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What is rosuvastatin and what does it do
Rosuvastatin is a drug that helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the body. It works by decreasing the amount of bad cholesterol and increasing good HDLs in order to decrease risks for heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks. In addition to following a low-fat diet while taking this medication, it’s important you exercise regularly as well.
How to take rosuvastatin
Rosuvastatin is an easy-to-take medication that can be taken any time of day, with or without food. It doesn’t usually cause stomach upset so it’s generally well tolerated by most people who take this type of drug.
If you are taking rosuvastatin for preventing heart attacks and strokes, the usual dose is 20mg once a day. For high cholesterol, take 5-10 mg at first then up to 20mg every 4 weeks until desired results are achieved. The maximum daily dosage is 40mg if needed by specialist recommendation but not always recommended due to side effects associated with higher dosages of this medication.
Side effects of rosuvastatin
The patient may develop frequent headaches and muscle pains, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea. In some cases, dizziness and hypersensitivities are also seen.
Precautions when taking rosuvastatin
If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately: dark urine, fever, muscle cramps or spasms, pain in muscles, and stiffness. These could be signs of a serious issue called rhabdomyolysis that can harm kidneys if left untreated.
Interactions with other drugs or substances Serious interactions of rosuvastatin include:
atazanavir clarithromycin colchicine cyclosporine eltrombopag fenofibrate
fen fibrate micronized fenofibric acid gemfibrozil
Who should not take this drug
While taking statins, there’s a low risk of experiencing extremely serious side effects like rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis causes severe muscle pain and kidney failure. The chance of developing this condition is calculated to be around 0-2 cases per million people who take the medication daily for years as prescribed by their doctor.