Rosuvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medicine work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking.
Take rosuvastatin by mouth with food as directed by the doctor.
Swallow the tablet whole with water.
Do not crush, chew, or split the tablet.
Take rosuvastatin regularly to get the most benefit from it.
To help remember, take rosuvastatin at the same time.
Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.
Take this medicine with or without meals.
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.
Periodic blood tests are to be taken as advised by the prescriber to check drug’s effectiveness.
Rosuvastatin is used for treating hyperlipidemia. An excessive number of triglycerides and bad cholesterol in your blood is referred to as hyperlipidemia.
Increased levels of fats in your bloodstream may accumulate in the blood vessels, increasing your risk of heart disease. As a result, Rosuvastatin is used to lower the chance of having a heart attack.
Stoke is a disorder caused by a lack of blood circulation to the brain. Unwanted fat deposition may cause constriction of the blood arteries that deliver blood to the brain. This can impede blood flow and raise the risk of a stroke. As a result, Rosuvastatin is used to minimize the risk of stroke by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood.
Patients using this medication may commonly experience weakness, dizziness (lightheadedness), myalgia (muscle pain), diabetes, headaches, stomachache, fatigue, and immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy.
Consult your doctor before using rosuvastatin during pregnancy for a better analysis.
Consult your doctor before using rosuvastatin during lactation for a better analysis.
Avoid driving vehicles until you determine how Rosuvastatin affects you
People with liver diseases should consult their doctors before using Rosuvastatin.
Consult your doctor before using rosuvastatin for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.
Limit your intake of alcohol while taking Rosuvastatin. Daily alcohol use with Rosuvastatin use may elevate your risk of liver issues. For more information, consult your doctor.
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.
Rosuvastatin is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to Escitalopram or other components present in this medicine.
Rosuvastatin is metabolized in the liver. As a result, if you have pre-existing liver problems, this medication is not suggested since it may cause Rosuvastatin accumulation in your blood, increasing the chance of side effects. It may possibly cause more liver damage.
Rosuvastatin should not be used if you have seriously impaired kidneys since a malfunctioning kidney would not filter Rosuvastatin entirely out of your body, resulting in toxicity.
How does this medicine 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.
Will I have to exercise while taking this medicine?
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.
What foods should be avoided when taking this medicine?
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.
How long does this medicine take to work?
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.
Can I just stop taking this medicine if I feel better?
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.
Can I use antacids concurrently with this medication?
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.
Will exercise help me with the treatment?
Yes, alongside this medication the patient must adopt a daily routine that includes physical activity.
How to store this medicine?
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.
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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