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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
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