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What is this drug used for?
• It is used to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol (HDL).
• It is used to lower triglycerides.
• It is used to slow the progress of heart disease.
• It is used in some people to lower the chance of heart attack, stroke, and certain heart procedures.
• It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Abdominal pain
• Joint pain
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• High blood sugar like confusion, fatigue, increased thirst, increased hunger, passing a lot of urine, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
• Liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, lack of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, light-colored stools, vomiting, or yellow skin or eyes.
• Blood in the urine
• Unable to pass urine
• Change in amount of urine passed
• Muscle pain
• Muscle tenderness
• Muscle weakness
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Medication Safety Issues
Rosuvastatin may be confused with atorvaSTATin, nystatin, pitavastatin
Storage and Stability
Capsule: Store between 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). Protect from moisture.
Tablet: Store between 20°C and 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Protect from moisture.
Central nervous system: Dizziness, headache
Endocrine & metabolic: Diabetes mellitus (new onset)
Gastrointestinal: Constipation, nausea
Genitourinary: Cystitis (interstitial; Huang 2015)
Hepatic: Increased serum ALT (>3 times ULN)
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Arthralgia, increased creatine phosphokinase, myalgia, weakness