Rosuvastatin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of high cholesterol.
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How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Rosuvastatin, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Rosuvastatin is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Rosuvastatin belongs to the class of lipid-lowering drugs (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors/Statins). It blocks the enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required to make cholesterol in the body. As a result, it lowers triglycerides, "bad" cholesterol (LDL) in the bod
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What should I know about high cholesterol? Cholesterol is a type of fat present in your blood. Your total cholesterol is made up of LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is called â€œbadâ€ cholesterol as it can build up in the wall of your blood vessels and slow or obstruct blood flow to your heart, brain, and other organs. This can cause heart diseases and stroke. HDL cholesterol is called â€œgoodâ€ cholesterol as it prevents the bad cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels. Triglycerides also are harmful fats found in your blood.
Q. Can I take Rosuvastatin with grapefruit juice? Yes, Rosuvastatin can be taken with grapefruit juice. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Rosuvastatin with clopidogrel? Rosuvastatin can be taken along with clopidogrel. Rosuvastatin does not interfere with the antiplatelet action of clopidogrel. However, a high dose of clopidogrel can increase the Rosuvastatin blood concentration by 2-fold causing more chances of the side effects, so a dose adjustment for Rosuvastatin may be needed.
Q. Why should Rosuvastatin be taken at night? Rosuvastatin acts by blocking an enzyme which is important for cholesterol synthesis in our body. The activity of this enzyme is more at night time, so, it is advisable to take Rosuvastatin in the evening hours after a meal or just before going to bed to have maximum effect. However, Rosuvastatin being a longer acting statin can be taken at any time of day.
Q. Can I take Rosuvastatin with pantoprazole? Yes, Rosuvastatin can be used along with pantoprazole. No drug-drug interactions or any harmful effects have been reported when they are used together.
Q. Is it safe to take Rosuvastatin with gemfibrozil? Concomitant use of Rosuvastatin with gemfibrozil should be avoided. Gemfibrozil can increase the blood levels of Rosuvastatin and damage your muscles. If you are taking both the drugs, be careful and look for any muscle symptoms. Inform your doctor if you have muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness or dark colored urine.
Q. What is the benefit of taking Rosuvastatin with ezetimibe? Rosuvastatin, when used with ezetimibe, helps in a better decrease in LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to Rosuvastatin alone and without any increase in side effects. This combination is very beneficial in high-risk cardiovascular disease patients as its use can decrease the risk of atherosclerotic plaque rupture and heart attack. However, ezetimibe can increase the blood levels of Rosuvastatin, so a dose adjustment may be needed when they are used together.
Q. Can I take calcium supplements with Rosuvastatin? Rosuvastatin should not be taken with calcium supplements as calcium can decrease its absorption and hence lowers the blood levels of Rosuvastatin. This can lead to a decrease in efficacy of Rosuvastatin to lower blood cholesterol levels. To avoid this effect, there should be a gap of at least 2 hours between the two medicines.
Q. Is Rosuvastatin a narcotic substance? No, Rosuvastatin is not a narcotic substance. It's a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription by a doctor.
Rosuvastatin treats high cholesterol by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (fats). Take it along with regular exercise and low-fat diet.It also reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.In general, Rosuvastatin is safe. It may cause diarrhoea, gas or an upset stomach. If any of these happen to you, take it with food.Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain.Â Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.Inform your doctorÂ if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes.Â If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularlyÂ as Rosuvastatin may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.Do not take Rosuvastatin if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.
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