Rosuvastatin is used in the treatment of increased triglycerides levels in blood and increased cholesterol levels in blood.
How it Works
Rosuvastatin is known as a statin or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. Rosuvastatin regulates the amount of cholesterol and other lipids made by the body. Rosuvastatin works by blocking the action of a the enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase which the body needs to make cholesterol. This lowers the level of cholesterol and directly lowers the risk of heart and blood vessel disease.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Rosuvastatin may suffer from such side effects;
Increased liver enzymes,
Increased creatine phosphokinase (CPK) level in blood,
Increased glucose level in blood