Rosuvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering medication. It works by lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides and increasing good cholesterol (HDL).


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What is Rosuvastatin?

Rosuvastatin is a statin medication that is prescribed to those who have high cholesterol. This medication is intended to lessen the risk of a heart attack, stroke or other related health problems. There are two types of cholesterol in the blood, LDL-C is known as the 'bad' medication and HDL-C is the 'good' cholesterol. High levels of LDL-C will cause health problems.

How does it work?

Rosuvastatin will lower the levels of fatty substances in the blood called lipids which are the most common form of cholesterol. By lowering the amount of cholesterol in the blood, there is less chance of a build-up of fatty deposits in the blood that narrows the blood vessels. When the blood vessels are narrow, blood may not always be able to reach the vital organs, this may lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Is Rosuvastatin suitable for me?

This medication can be used by those who are 6 years and older. It is prescribed for lowering cholesterol levels when lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, have not been enough on their own.

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.

  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Feeling weak
  • Dizziness
  • Increased amount of protein in the urine
  • Diabetes

Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.


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Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Rosuvastatin.

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Starting daily dose of 5mg or 10mg swallowed with water. Dose may increase to 20mg or 40mg. Maximum daily dose of 40mg. 

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Additional Information

Rosuvastatin, also known by its brand name Crestor, is a cholesterol-lowering medication. It belongs to a group of drugs called statins. Rosuvastatin works by blocking an enzyme that is needed for the body to make cholesterol.

Rosuvastatin is a prescription medication used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs called statins. Statins work by blocking an enzyme that is needed for the body to make cholesterol. This drug can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It is taken by mouth as a tablet or capsule once daily with or without food.

This drug can help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while raising good cholesterol (HDL). This can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Rosuvastatin is typically used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.

In some cases, this drug may be used to treat individuals who have had a heart attack in the past and have a high risk of having another one. It is also sometimes prescribed for children who are at least 8 years old and have high cholesterol levels but do not need immediate treatment with other cholesterol-lowering medications.

Rosuvastatin is taken by mouth as an oral tablet or capsule once daily. The dose depends on your needs. Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. If the medication causes bothersome side effects, speak with your doctor about lowering the dose or switching to another statin medication that may work better for you personally.

Rosuvastatin Side Effects

Common side effects of this drug include headache, nausea, and muscle pain or weakness. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. If you experience more serious side effects such as difficulty breathing, yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark urine, or unexplained bruising or bleeding, contact your doctor right away.

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What is the difference between Rosuvastatin and Atorvastatin?

The main difference between Rosuvastatin and Atorvastatin is that Rosuvastatin is more potent, meaning that it can lower cholesterol levels more effectively. In addition, Rosuvastatin is less likely to cause side effects than Atorvastatin. Finally, Rosuvastatin has been shown to be more effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes than Atorvastatin.

What time of day is best for taking Rosuvastatin?

Rosuvastatin can be taken at any time of day. However, it is best to take it at the same time each day to maintain a consistent level of medication in your body.

Is this medication suited for me?

Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.

How is the medication delivered?

All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the order has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.

What should I avoid when taking Rosuvastatin?

There are no specific foods or activities that you need to avoid while taking Rosuvastatin. However, as with all medications, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle and avoid activities that could increase your risk of side effects.

How is Rosuvastatin different from other statins?

Rosuvastatin is different from other statins in a number of ways. For one, it is more potent, meaning that it can lower cholesterol levels more effectively. In addition, Rosuvastatin is less likely to cause side effects than other statins. Finally, Rosuvastatin has been shown to be more effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes than other statins.

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