What is Rosuvastatin used for?
Rosuvastatin is prescribed, along with proper diet and exercise, to help manage high cholesterol. It works by increasing the amount of beneficial fats and good cholesterol (HDL) while decreasing the ones that cause health problems. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver.
Managing cholesterol levels can decrease the risk of heart attack, heart disease, blood vessels problems and stroke. Losing weight, quitting smoking and exercise are important lifestyle changes that help Rosuvastatin work better and will lead to better results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rosuvastatin
Read any patient information that’s available when you start rosuvastatin as well as whenever you get it refilled. Rosuvastatin is taken orally with or without food, usually once daily or as instructed by your doctor. The dosage will be based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, race and other medications you might be taking.
If you are Asian your doctor might have you start with a lower dose as you may be more sensitive to its effects. Antacids that contain magnesium or aluminum can reduce the absorption of rosuvastatin. If you take this kind of antacid take it at least two hours after rosuvastatin. Take this medication consistently to get the best effects from it.
Take it at the same time daily. Even if you feel well you must continue to take Crestor as most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel unwell. It is important to closely follow your doctor’s diet and exercise advice. It can take up to 4 weeks to get the full benefit of this medication.
There are times when two medications will interact in your system. Some medications should never be taken together, however there are times when your doctor can adjust the doses and dosing schedules of certain medications to avoid or minimize drug interactions. The following medications may interact with Crestor:
- Tricor (Fenofibrate)
- Coumadin (Warfarin)
- Nizoral (Ketoconazole)
- Norvir (Ritonavir)
- Tagamet (Cimetidine)
- Neoral (Cyclosporine)
- Aldactone (Spironolactone)
- Bezalip (Bezafibrate)
This is not an exhaustive list of drug interactions. Before starting a new medication ensure that you give your doctor a complete list of all medications you’re on including prescription, non-prescription, and herbal products. They will monitor for drug interactions and adjust the dosing or timing of your medications accordingly. If you have any questions about Rosuvastatin or any other medication you can reach out to our expert customer care team or a licensed pharmacist at 1-844-416-4282.
DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for educational purposes only and does not contain all possible information about rosuvastatin. This information does not replace individual medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your medication, medical treatment, or health care. Do not delay in seeking medical advice or ignore advice you’ve been given because of the information provided here.