Rosuvastatin 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).
No, there is no evidence that Onrose causes weight gain. If you are taking Onrose and gaining weight, consult your doctor. The doctor may get some investigations done to know the reason for the weight gain.
Q. Does Onrose make you tired?
Yes, Onrose can make you feel tired. Most commonly, it is due to muscle injury. In some patients tiredness may be due to liver problems. Patient may also experience loss of appetite, upper belly pain, and yellowing of skin due to liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor if tiredness persists.
Q. For how long should I take Onrose?
You may need to take Onrose for life or for as long as directed by your doctor. Most people with high cholesterol do not feel ill, but if you stop taking this medicine, your condition could get worse. This may lead to your cholesterol levels creeping up again and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Q. Should Onrose be taken at night?
Onrose 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 Onrose?
Onrose 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 fried food and junk food. It is recommended to eat a low-fat and 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 Onrose or not. What should I do?
All medicines have side effects, but the benefits of Onrose in reducing cardiovascular risk (risk of heart attack and stroke) 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 Onrose versus the risks of not taking it at all.
Q. Can Onrose cause memory loss?
Memory loss may occur with Onrose 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 Onrose. However, you should consult your doctor if you experience this side effect as it could be due to some other reason.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 4th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.