Rosuvastatin is used for lowering high cholesterol and triglycerides in certain patients. It also increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL, "good") cholesterol levels. It is also used to slow atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries) in patients with high blood cholesterol levels. It is used along with an appropriate diet. Rosuvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, also known as a "statin." It works by reducing the production of certain fatty substances in the body, including cholesterol.
Use Rosuvastatin as directed by your doctor.
- Take Rosuvastatin by mouth with or without food.
- If you also take an antacid that has aluminum or magnesium in it, take it at least 2 hours after taking Rosuvastatin. Check with your doctor if you have any questions.
- Continue to take Rosuvastatin even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- If you miss a dose of Rosuvastatin, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rosuvastatin.
Store Rosuvastatin at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 to 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Rosuvastatin out of the reach of children and away from pets.