Trade name: Akroz
Strength: 5 mg
Active ingredient: Rosuvastain
Category: Akroz 5 mg tablet belongs to class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins)
Pregnancy category: Akroz 5 mg tablets belongs to FDA pregnancy category X. This medication is not for use in pregnancy. It increase the risk birth defects.
Uses: Akroz 5 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 5 mg tablet works by reducing the amount cholesterol produced by the liver.
How to use: Take akroz 5 mg tablet orally with or with out food. Antacids containing magnesium or aluminum can reduce the absorption of Akroz 5 mg tablet. Hence, it is advisable to take this kind of antacids at least 2 hours after this medication.
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.
Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: May 31st, 2015
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