Rosuvastatin is used for the treatment of high levels of cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
Rosuvastatin may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
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Rosuvastatin belongs to the class of drugs called anti-hyperlipidemic agents. This drug acts by increasing the number of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors on the cell surface, which enhances the uptake of LDL and results in decreased LDL levels. It also acts by inhibiting the cholesterol biosynthesis in the liver. Thus, it helps in limiting the rate of cholesterol synthesis.
Dosage: The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Rosuvastatin as prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
If you miss a dose of Rosuvastatin, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
Side effects: The following are the most common side effects of Rosuvastatin:
Dark coloured urine
Decreased urine output
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
Difficulty in breathing
Paleness of eyes and skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.