The Brand Name CRESTOR Has Generic Salt :: ROSUVASTATIN
CRESTOR Is From Company Astrazeneca Priced :: Rs. 364
CRESTOR have ROSUVASTATIN is comes under Sub class Anti Hyperlipidemics of Main Class Cardiovascular System
Main Medicine Class:: Cardiovascular System Sub Medicine Class :: Anti Hyperlipidemics
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Indications for Drugs ::
Hyperlipidaemias, Primary hypercholesterolaemia (heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia), mixed dyslipidaemia, homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia, Stroke prevention
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO: Dose range: 5-40 mg once daily. Initially 5-10 mg once daily increased if necessary at intervals of at least 4 weeks to 20 mg once daily. Daily dose can be increased after further 4 weeks to 40 mg only in severe hypercholesterolaemia with high cardiovascular risk and under specialist supervision. Elderly initially 5 mg once daily. HoFH: Starting dose 20 mg. Child: Heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia: >10 yr Initially, 5 mg once daily, may be adjusted at intervals of at least 4 wk. Max: 20 mg once daily. Use 40 mg dose only for patients not reaching LDL-C goal with 20 mg Rosuvastatin can be taken with or without food, at any time of day. Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) 30-60 Initially, 5 mg once daily to max 20 mg once daily <30 contraindicated. Contraindication ::
Severe renal impairment, active liver disease, unexplained persistent elevations of serum transaminases; hypersensitivity. Pregnancy, lactation.
Drug Precautions ::
Not to be used in patient with acute, serious condition suggestive of myopathy or predisposing to the development of renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis e.g. sepsis, hypotension, major surgery, trauma, severe metabolic, endocrine and electrolyte disorders or uncontrolled seizures and combination use with cyclosporine, lopinavir/ritonavir, atazanavir/ritonavir, or certain other lipid-lowering drugs. History of liver disease and alcoholism. Discontinue treatment if there is marked or persistent increase in serum aminotransferase concentrations, significant increase in creatinine phosphokinase or evidence of myopathy.
Drug Side Effects ::
Headache, dizziness, constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, myalgia, chest pain, peripheral oedema, depression, insomnia, rash, paraesthesia, proteinuria and asthenia.Potentially Fatal: Rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure.
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Rosuvastatin is a selective and competitive inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. It increases the number of hepatic LDL receptors on the cell surface, enhancing uptake and catabolism of LDL. It also decreases apolipoprotein B, triglycerides and increases HDL.
Drug Interactions ::
May increase serum levels of warfarin and oral contraceptives. May increase serum levels w/ itraconazole, HIV protease inhibitors. May decrease serum levels w/ erythromycin and antacids. May increase risk of myopathy w/ fenofibrate, niacin. Potentially Fatal: Increased risk of rhabdomyolysis w/ gemfibrozil and ciclosporin.