This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.
Background and Date of Approval
The U.S. FDA-approved Rosuvastatin for hypertension (high blood pressure) and cardiovascular disease on August 13, 2003. It belongs to the category of medicines called statins and fibric acid derivatives.
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Rosuvastatin works by reducing Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. It works by slowing down the production of cholesterol, thereby lowering blood cholesterol levels.
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Rosuvastatin treats high cholesterol and prevents heart attacks and strokes. It is advised to take a low-cholesterol diet and exercise regularly while taking this medication.
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Take the Rosuvastatin 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.
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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 Rosuvastatin, 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 the bacterial infection.
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 Rosuvastatin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Notify your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding.
The most common side effects of Rosuvastatin are headache, stomach ache, sickness, muscle pain, constipation, dizziness, and weakness. Serious side effects while taking Rosuvastatin 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).
Word Of Advice
Liver and kidney patients should take Rosuvastatin cautiously and inform their doctor about all the underlying medical conditions. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Do not double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. Contact your doctor for more information. Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children. Do not freeze the medicine. Do not store above 30°C. Always check the expiry date before consuming it.
Frequently Asked Question
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.