Patient Counseling Course to be held in Mumbai

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 Drug can be taken at any time of the day with or without food.
 Preferably taken at night time show better results.
 Take the medicine at the same time each day.
 Drug may cause Diarrhea, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s),Extremity pain, Nasopharyngitis, Arthralgia, Dyspepsia or Nausea.
 Advise patient to immediately report signs/symptoms of myopathy including unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially when accompanied by fever or malaise, or if symptoms persist after discontinuation of drug.
 Counsel patients to report signs/symptoms of liver injury (jaundice, dark urine, upper abdominal discomfort, anorexia, fatigue).
 Counsel patient to avoid excessive quantities of alcohol to reduce risk of hepatotoxicity.
 Instruct patient not to eat large amounts of grapefruit (Idlinbu or Papnas) or drink more than 1 l/day of grapefruit juice with this drug.
 Advise patient that there are multiple significant drug-drug interactions for this drug. Consult doctor prior to new drug use (including over-the-counter and herbal drugs).