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Rozugus 5 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Rozugus Tablet

Rozugus 5 mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat high cholesterol. This medicine helps by lowering "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides while at the same time raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Lowering cholesterol levels reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Lifestyle changes like low-fat diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation may help this medicine to work better. Fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle pain, and stomach pain may be seen as side effects with this medicine. Diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels while using this medicine, as it may lead to an increase in blood sugar levels. This medicine is not safe for pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant.

Uses of Rozugus Tablet

Rozugus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Headache

How to use Rozugus Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rozugus 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Rozugus Tablet works

Rozugus 5 mg Tablet is a lipid-lowering medication (statin). It works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required by the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL).

Rozugus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Rozugus 5 mg Tablet. Taking alcohol with Rosuvastatin increases the chances of liver dysfunction.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Rozugus 5 mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Rozugus 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Rozugus 5 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Rozugus 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rozugus 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rozugus 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Rozugus 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rozugus 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Rozugus 5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Rozugus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Rozugus 5 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Inform your doctor if you experience fatigue, muscle weakness or muscle pain. 
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function before starting the treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice signs of liver problem such as yellowing of skin or eyes, unusually dark urine or stomach pains.
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease or diabetes. If you are diabetic, monitor your blood sugar level regularly as Rozugus 5 mg Tablet may cause an increase in your blood sugar level.
  • Do not take Rozugus 5 mg Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rozugus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Rozugus

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High cholesterol;sugar;heavy weight
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mgayush.com/otc/himalaya-abana-tablet-otc1202731-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.take this medicine along with your treatment
Cholesterol levels is high . How to maintain?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Avoid oily food, do physical exercise, take sudh guggul 2 tablet twive
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FAQs

Q. Does Rozugus cause weight gain?

No, there is no evidence that Rozugus causes weight gain. If you are taking Rozugus and gaining weight, consult your doctor. The doctor may get some investigations done to know the reason for the weight gain.

Q. Does Rozugus make you tired?

Yes, Rozugus can make you feel tired. However, tiredness can also be due to liver problems or myopathy which are two serious side effects of this medicine. Tiredness that is accompanied by other symptoms like loss of appetite, upper belly pain, yellowing of skin, etc. may be due to liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor if tiredness persists.

Q. For how long should I take Rozugus?

You may need to take Rozugus for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. The benefits can be felt only for as long as you take it. Stopping Rozugus without starting a different treatment may increase your cholesterol levels again. This medicine has only a few side effects and is usually considered safe if taken as directed by the doctor.

Q. Should Rozugus be taken at night?

Rozugus is taken once a day. It can be taken in the morning or night or any time of the day, with or without food. Try taking this medicine at the same time every day. Doing this will help you remember to take it daily.

Q. What foods should be avoided when taking Rozugus?

Rozugus is used to decrease your blood cholesterol levels. Therefore, to seek the best results of this medicine, you should avoid foods which are high in calories like chips, burgers, fried food, etc. Eat a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Be sure to follow all the exercise and dietary recommendations made by your doctor or dietician.

Q. I am still not sure whether I should take Rozugus or not. What should I do?

All medicines have side effects, but the benefits of Rozugus in reducing cardiovascular risk are proven by a large number of studies. However, if you do have any concerns, then discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor will consider and explain to you the benefits of taking Rozugus versus the risks of not taking it at all.

Q. Can Rozugus cause memory loss?

Memory loss may occur with Rozugus in very rare cases. This is generally non-serious and may occur as early as 1 day or may take years to appear. These symptoms may disappear within about 3 weeks of discontinuing Rozugus. However, you should consult your doctor if you experience this side effect as it could be due to some other reason.

Q. Does Rozugus cause diabetes?

Rozugus use is seen to be associated with an increase in blood sugar levels in clinical studies. The increase is similar to as seen in a diabetic patient and you may need treatment for the same. Consult your doctor before taking Rozugus if you are a diabetic.

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