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Rosuvastatin - Overview
Rosuvastatin, marketed under the name Crestor, is a medication used in helping people with abnormal lipid and cholesterol levels. Push Health can connect people who need a rosuvastatin calcium prescription with medical providers in their area who can prescribe rosuvastatin tablets when appropriate and safe to do so.
What Is Rosuvastatin Calcium?
Rosuvastatin - similar to atorvastatin (Lipitor), ezetimibe (Zetia), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol) and simvastatin (Zocor) - belongs to a class of medications known as HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors. Rosuvastatin is indicated for use in specific patients with lipid disorders, including primary hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia and hypertriglyceridemia. Rosuvastatin calcium may also be used for risk reduction in other patients with specific risk factors in the absence of clinically evident CHD. Rosuvastatin's mechanism of action is thought to involve increasing uptake and breakdown of LDL through increasing the number of LDL receptors in the liver and blocking synthesis of VLDL. Rosuvastatin should be used as an adjunct to diet and exercise.
Rosuvastatin - Dosage and Price
Rosuvastatin is generally available as rosuvastatin 5 mg, rosuvastatin 10 mg, rosuvastatin 20 mg, and rosuvastatin 40 mg tablets. Frequently, the starting dosage is rosuvastatin 5 mg once daily but the exact regimen is dependent on the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Following oral dosing, rosuvastatin reaches peak concentrations in the plasma within 5 hours and is primarily bound to albumin and other plasma proteins. Most rosuvastatin and its metabolites are excreted in the feces. Rosuvastatin can generally be taken with or without food but one's pharmacist should be consulted for specific information. Rosuvastatin can interact with a number of medications and care should be taken when used concomitantly with other drugs. Generic rosuvastatin is considered inexpensive, costing under 20 cents per rosuvastatin 20 mg tablet at many pharmacies. Rosuvastatin coupons are sometimes available online or from the manufacturer. Many insurance plans will cover the cost of a rosuvastatin prescription but it depends on the plan and the coverage.
Can I Buy Rosuvastatin Online?
Rosuvastatin is a prescription medication in the United States. As a result, one cannot just buy rosuvastatin online as the first step is consulting with a medical provider to determine the appropriateness of the prescription. Additionally, rosuvastatin OTC (over the counter) tablets are not available in the US. People who need a rosuvastatin prescription, however, can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe rosuvastatin medication when indicated to do so.
Rosuvastatin - Side Effects
Before using rosuvastatin, it is important to discuss possible side effects with one's medical provider and pharmacist. Side effects that can result from rosuvastatin use include myalgia, nausea, headache and abdominal pain. People taking rosuvastatin should be aware that the risk of skeletal muscle disorders such as rhabdomyolysis and myopathy increase with medication use. Additionally, liver health should be measured using enzyme testing before and during treatment. Rosuvastatin and alcohol should not be used together. Anyone with a known hypersensitivity to rosuvastatin or a similar medication should not use rosuvastatin. Rosuvastatin dosing adjustments frequently need to be made when using rosuvastatin in Asian populations and in people with renal disease.
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Last updated December 14, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.