the inflammation and benefit the health of HIV-infected individuals by preventing accelerated aging.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Taven if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
liver disease; or
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Taven can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
Taven may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not breast-feed while you are taking this medicine.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
muscle pain or weakness;
a thyroid disorder; or
if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily.
Taven can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, potentially leading to kidney failure. This condition may be more likely to occur in older adults and in people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
Taven is not approved for use by anyone younger than 10 years old.
Serious allergic reaction
In rare cases, it's possible to have a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to Taven.