Rosuvastatin is a statin medication that can reduce the concentration of lipids in the blood. The name of the drug matches the name of its active substances. Does this connection diverse: inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol and its amount in the cells. In this regard, enhanced and the decomposition of low density lipoprotein. Also, indirectly, treatment with Rosuvastatin leads to increased capture of triglycerides (other compounds lipids) by the liver cells. In addition, this drug has the ability to restore the health of the vascular walls, endothelial (epithelium which lines blood vessels from the inside). To assess the effect of using the statin should be assessed after a month of use.
Analogs of Rosuvastatin: Crestor.
- Hypercholesterolemia (primary or family) and hypertriglyceridemia in case of insufficient effect of diet and in addition thereto;
- Atherosclerosis (in combination with decreasing amounts of fat in the diet);
- Prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with different risk factors.
Produce the drug in pill form at a dosage of from 5 to 40 mg. manual of drug Rosuvastatin is reported that starting treatment with a dose of 10 mg. a month later, after evaluation of the patient’s condition and laboratory parameters of his blood, the amount of medication may be increased to 20 mg. In rare cases, the dose may be increased to 40 mg – this solution requires regular and careful medical monitoring of the condition of the patient. However, this is a very rough regimen Rosuvastatin and every specialist must consider many nuances, writing individual scheme of statin therapy.
- Heavy infringements of function of kidneys or liver;
- Together with the use of cyclosporine;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- Treatment of minor patients.
Important: women assigned to Rosuvastatin, must clearly understand that such treatment is incompatible with pregnancy! Therefore, it is necessary to refrain from intimacy or to use the most reliable methods of contraception.
The use of this medication can cause diverse undesirable effects affecting various organs and systems. We list those with whom patients encounter most often:
- General weakness, dizziness, headaches;
- Pain in the muscles;
- Constipation, abdominal pain, nausea.
In addition, effects on the kidneys may lead to edema, proteinuria and so on. Described and other undesirable phenomena that can cause the drug. However, they are much rarer.
Reviews about Rosuvastatin.
The most interesting and important reviews on Rosuvastatin can be read in the messages where it is compared with atorvastatin, another drug from this group. Compared to him the cure, which we describe more modern and considered more effective.
Here as expressed a common view on the ratio of these two drugs:
– If treatment with atorvastatin did not produce results – it is necessary to use Rosuvastatin.
Of course, now many doctors begin with the appointment of Rosuvastatin.
But there are already patients having different opinions, many of which concern the financial side of the question:
– My doctor tried to impose on Crestor, which is incredibly expensive. But, first, there are many cheaper counterparts. And if you take the medication atorvastatin – it will more economical. It may be, and atorvastatin would influence me in a bad…
– Of course, Rosuvastatin has shown itself better than atorvastatin. But it individually. I, for example, and atorvastatin was perfect.
In the result, it is important to understand that all these arguments of “better-worse” will not be able to tell which drug is individually tailored to you. Only an experienced doctor should prescribe statins and prescribe the therapy.