API Product   :    Rosuvastatin Calcium
CEP   :    ¤
WCC   :    ?
Therapeutic Use    :    Lipid-regulating/anti-atheroma preparations; Cardiac therapy
Lipid-regulating/anti-atheroma preparations; Cardiac therapy
Originator   :    AstraZeneca
CAS No.    :    287714-41-4
Trade Name.   :    CRESTOR
Molecular Weight   :    481.539 g/ mol
481.539 g/ mol
Molecular Formula   :    C22H28FN3O6S
Rosuvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins." It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver.
Rosuvastatin, sold under the tradename Crestor among others, is a statin medication, used to prevent cardiovascular disease in those at high risk and treat abnormal lipids. It recommended to be used together with dietary changes, exercise, and weight loss. It is taken by mouth. Common side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, headaches, and muscle pains. Serious side effects may include rhabdomyolysis, liver problems, and diabetes. Use during pregnancy may harm the baby. Like all statins, rosuvastatin works by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme found in liver that plays a role in producing cholesterol.