Rosuvas: Uses, Benefits, Side-Effects & Dosage

Api Name : Rosuvastatin

Description

Rosuvas iѕ mаnufасturеd by Sun рhаrmа lаbоrаtоriеѕ аnd contains rоѕuvаѕtаtin as thе active pharmaceutical ingrеdiеnt. Rоѕuvаѕtаtin bеlоngѕ tо a class оf drugѕ саllеd аntiliреmiс аgеntѕ. Thеу work by inhibiting HMG-CoA rеduсtаѕе еnzуmе. They are used for thе trеаtmеnt of соnditiоnѕ rеlаtеd tо the hуреrliрidеmiа, high LDL сhоlеѕtеrоl and рrеvеntivе trеаtmеnt for individuals with an inсrеаѕеd risk оf саrdiоvаѕсulаr diѕеаѕеѕ likе аnginа, hеаrt аttасk, atherosclerosis аnd ѕtrоkе.

Composition and Nature of ROSUVAS
Each tablet of ROSUVAS contains Rosuvastatin as active ingredient.

Rosuvas is available at different dose strengths like 5mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg. Your doctor will prescribe an appropriate dose based on your medical condition and severity of the disease.

Uses and Benefits of ROSUVAS
ROSUVAS is prescribed by the doctor for the treatment of conditions like hereditary and non- hereditary hypercholesterolemia, preventive treatment for cardiovascular diseases like angina, heart attack, atherosclerosis and stroke.

Side Effects of ROSUVAS

Individuals taking ROSUVAS can experience few of the side effects listed below. Please inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects.

Side effectFrequencySeverity
Headache RareModerate
DiarrheaLess commonModerate
Nausea and vomitingLess commonModerate
Rashes and ItchingLess commonModerate
Abdominal discomfortCommonMild
Joint and muscle painCommonModerate
Chest  pain and discomfortLess commonModerate
Blurred visionLess commonSevere
PancreatitisRareModerate
Steven-Jhonson syndromeLess commonModerate
HaematuriaRareSevere

Common Dosage of ROSUVAS:

The common dosage of ROSUVAS recommended by the doctor depends on the medical condition and diagnosis of the patient and all the necessary dose adjustments will be performed by the physician based on the medical condition of the patient.

Missed dose instructions: Take the medicine as soon as you remember, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose Instructions: Please contact your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of medicine overdose such as dizziness, sweating, tremors, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, etc.

How does ROSUVAS work?
ROSUVAS is used for the treatment of excess levels of cholesterol in the body. Rosuvastatin is a type of lipid lowering drug. It works by inhibiting the production of mevalonic acid from enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. The production of mevalonic acid is one of the rate limiting steps in the synthesis/formation of cholesterol and inhibition of this step in the liver selectively increases the uptake and metabolism of LDL cholesterol into the liver cells and decreases the uptake into non-liver cells.

Contraindications: When is ROSUVAS not recommended?
Allergy: Use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals who are allergic to rosuvastatin or any other ingredients present along with it. Please discuss and notify your doctor about all the medicines you are allergic to.

Alcohol abuse: Use of rosuvastatin must be avoided in individuals with a history of alcohol abuse as it may increase the occurrence of liver damage and liver toxicity.

Concomitant lipid lowering medications: Co-administration or use of other lipid lowering medications along with rosuvastatin must be avoided as it may increase the chances of developing serious side effects.

Hypothyroidism: Rosuvas is not recommended for individuals

Hereditary muscle disorders: Rosuvas is not recommended for individuals familial history of muscle weakness or muscle related disorders.

Pregnancy and lactation: Use of Rosuvas should be avoided in pregnant and lactating individuals as it may increase risk of complications in the growth and development of the fetus.

Warnings and Precautions:
Kidney Impairment: Care must be taken for individuals with severe kidney impairment. Necessary dose adjustments or a suitable treatment alternative would be advised by the doctor.

Liver Diseases: Care should be taken for ROSUVAS Tablet should be used with caution in patients with active liver diseases or a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Muscle weakness and fatigue: Individuals advised with higher doses of rosuvastatin may have an increased risk of developing muscle weakness and myopathy.

Common substitutes of ROSUVAS
Few of the drug brands containing the same constituents as ROSUVAS are:

Rosuvas 10 mg
Rosuvas 20 mg
Rosuvas 5 mg

ROSUVAS Interactions with Other Drugs

Use of ROSUVAS along with some medications can increase the chances of developing side effects or may interfere with overall effectiveness of the medicine.Its is recommended to inform your doctor about all your current and past medications before taking this medicine.

DrugSeverityDescription
CiclosporinMajorROSUVAS is not recommended to be taken along with ciclosporin as they may alter the effectiveness of the medicines or increase the chances of developing side effects. Please inform your doctor about all the current medications. Your doctor may adjust the dose or provide a suitable treatment alternative.
GemfibrozilModerateROSUVAS is not recommended to be taken along with Gemfibrozil  as they may alter the effectiveness of the medicines or increase the chances of developing side effects. Please inform your doctor about all the current medications. Your doctor may adjust the dose or provide a suitable treatment alternative.
ErythromycinModerateROSUVAS is not recommended to be taken along with Erythromycin as they may alter the effectiveness of the medicines or increase the chances of developing side effects. Please inform your doctor about all the current medications. Your doctor may adjust the dose or provide a suitable treatment alternative.
AtazanavirMajorCare must be taken if ROSUVAS is taken along with medicines like atazanavir. Please inform your doctor about all the current medications. Your doctor may adjust the dose or provide a suitable treatment alternative.
KetoconazoleModerateCare must be taken if ROSUVAS is taken along with medicines like ketoconazole, posaconazole, among others. Please inform your doctor about all the current medications. Your doctor may adjust the dose or provide a suitable treatment alternative.
ItraconazoleModerateCare must be taken if ROSUVAS is taken along with medicines like itraconazole. Please inform your doctor about all the current medications. Your doctor may adjust the dose or provide a suitable treatment alternative.
FenofibrateMajorConcomitant use of ROSUVAS and fenofibrate must be avoided as they may increase the chance of occurrence of severe side effects. 

Common ROSUVAS FAQs by People
Is ROSUVAS safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women?

ROSUVAS is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Does ROSUVAS make you feel sleepy?

ROSUVAS does not cause sedation.However, please contact your doctor immediately if you experience sleepiness, or dizziness etc.

When should I take ROSUVAS?

The tablet form of this medicine can be taken with or without food. Please take this medicine as directed by the physician. It is recommended to take this medicine as instructed by the doctor.

Is it safe to consume alcohol after taking ROSUVAS?

It is not recommended to consume alcohol after taking ROSUVAS as there may be an increase in the risk of developing side effects.

Can Rosuvas make you feel tired?

High doses >20mg of rosuvastatin use for a long time may cause the development of muscle weakness and tiredness. It is recommended to discuss with your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, joint and muscle pain, overall weakness.

Can Rosuvas cause liver damage?

ROSUVAS is generally a safe drug. However, it is known to cause liver or kidney damage in individuals in high risk individuals. Muscle weakness and muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) are most common side effects of the use of rosuvastatin in higher doses over a long period of time.

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