Rosuvastatin, as compared with placebo, was associated with fewer days free of renal or hepatic failure.
Rosuvastatin is an oral drug for lowering blood cholesterol levels.
This raises your risk of side effects from rosuvastatin.
You can report any suspected side effect to the UK safety scheme. In patients with hypercholesterolemia, rosuvastatin 10-40 mg has been shown to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol LDL-C levels by 52-63 , as well as increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol HDL-C levels by up to 14 and reduce triglycerides TG by up to 28. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community.
If you are of Asian descent, your doctor may direct you to start with a lower dose because you may be more sensitive to its effects. Rosuvastatin has moderate interactions with at least 46 different drugs.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
If you have these symptoms, do not drink alcoholic beverages while you are taking this medicine, unless you have checked first with your doctor.
Concurrent use of antipsychotics and amphetamines should generally be avoided.
This can cause dizziness and lightheadedness due to low blood pressure.
The risk of this increases with higher doses and prolonged treatment.
If you notice unusual pain or weakness in your muscles, call your doctor right away. Crestor is effective present adults with hypercholesterolaemia, with and without hypertriglyceridaemia, regardless of race, sex, or age and in special populations such as diabetics, or patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia.
This article was published on May 18, 2014, at NEJM. If you have oral liver function or a history of liver disease, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.