Rosuvastatin is a medication used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. It is a type of statin, a class of drugs that work by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for producing cholesterol in the liver. By reducing the production of cholesterol, rosuvastatin helps to lower the levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol in the blood, which can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Can effectively lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke
Can be used in combination with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise
Can be used in combination with other medications, such as ezetimibe, to further lower cholesterol levels
Common side effects include headache, nausea, constipation, and muscle pain or weakness
Can cause liver damage or dysfunction in rare cases
Can cause an increase in blood sugar and triglyceride levels
Can cause muscle damage and lead to rhabdomyolysis (a serious muscle disorder) in rare cases