Crestor 20 mg
- Brand: AstraZeneca
- Product Code: ATZ_CRT20
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Rosuvastatin calcium, which is a type of medicine called a statin. It works by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver.
For the sake of simplicity, there are two sorts of cholesterol; a 'bad' sort called low density lipoprotein (LDL) and a 'good' sort called high density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is deposited in the arteries and increases the risk of heart disease by clogging and narrowing the arteries (atherosclerosis), while HDL actually protects the arteries against this.
Rosuvastatin decreases the production of LDL cholesterol by blocking the action of the enzyme in the liver (called HMG-CoA reductase) that is responsible for its production. This decreases the amount of cholesterol in the liver cells, which causes them to take up LDL cholesterol from the blood. The decreased cholesterol production and increased removal of LDL cholesterol from the blood ultimately results in lowered blood cholesterol levels.
Rosuvastatin also causes a small decrease in the production of other 'bad fats' in the blood called triglycerides, and a small increase in the level of HDL cholesterol. This results in lowered levels of 'bad fats' and raised levels of 'good fats'.
Statins have an important role in the prevention of coronary heart disease. They reduce the risk of excess cholesterol being deposited in the major blood vessels of the heart. Any blockage in the blood vessels limits the amount of blood and therefore oxygen being carried to the heart muscle. This can cause chest pain (angina) and in severe cases can result in a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Statins also reduce the risk of stroke by decreasing the risk of excess cholesterol being deposited in the blood vessels leading to the brain. These fat deposits can cause blockage and therefore limit blood and oxygen supply to certain parts of the brain.
Rosuvastatin is used to lower cholesterol in people who have high levels either due to genetics (familial hypercholesterolaemia) or as a result of diet and lifestyle. This helps to reduce the risk of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and the problems described above.
Rosuvastatin can also be used to reduce the risk of these problems in people who have normal cholesterol levels, but are at high risk of heart disease for other reasons.
What is it used for?
Lowering high levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and other fats (called triglycerides and apolipoprotein B) in the blood in adults and children aged 10 years and over with primary hypercholesterolaemia, familial hypercholesterolaemia or mixed hyperlipidaemia. This medicine is used when a low-fat diet and lifestyle changes such as increased exercise have not reduced cholesterol enough.
Preventing cardiovascular events such as angina, heart attacks, strokes or needing heart bypass surgery, in people with a high risk of heart disease, for example smokers, people who are overweight or obese, or people with diabetes, high blood pressure or a close family history of heart disease. The medicine can be used for this purpose even if your cholesterol levels are normal.
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Size: 2x14's = 28 tablets / box