What is Rosuvastatin calcium

Rosuvastatin calcium is a medicine used to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. It belongs to a class of drugs called statins, which work by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme involved in cholesterol production in the liver. By reducing cholesterol synthesis, statins help reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), often referred to as "bad" cholesterol, which is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

What is Rosuvastatin calcium

Rosuvastatin calcium is commonly prescribed to treat the following conditions:

  • Hypercholesterolemia: Elevated levels of LDL-C and total cholesterol in the blood.
  • Dyslipidemia: Abnormal levels of lipids (fats) in the blood.
  • Atherosclerosis: A build-up of plaque in the arteries, which can cause the arteries to narrow and harden and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Rosuvastatin calcium is available as tablets and is usually taken once a day, with or without food. The dosage prescribed by a healthcare professional depends on individual factors such as the patient's cholesterol level, medical history, and other health conditions.

Like all medicines, rosuvastatin calcium can have potential side effects. Common side effects may include muscle pain, headache, abdominal pain, and constipation. Rare but serious side effects include muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) and liver problems. It is important to discuss any concerns or potential side effects with a healthcare provider before starting this medication.

Like any medication, rosuvastatin calcium should be taken under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, and patients should follow their healthcare provider's recommendations regarding dosage, diet, exercise, and any necessary monitoring. It is also important to inform the healthcare provider about any other medications or supplements you are taking to avoid possible interactions.