Rivostatin

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Rivostatin uses


DESCRIPTION

Rivostatin, USP is an antimycotic polyene antibiotic obtained from Streptomyces noursei. Its structural formula:

  • C47H75NO17 M.W. 926.13

Rivostatin Tablets USP contain the inactive ingredients: Corn Starch, Povidone, Compressible Sugar, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Purified Water, and Coloring.

Structural formula for Rivostatin

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Pharmacokinetics

Gastrointestinal absorption of Rivostatin is insignificant. Most orally administered Rivostatin is passed unchanged in the stool. In patients with renal insufficiency receiving oral therapy with conventional dosage forms, significant plasma concentrations of Rivostatin may occasionally occur.

Microbiology

Rivostatin is both fungistatic and fungicidal in vitro against a wide variety of yeasts and yeast like fungi. Candida albicans demonstrates no significant resistance to Rivostatin in vitro on repeated subculture in increasing levels of Rivostatin; other Candida species become quite resistant. Generally, resistance does not develop in vivo. Rivostatin acts by binding to sterols in the cell membrane of susceptible Candida species with a resultant change in membrane permeability allowing leakage of intracellular components. Rivostatin exhibits no appreciable activity against bacteria, protozoa, or viruses.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Rivostatin tablets are intended for the treatment of non-esophageal mucus membrane gastrointestinal candidiasis.

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CONTRAINDICATIONS

Rivostatin tablets are contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of their components.

PRECAUTIONS

General

This medication is not to be used for the treatment of systemic mycoses. Discontinue treatment if sensitization or irritation is reported during use.

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

No long-term animal studies have been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential. There also have been no studies to determine mutagenicity or whether this medication affects fertility in males or females.

Pregnancy

Teratogenic Effects

Pregnancy Category C

Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Rivostatin. It is also not known whether Rivostatin can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity. Rivostatin should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether Rivostatin is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Rivostatin is administered to a nursing woman.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Rivostatin is well tolerated even with prolonged therapy. Oral irritation and sensitization have been reported .

Gastrointestinal

Diarrhea (including one case of bloody diarrhea), nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal upset/disturbances.

Dermatologic

Rash, including urticaria has been reported rarely. Stevens-Johnson syndrome has been reported very rarely.

Other

Tachycardia, bronchospasm, facial swelling, and nonspecific myalgia have also been rarely reported.

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OVERDOSAGE

Oral doses of Rivostatin in excess of five million units daily have caused nausea and gastrointestinal upset. There have been no reports of serious toxic effects of superinfections (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY, Pharmacokinetics).

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The usual therapeutic dosage is one to two tablets (500,000 to 1,000,000 units Rivostatin) three times daily. Treatment should generally be continued for at least 48 hours after clinical cure to prevent relapse.

HOW SUPPLIED

Rivostatin Tablets USP, 500,000 Units are round, convex, brown, film-coated tablet debossed with 93 on one side and 983 on the reverse and are packaged in bottles of 100 tablets (NDC 0093-0983-01).

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).

Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP, with a child-resistant closure (as required).

Keep tightly closed.

KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Manufactured By:

TEVA CANADA LIMITED

Toronto, Canada M1B 2K9

Manufactured For:

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.

North Wales, PA 19454

Rev. N 2/2016

NDC 0093-0983-01

Rivostatin

Tablets USP

500,000 units (oral)

Rx only

100 TABLETS

TEVA

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Rivostatin pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Rivostatin available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Rivostatin destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Rivostatin Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Rivostatin pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."NYSTATIN TABLET, FILM COATED [TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA INC]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Rivostatin?

Depending on the reaction of the Rivostatin after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Rivostatin not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Rivostatin addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Rivostatin, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Rivostatin consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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Two visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Rivostatin drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Rivostatin is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day2
100.0%

One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Rivostatin drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 6-10mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
6-10mg1
100.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Rivostatin drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 1 month to notice the result from using Rivostatin drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Rivostatin need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
1 month1
100.0%

One visitor reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Rivostatin drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
Visitors%
With a meal1
100.0%

One visitor reported age

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> 601
100.0%

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