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Rosuvastatin

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Last Updated: June 19, 2019

Rosuvastatin is a drug which is used to lower the cholesterol level and triglycerides in the body. It also used to prevent cardiovascular diseases. It belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins”. It is helpful in reducing the need for medical procedures to open blocked vessels. It reduces the blood cholesterol level thus lowering the risk of narrowing of arteries.

This medication works better, if it is supplemented by a proper diet and regular exercise.

Use of this medication must be as per directed by the doctor. It is also important to take regular dose of this medication for best results. However if you have missed a dose, don’t try to compensate it by taking an extra dose with the next one. That is extremely harmful to the body. It is harmful to use Rosuvastatin if you are suffering from any liver disease. Also pregnant woman or someone planning to get pregnant should not take this drug. You should also consult with your doctor regarding the intake of this drug in case you are suffering from kidney disease or undergoing dialysis. Some other conditions that require the doctor’s clearance are: if you are taking any prescribed medicine or diet supplements; if you have any food or medicine allergies; if you consume alcohol regularly; if you are suffering from any kind of muscle problems; if you have low blood pressure; if you have diabetes etc.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Hyperlipidemia

  • Hypertriglyceridemia

  • Type 3 Hyperlipoproteinemia

  • Stroke

  • Gastrointestinal Discomfort

  • Headache

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Impaired Liver Function

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication can be observed in 5 hours after multiple dosing.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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Rosuvastatin is a selective and competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme that converts 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A to mevalonate, a precursor for cholesterol. The primary site of action of rosuvastatin is the liver, the target organ for cholesterol lowering. Rosuvastatin increases the number of hepatic LDL receptors on the cell-surface, enhancing uptake and catabolism of LDL and it inhibits the hepatic synthesis of VLDL, thereby reducing the total number of VLDL and LDL particles.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Ethanol

    Consumption of alcohol with Rosuvastatin is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects of this medicine like dizziness, drowsiness.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    This medication interacts with Fibrate class of drugs, a lower dose of this medicine is advisable.
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