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Brand name: Rosuvastatin (BTC) TM

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Active ingredients: rosuvastatin

What it is used for

BTC ROSUVASTATIN should be used as an adjunct to diet when the response to diet and exercise is inadequate. ,Prevention of Cardiovascular Events BTC 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). BTC ROSUVASTATIN is indicated to:, Reduce the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction Reduce the risk of nonfatal stroke Reduce the risk of coronary artery revascularisation procedures.,In patients with hypercholesterolaemia BTC ROSUVASTATIN is indicated for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia (including familial hypercholesterolaemia). ,Prior to initiating therapy with BTC 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.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in a Dry Place
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Pink, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, debossed 40 on one side and R on other side.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient rosuvastatin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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