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Rosuvastatin is a generic statin that works to reduce 'bad cholesterol' and increase the presence of 'good cholesterol'. If taken daily alongside a healthy diet and enough exercise, Rosuvastatin can help in effective long-term management of cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Rosuvastatin is the generic version of Crestor and well tolerated by most patients, with limited side effects.

What are the benefits?

Rosuvastatin has been proven to lower cholesterol with regular use. There are two forms of cholesterol in the body, HDL which is the 'good cholesterol' and LDL which is considered the 'bad cholesterol'. When the former's levels are too high, the wax-like substance forms deposits inside the arteries which increases the risk of coronary heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. By reducing the levels of LDL, the statin can effectively lower the risk for the corresponding health issues.

How does Rosuvastatin work?

Similar to its brand counterpart Crestor, Rosuvastatin reduces levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood by blocking the enzyme responsible for its production in the liver. That way high cholesterol is treated right at the point of the potential issue but fortunately it also improves the way the body naturally reduces LDL in the blood stream. These two functions combined make it an effective choice for lowering cholesterol.

Who can use it?

Most sufferers of high cholesterol can use Rosuvastatin with relative safety after attempts to improve diet or lifestyle have shown no significant effect. However, individuals who have a medical history that includes liver disease, kidney problems or are currently pregnant or breastfeeding should not use this medication to lower their cholesterol.

Certain medications should also not be used in conjunction with Rosuvastatin as they could have dangerous interactions. These include medications like ciclosporin (used after organ transplants), warfarin, erythromycin (an oral contraceptive), fibrates, HIV medications or others treatments for high LDL cholesterol. You should consult your doctor and include any conditions or medications in our consultation before using this medication to ensure it's safe.

How do you take it?

Exact prescription guidelines will accompany the medication when it's prescribed but generally it's intended to be taken as a daily treatment. Simply swallow one tablet every day with a sip of water to reduce cholesterol effectively.

It's advised that Rosuvastatin is taken at the same time every day to help ensure that treatment is taken properly. Remember that even when cholesterol levels reach a normal balance, the medication will still need to be taken to keep LDL in check.

Does the medication have any side effects?

Like all medications, Rosuvastatin can cause certain side effects. However these are generally only experienced by a few users and are mild. These should disappear once the body has adjusted to the treatment.

Common side effects include headache, constipation, dizziness and slight stomach pain. If any of these reactions persists or grows worse, you should consult your doctor immediately. The same applies should any rarer side effects like rash, facial swelling, itching or breathing difficulties present but these should be treated as an emergency and medical assistance would be required straight away.

Buy high cholesterol treatment online

You can buy the branded version of Rosuvastatin - Crestor from OnlineClinic for a convenient and safe way to manage your cholesterol. We require that you complete our short online consultation before you can buy Crestor however, which is reviewed by our doctors for safety reasons. If they feel the medication is a suitable form of treatment, they will issue a prescription to our pharmacy. There your medication will be dispensed and shipped straight to you free of charge.

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