Akroz 10 mg tablet

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Manufacturer: Akesiss

Trade name: Akroz

Strength: 10 mg

Active ingredient: Rosuvastain

Type: Tablet

Category: Akroz 10 mg tablet belongs to class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)

Pregnancy category: Akroz 10 mg tablets belongs to FDA pregnancy category X. This medication is not for use in pregnancy. It increase the risk birth defects.

FDA pregnancy categories

Uses: Akroz 10 mg tablet is used to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol ( HDL). It works better if it is used along with diet and exercise. Akroz 10 mg tablet works by reducing the amount cholesterol produced by the liver.

Cholesterol levels

cholesterol management

How to use: Take akroz 10 mg tablet orally with or with out food. Antacids containing magnesium or aluminum can reduce the absorption of Akroz 10 mg tablet. Hence, it is advisable to take this kind of antacids at least 2 hours after this medication.

Side effects: headache, depression, confusion, joint pain, insomnia, constipation, stomach pain

Dosage: 5 to 10 mg once daily with or with out food. The maintenance dose is 5 mg to 40 mg once daily with or with out food. 

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Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: May 31st, 2015

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