- Niacin(Nicotinic Acid)
What is Rosuvas used for?
Rosuvas is a cholesterol-lowering medication, which is available in the doses of 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 40mg. This medicine works by blocking the production of cholesterol in the body. Reducing cholesterol helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Rosuvas reduces bad cholesterol levels (low-density lipoprotein, LDL), but increases good cholesterol levels (high-density lipoprotein, HDL). This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Rosuvas?
The dosage of Rosuvas prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician?s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Rosuvas with a full glass of water. It may be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Rosuvas?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Rosuvas medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Rosuvas?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Rosuvas, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Rosuvas?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Rosuvas.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Rosuvas, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Rosuvas can interact with blood thinners, cholesterol-lowering medications, and birth control pills.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Rosuvas?
Like other medicines, Rosuvas can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Rosuvas are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Rosuvas cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Rosuvas develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Rosuvas can cause side effects such as constipation, diarrhea, sore throat, headache, change in the amount of urine, and memory loss. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Rosuvas.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Rosuvas?
Is it possible for me to take Rosuvas with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Rosuvas?
What are the possible drug interactions of Rosuvas?
How will Rosuvas work in my body?
How should Rosuvas be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Rosuvas drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Rosuvas is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.