Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Rosuvastatin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take Rosuvastatin with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Rosuvastatin must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking Rosuvastatin even if there are signs of improvement. Do not stop taking Rosuvastatin unless instructed by your doctor.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from kidney or thyroid disease.
Inform your doctor immediately if you experience muscle pain, weakness or tenderness especially if it is accompanied by fever or general body discomfort.
If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery or dental work, inform your doctor, surgeon or dentist that you are taking Rosuvastatin.
For as long as you are taking Rosuvastatin, you will need to have regular blood tests to make sure that your liver function is normal. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these blood tests.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Rosuvastatin if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while being treated with Rosuvastatin, alert your doctor immediately. Rosuvastatin may cause harm to your unborn child. You must use proven birth control methods while taking Rosuvastatin and for at least 1 month after stopping Rosuvastatin.
Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Rosuvastatin.
Alert your doctor if you suffer from liver disease. Inform your doctor if you consume large amounts of alcohol or if you are a frequent drinker.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid excessive consumption (more than 1 litre a day) of grapefruit juice.
Why do I need this medicine?
Rosuvastatin helps lower your cholesterol level.
Excessive cholesterol in your body can clog up your blood vessels. This can lead to many health problems such as strokes and heart disease, including heart attacks.
Rosuvastatin is meant to be taken as part of a complete cholesterol management programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and lifestyle.
What side effects could I experience?
Rosuvastatin may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Other common side effects of Rosuvastatin include sore throat, stomach pain, wind, indigestion, constipation, headache and difficulty sleeping.
Some side effects may be serious, although they are not common. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience:
- muscle pain, muscle cramps, weakness or numbness that does not go away
- joint pain that does not go away
- yellowing of the skin or the eyes
- unusual tiredness
- swollen eyes or mouth, breathlessness
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Rosuvastatin should not be taken at the same time as antacids or cholestyramine. These medicines could reduce the effectiveness of Rosuvastatin when taken at the same time. If you must take antacids, take it at least 2 hours after you have taken Rosuvastatin. Cholestyramine should be taken at least 4 hours after taking Rosuvastatin
Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines
- other cholesterol-lowering medicines such as gemfibrozil or nicotinic acid
- birth control pills
- ciclosporin (a medicine used for organ transplant and rheumatoid illness)
- warfarin (a blood-thinning medicine)
- a herbal or food supplement called red yeast rice
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.