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This medication is used as an adjunct with diet changes and exercise in treating primary hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol level in the blood) or mixed dyslipidemia (elevations in Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels, often accompanied by low levels of HDL cholesterol).

It is also used in treating homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (disorder characterized by abnormal levels of LDL cholesterol).

Patients using this medication may commonly experience weakness, dizziness (lightheadedness), myalgia (muscle pain), diabetes, headaches, stomachache, fatigue, and immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy.

It is contraindicated in severe kidney impairment, active liver disease (elevated serum transaminases). the use of 40 mg dose of this drug in Asian patients & patients with risk factors of myopathy or rhabdomyolysis like moderate kidney impairment, hypothyroidism, personal/family history of hereditary muscle disorders, history of muscle toxicity with statin or fibrate.

  1. Can Rosuvastatin cause dry cough?

This medicine may cause dry cough as a side effect. Please immediately contact your doctor if it gets severe.

 

  1. How does Rosuvastatin work?

This medicine works by reducing the production of cholesterol in the body. Lower cholesterol production leads to the decreased probability of deposition of cholesterol in the blood vessel walls. This reduces the chances of heart attack and stroke.

 

  1. Will I have to exercise while taking Rosuvastatin?

It is recommended that you do light physical exercise while taking this medicine. This will help the medicine work effectively and have beneficial effects on your overall health.

  1. Take this medicine with or without meals.
  2. Contact prescriber if there’s unusual chest pain, swelling of extremities, unusual weight gain, difficulty in breathing, throat tightness, choking sensation, and swelling of face/mouth.
  3. Periodic blood tests are to be taken as advised by the prescriber to check drug’s effectiveness.

 

Hyperlipidemia
This medicine works by reducing the production of cholesterol in the body. Lower cholesterol production leads to the decreased probability of deposition of cholesterol in the blood vessel walls. This reduces the chances of heart attack and stroke.
It is recommended that you do light physical exercise while taking this medicine. This will help the medicine work effectively and have beneficial effects on your overall health.
Please avoid foods high in cholesterol and fat. Please also avoid the consumption of alcohol as it increases the chances of liver damage. Preferably, avoid antacids as well.
This medication reaches peak levels 3 to 5 hours after oral administration. However, it may take up to one to two weeks for this medicine to work effectively. It usually takes four weeks before the maximum effects.
Please do not stop taking medication suddenly because it may have withdrawal symptoms and cause your cholesterol levels to rise. Always consult your healthcare provider before taking such an action.
Antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication, avoid taking an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours after taking this medication.
Yes, alongside this medication the patient must adopt a daily routine that includes physical activity.
This medication is to be kept in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs. Please keep this medication away from children.
This medicine is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.
Small amounts of this medicine can be transferred to the child through breast milk and thus this tablet isn't recommended to lactating mothers.
Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.
Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.
The patients with a history of alcohol abuse, hepatic (liver) impairment or disease, muscle weakness or disorders, hypothyroidism (decreased activity of thyroid gland), renal (kidney) impairment, diabetes, and elderly should use this medicine cautiously.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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