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General Information on Rosuvastatin

Generic Name : Rosuvastatin

Pronunciation : roe soo' va sta tin

Latest prescription information about Rosuvastatin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Antilipemics

Why is Rosuvastatin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is used to reduce the cholesterol in patients with obesity problem. It is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). It slows the production of cholesterol in the body. 

When should Rosuvastatin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding; hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Rosuvastatin?

PO- Initial: The recommended dose is 5 to10 mg/day may increase slowly to 20 mg/day if needed. Max: 40 mg/day.

How should Rosuvastatin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rosuvastatin?

Not to be used in patient with acute, serious condition suggestive of muscular diseases(myopathy) or predisposing to the development of kidney failure secondary to rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle(rhabdomyolysis) e.g. sepsis, hypotension, major surgery, trauma, severe metabolic, endocrine and electrolyte disorders or uncontrolled seizures.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease and alcoholism.

Discontinue treatment if there is marked or persistent increase in serum aminotransferase concentrations, significant increase in creatinine phosphokinase or evidence of muscular diseases.

Monitor liver function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Rosuvastatin?

  Central Nervous System: Headache, dizziness, tingling, lack of energy, sleeplessness, depression.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation
  Miscellaneous: Muscle pain, chest pain, swelling of tissues, skin rash, , protein in urine.
  Musculoskeletal: Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy.

What are the other precautions for Rosuvastatin?

Avoid changing dosage with out consulting health care providers.
Monitor liver function, kidney function, and cholesterol level in blood regularly.

What are the storage conditions for Rosuvastatin?

Store it at room temperature(20-25C).

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Userlo, United States

I have just placed my order for Razel manufactured by Glenmark.

geomed, United States

Do patients taking Rosavel f 10 need to take baby aspirin kindly part us with suggestions

Andleep, India

My son 2 year old had swallowed rosavel[statin] 5mg. What should i do ? I am worried about him please advise me. I shall be highly obliged.

amar14, Albania

I am 55 years old female, I have been taking Rozavel or Roswera 10mg from 1st. February to lower my cholesterol. Now my cholesterol is normal but I am having gas problems in stomach regularly and I feel dizziness sometimes, please advise..........

Sunnie, United States

Recently I was advised to take a tab LDNIL 10. This is Rosuvastatin calcium tablets 10 mg manufactured by MSN laboratories ltd, Anri. ind estate, Bollaram Medhak District 502325, India. After about two to three weeks I notice some skin rash problems. Also I notice some cracks on skin around my private part frontal penis ring. It increased from one crack to three four during last week. The literature also suggests the side effect of skin rash. Pl suggest immediate remedial solutions....

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