Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin is a type of statin, which are medicines used to lower cholesterol levels and help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular illness. This medicine, along with a proper diet, exercise, and weight loss help treat abnormal lipid levels.

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Should I take medicines for increased triglyceride level in the blood?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I got a lipid profile done, and the triglycerides level was 207 mg/dL, apart from that everything was normal. As it was a festival season, I had a lot of drinks and food for three days before the blood test. My doctor told me to take Razel (Rosuvastatin) tablets for 3 to 4 mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will try to explain in detail about the lipid profile. Triglyceride levels in the lipid profile depend on the fasting status. If the blood sample is taken in fasting, the upper limit is 200 mg/dL. But the value changes with the food taken by you. In your case, ther...  Read Full »

Do I need to change the dose of statins?

Query: Hi doctor,Three years ago, I had a stent in my LAD, which had been 96% occluded. At that time, my cardiologist put me on Plavix for a year and ongoing 81 mg Aspirin therapy. I am also taking 50 mg Atenolol. It was 25 mg until this month and was increased due to palpitations probably stress related. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good to know that you are in good control of your lipids. First of all, statins must be used when one has had any heart attack or stroke. The dose of statin is set by the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein). LDL must be lowered to one half. In your case, Crestor (Ro...  Read Full »

How long should I take medication for increased triglycerides?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a lipid profile test last month, and it showed the following values:1) Cholesterol -191.2) Triglycerides - 533.3) HDL cholesterol - 29.4) LDL cholesterol - 55.5) VLDL cholesterol - 106.6) Non-HDL cholesterol - 162.I never did a lipid profile test earlier. The thyroid and blood sugar ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to modify your lifestyle, or else it will go back to its previous state after the medication is stopped. So important thing is you do lifestyle modifications like: 1) Reducing intake of oily fried food. 2) Increasing intake of salads and green vegetables. ...  Read Full »

My attached report shows mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male, and I weigh 84 kg. I have a history of asthma, for which I use Salbutamol. I also have eczema and alopecia, for which I use topical Hydrocortisone and Finasteride 1 mg respectively. I do not smoke or drink. My last routine investigation, which I did last year,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you do have a very high cholesterol and high LDL levels, which indicate that you have dyslipidemia. Your ultrasound also shows non-alcoholic fatty liver dise...  Read Full »

Kindly review my medical reports and share your suggestions.

Query: Hi doctor, I request you to please review my medical reports and share your recommendations. Could you please suggest your views on the ECG report attached?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are fine, except a few abnormalities (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your lipid profile is showing increased cholesterol, both total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). Also, liver enzyme ALT (alanine transaminase) is borderline, which is ...  Read Full »

Is Rosuvastatin recommended in patients with prediabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old male with a height of 5.8 feet and a weight of 137 lbs. I have high cholesterol level of about 2237 mg/dL, LDL value of 170 mg/dL, HbA1c - 5.9 %, and bilirubin - 1.5 mg/dL. I have a family history of heart disease. My father died of a heart attack 22 years ago. I co...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmad Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are prediabetic, you need strict control of your cholesterol level. I would suggest restarting tablet Rosuvastatin 10 mg for at least one month, as it will lower down your cholesterol level. For further follow-ups, do laboratory tests and consult your doctor.  Read Full »

Is it good to take pomegranate juice while taking Rosuvastatin?

Query: Hi doctor, I was reading on the internet that one should not take pomegranate juice while on Rosuvastatin. It damages the kidney and muscle loss will occur. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. There is no direct interaction between pomegranate juice and statin so it is not absolutely contraindicated. But, drinking pomegranate juice by people who are taking statin may lead slower metabolism of stain and may increase the...  Read Full »

Why did the doctor suggest consulting an endocrinologist for my mother's weight gain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is complaining about headaches and burning sensation in the eyes. She has put on weight as well and recently she started complaining about pain in the right leg heel. So, I took her to an orthopedic doctor. He asked her about her menstrual cycle and when she replied that it has sto...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be due to her stopping of periods called menopause. During this period there occur hormonal changes, which causes these symptoms. I recommend her to get the following tests done and revert back. Serum estradiol. Serum vitamin D3 levels. Revert back ...  Read Full »

My echo report shows regional wall abnormality with good systolic function. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My echocardiography color doppler study report of the heart showed a positive result for regional wall motion abnormality with a hypokinetic mid and apical septum. There was a good LV systolic function and grade one diastolic dysfunction. The cardiac chambers and valves were normal. Ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have a history of chest pain. The abnormality in your report is regional wall motion abnormality and it indicates that there is no proper contraction on one part of the heart. It occurs due to blockage in arteries. You need to do angiography. ...  Read Full »

Should I concern about diastolic dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a cardiac CT scan. The report shows LCx - near the origin of the LCx/ramus. There appears to be an arterial communication with an outpouching of the LV anterior to the left pulmonary veins. There is no coronary artery dilatation that one may expect in a coronary LV fist...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of next time, please always upload or give information on the complete result of an investigation. It helps to explain the investigation better. The report means simply that there is an anatomical deformity or changes perhaps present in the left ventricula...  Read Full »

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