Active ingredients: rosuvastatin
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.
Blooms The Chemist (BTC) Rosuvastatin 10 mg tablets
Recall Action Commencement Date: 26 May 2017
TGA Recall Reference: RC-2017-RN-00711-1
Expiry date: August 2019
AUST R Number: 83064
Reason: Apotex Pty Ltd has initiated a Recall of affected Paracetamol with Codeine, Rosuvastatin and Pantoprazole products due to a possibility of missing blisters in the cartons.
Further information on this recall can be found at http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/SARA/arn-detail.aspx?k=RC-2017-RN-00711-1
What it is used for
BLOOMS THE CHEMIST ROSUVASTATIN should be used as an adjunct to diet when the response to diet and exercise is inadequate.,,Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: BLOOMS THE CHEMIST ROSUVASTATIN is indicated for prevention of major cardiovascular events in men greater than or equal to 50 years old and women greater than or equal to 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). BLOOMS THE CHEMIST 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: BLOOMS THE CHEMIST ROSUVASTATIN is indicated for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia (excluding heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia).,Prior to initiating therapy with BLOOMS THE CHEMIST 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 30 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Protect from Light
- Protect from Moisture
- Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
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.
White, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, engraved 'APO' on one side, 'ROS' over '20' on the other side
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
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