Active ingredients: rosuvastatin
What it is used for
Rosuvastatin should be used as an adjunct to diet when the response to diet and exercise is inadequate. Prevention of Cardiovascular Events. Rosuvastatin is indicated for prevention of major cardiovascular events in men >50 years old and women >60 years old with no clinically evident cardiovascular disease but with at least two conventional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (hypertension, low HDL-C, smoking, or a family history of premature coronary heart disease). Rosuvastatin is indicated to: - Reduce the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction. - Reduce the risk of nonfactal stroke. - Reduce the risk of coronary artery revascularisation procedures. In patients with hypercholesterolaemia: Rosuvastatin is indicated for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia (excluding heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia). Prior to initiating therapy with rosuvastatin, secondary causes of hypercholesterolaemia (e.g. poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, dysproteinaemias, obstructive liver disease, other drug therapy, alcoholism) should be identified and treated.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient rosuvastatin
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Reporting side effects
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