Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Rosuvastatin (Blooms The Chemist)

Rosuvastatin (Blooms The Chemist) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) rosuvastatin. On this page you will find out more about Rosuvastatin (Blooms The Chemist), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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. healthdirect medicines information is not intended for use in an emergency. If you are suffering an acute illness, overdose, or emergency condition, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

Reasonable care has been taken to provide accurate information at the time of creation. This information is not intended to substitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be exclusively relied on to manage or diagnose a medical condition. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

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

Batch: F4250

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

Active ingredient in this medicine: rosuvastatin

Pack size information

Please select the pack size from the options directly below to view information on the medicine.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Rosuvastatin (Blooms The Chemist) 20 mg film-coated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

Read leaflet

What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, engraved 'APO' on one side, 'ROS' over '20' on the other side

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Dosage Form Tablet
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container,Protect from Light,Protect from Moisture
Life time 36 Months
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

Go to PBS site

Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

Go to ASADA site

The information displayed on this page is authored by Healthdirect Australia, or obtained from trusted sources.

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Found 9 results

Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin Tablets - myDr.com.au

Blooms the Chemist Rosuvastatin Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin Tablets - myDr.com.au

Terry White Chemists Rosuvastatin Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Rosuvastatin Amneal Tablets - myDr.com.au

Rosuvastatin Amneal Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Rosuvastatin RBX Tablets - myDr.com.au

Rosuvastatin RBX Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Terry White Chemists Clarithromycin Tablets - myDr.com.au

Terry White Chemists Clarithromycin Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Crosuva Tablets - myDr.com.au

Crosuva Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Rostor Tablets - myDr.com.au

Rostor Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Cavstat Tablets - myDr.com.au

Cavstat Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Crestor Tablets - myDr.com.au

Crestor Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice and information you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo
Feedback