The rosuvastatin is used in the slowing of atherosclerosis , and in the reduction – as a result – the risk of stroke and heart attack , since it is used to reduce the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood .
In addition, Rosuvastatin is used during the treatment of some patients who otherwise should undergo cardiac vessel revascularization procedures when obstructed.
What is Rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin increases the level of “good” cholesterol , the so-called HDL cholesterol, and also works by reducing the synthesis of fatty substances, including cholesterol, by the body.
How is Rosuvastatin taken?
The intake of Rosuvastatin takes place orally , and must necessarily be combined with an adequate diet.
Side effects of Rosuvastatin
Rosuvastatin can cause liver problems or myopathies. It can also alter blood sugar levels.
Other possible adverse effects include:
- stomach ache
A doctor should be contacted immediately in case of:
- unusual hoarseness
- dark urine or blood in the urine
- changes in the amount of urine produced
- joint or muscle pain
- memory problems
- muscle sensitivity or weakness (with or without fever or fatigue)
- red, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- severe or persistent headache
- strong or persistent nausea or vomiting
- breathing difficulties
- feeling of tightness or chest pain
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips , throat or tongue
- severe pain in the stomach or back (with or without nausea or vomiting)
- swelling of the hands, ankles or feet
- symptoms of kidney problems
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Rosuvastatin
Rosuvastatin can be contraindicated in the presence of liver problems . This drug would absolutely not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A doctor should be immediately informed before giving Rosuvastatin therapy if:
- of allergies to the active substance, its excipients, other medicinal products or foods and various substances;
- of the other drugs, herbal medicines and supplements taken , in particular Colchicine, Cyclosporine, Daptomycin, fibrates, Niacin, Dronedarone, Eltrombopag, Itraconazole, anticoagulants, Cimetidine, Ketoconazole, Sirolimus, Spironolactone and Tacrolimus;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from muscle problems, seizures, low blood pressure, severe infections, kidney, liver or thyroid problems, diabetes or hyperglycaemia, increased CPK blood levels, metabolic, hormonal or electrolyte problems;
- in case of dehydration ;
- in case of family history of hereditary muscle problems ;
- in case of dialysis ;
- if you drink alcohol or have a history of alcohol abuse ;
- in case of transplant ;
- of recent surgical interventions ;
- if you practice intense physical activity ;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .
During a treatment with Rosuvastatin, it would be very important to follow an adequate diet and physical activity program , under medical prescription . Women of childbearing age should also employ effective contraception systems .
Rosuvastatin may impair your ability to drive or operate dangerous machinery . Alcohol and other medicines can aggravate this side effect.
It is important to inform doctors, surgeons and dentists about taking Rosuvastatin.