Cholesterol is a fatty substance. It cannot be transported in blood on its own as insoluble in water. So, it combines with certain protein to form lipoproteins. LDL (low-density Lipoprotein) is an important carrier of cholesterol. It is termed as bad cholesterol. Increased levels of LDL-C in blood is associated with increased risk & heart disease.
The drug is used to treat high cholesterol and related conditions. It is used in combination with exercise, diet and weight loss.
Rosuvastatin belongs to the class of medication called statins. It is also known as HMG- CoA reductase inhibitors. It is an enzyme that produces cholesterol in livers. The drug blocks the pathway for cholesterol synthesis in the liver. Most of the circulating cholesterol comes from internal Synthesis by the liver.
It is also believed that the drug seeks to compensate by producing LDL receptors to throw cholesterol out of the circulation. LDL receptors bind to LDL and VLDL particle (bad cholesterol) in the liver and they are reprocessed into bile salts and other by-products. Studies show that statin prevents CVD due to four reasons.
It also increased the level of HDL (Good cholesterol) and reduces triglycerides.
The drug is available in the form of a tablet.
The doctor may adjust the dose as the effect and how it is tolerated by patient at intervals of at least 2-4 weeks.
Generic medicines are cheaper than the Brand ones. Brand medicines increase their cost due to many reasons. They include Brand name, packaging & pricing. Other reasons include the cost spend on research and development of the drug.
Generic medicines are ordered in bulk and do not include such costing. All these benefits are passed on to our customers.
Cost of Generic Rosuvastatin
Cost of Brand Crestor.