What is Rosulip (Rosuvastatin) used for?
Rosulip (Rosuvastatin) is an oral HMB CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed to treat patients who have hypertension or high cholesterol levels. It operates by reducing levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins). This allows easier blood circulation to reduce blood pressure and the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Rosulip (Rosuvastatin)?
Rosulip (Rosuvastatin) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never crush or split the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Rosulip (Rosuvastatin)?
Rosulip (Rosuvastatin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unusual swelling, weight gain, confusion, increased thirst, increased urination, signs of dehydration, severe nausea, muscle pain, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Rosulip (Rosuvastatin) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, taking the medication cyclosporine, under the age of ten, or who have myopathy, unexplained raised results in liver function tests, active liver disease, or severely decreased kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have hypothyroidism, a family history of muscle disorders, who drink large amounts of alcohol, who are of Asian origin, or who have previously experienced muscular side effects while using other medications. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Rosulip (Rosuvastatin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Rosulip (Rosuvastatin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.