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Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Rosuvastatin

Manufacturer : SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 177
Price :151
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Introduction to Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

Rosuvas 5mg tablet contains the active ingredient Rosuvastatin. It belongs to the category of medicines called statins and fibric acid derivatives. This medication treats high cholesterol and prevents heart attacks and strokes. It is advised to take a low-cholesterol diet and do regular exercises while taking this medication. 

Do not consume this medicine if you are allergic to Rosuvastatin or it’s other ingredients. Inform your physician if you have kidney or liver problems, severe respiratory failure, thyroid problems, continuous muscle pain, or if you are drinking heavy amounts of alcohol regularly before starting treatment with Rosuvas 5mg tablet, and do not take it unless prescribed by your doctor.  

Before starting treatment with this tablet, inform your doctor if you are taking fusidic acid or have taken it in the last seven days to treat bacterial infection. Also, inform your doctor before starting treatment with this medication about any anti-viral medications (including medications for HIV or hepatitis C infection) you are taking. This medication contains lactose; inform your doctor if you are lactose intolerant before starting treatment. Do not consume Rosuvas 5mg tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 


Uses of Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

  • Treats high cholesterol level
  • Prevents heart attack and stroke

Therapeutic Effects of Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

Rosuvas 5mg tablet works by reducing Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. It works by slowing down cholesterol production and lowering blood cholesterol levels. 


Interaction of Rosuvas 5mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Rosuvas 5mg tablet and can cause undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

  • Keep Rosuvas 5mg tablet out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store this medication below 30°C.
  • Always check for the expiry date before consuming the medicine.

How to consume Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

Take the Rosuvas 5mg tablet as your physician advises. Take medicine at the same time. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.


Safety Advices for Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Do not take Rosuvas 5mg tablet if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy as it is highly unsafe to use while pregnant. Inform your doctor immediately if you get pregnant while using this medication. While using this medication, pregnancy is to be prevented using appropriate contraceptive methods.  

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Breast Feeding

  

Do not take Rosuvas 5mg tablet if you are breastfeeding as it is highly unsafe. Contact your doctor for more information.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether the Rosuvas 5mg tablet  is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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Liver

  

Do not take this medication if you have liver problems unless prescribed by your doctor. Rosuvas 5mg tablet is to be taken with caution in patients having liver conditions. 

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Alcohol

  

Do not take this medication if you are drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly unless prescribed by your doctor. Rosuvas 5mg tablet is to be taken with caution in patients drinking large amounts of alcohol regularly.

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Driving

  

Rosuvas 5mg tablet does not usually affect the ability to drive. Some patients might experience slight dizziness while using this medication. Inform your doctor if you experience any dizziness while using this medication before you start driving. 


Side Effects of Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Severe allergic reactions (rashes, blisters, and itching on the skin)
  • Swelling on the face, lips, tongue, throat
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (ulcers of mouth, throat, nose, genitals, and eyes

Common

  • Headache
  • Stomach ache
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness

Word of Advice

It is suggested to inform your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions to Rosuvas 5mg tablet to avoid life-threatening complications. Use effective contraception to avoid pregnancy while using this medication. This medication contains lactose, so inform your doctor if you have lactose intolerance. Do not take this medication if you have kidney problems unless prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be taken with caution in patients having kidney conditions. 


FAQs

Q 1. Is Rosuvas 5mg tablet safe to use during pregnancy?

No, Rosuvas 5mg tablet is not safe to use during pregnancy. Do not consume Rosuvas 5mg tablet if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy, as it is highly unsafe to use while pregnant. Contact your doctor instant if you get pregnant while using this medication. While using this medication, pregnancy is to be prevented using appropriate contraceptive methods.

Q 2. What are the side effects of Rosuvas 5mg tablet?

Some serious side effects of Rosuvas 5mg tablet are severe allergic reactions (rashes, blisters, and itching on the skin), swelling on the face, lips, tongue, and throat, breathing difficulty, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (ulcers of mouth, throat, nose, genitals, and eyes). Common side effects are headache, stomach ache, sickness, muscle pain, constipation, dizziness, and weakness.

Q 3. Can I take Rosuvas 5mg tablet while breastfeeding?

No, Rosuvas 5mg tablet is not to be taken by breastfeeding women, as it is highly unsafe.

Q 4. I am lactose intolerant. Can I take Rosuvas 5mg tablet?

Do not take it if lactose intolerant, as Rosuvas 5mg tablet contains lactose.

Q 5. I have a thyroid problem. Can I take Rosuvas 5mg tablet?

Notify your doctor if you have thyroid problems before starting treatment with Rosuvas 5mg tablet. Do not consume this medication unless your doctor prescribes it.

Q 6. I missed my regular dose of Rosuvas 5mg tablet. What should I do?

If you forget your normal dose of Rosuvas 5mg tablet, then take your dose at the next scheduled time. Do not double-dose the tablet to compensate for the missed dose.


Fact Box of Rosuvas 5mg Tablet

Molecule Name: Rosuvastatin Therapeutic class:  Hyper lipidemic 
Pharmacological class: Statin 

Indications: 

1. Treats high cholesterol level 

2. Prevents heart attack and stroke.


References

  1. AstraZeneca UK Ltd, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on July 2022] [Accessed on 30th May 2023],  https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6779.pdf
  2. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Europe Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on October 2021] [Accessed on 30th May 2023],  https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9971.pdf
  3. Zentiva Pharma UK Limited, Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on June 2022] [Accessed on 30th May 2023], https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8870.pdf
  4. Holly E. Gurgle and Donald K. Blumenthal, Drug Therapy for Dyslipidemias, Statin Drug Therapy, Goodman & Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 13th Edition, 2018, 905-909

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