Rosuvastatin is used to lower bad cholesterol (LDL), lower triglycerides and raise good cholesterol (HDL).
You might also be prescribed Rosuvastatin irregardless of your cholesterol levels if you have:
- Previous heart attack or stroke
- Known heart disease
- Peripheral artery disease
Studies have shown that Rosuvastatin can help prevent future cardiovascular events and death. Rosuvastatin may also be prescribed to you for other reasons, always check with your doctor what your medication is used for.