FDA Approves New Indication For Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin, a statin drug that lowers the blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase was approved by the FDA for treatment of the following:

high triglycerides levels
high cholesterol levels
high LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) levels

Rosuvastatin is used in over 150 countries and is sold under different brand names. New researches show that this drug could also be useful in treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

New Indication for Rosuvastatin are approved

Latest studies show that Rosuvastatin can reduce the chances of heart attack, stroke, and other vascular complications in patients with elevated C-reactive protein but no other risk factors.

The FDA finally approved Rosuvastatin in 2010, after it was proved that Rosuvastatin can reduce the chances of stroke and heart attack, and is also viable in treatment of vasoconstriction in patients, who do not have a heart disease.

The new indication mean that Rosuvastatin can be used for treatment of elderly, who have an elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level (in excess of 2 mg/L), and presence of at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor, such as low HDL-C, high blood pressure, smoking, or a family history of heart disease at young age.

Natural health remedies for lowering cholesterol

Allopathic medications however in general come with a baggage of possible side-effects, which can range from mild to severe. That is the reason why today, more and more people are moving towards Naturopathy for treatment of various health ailments.

Researches show that natural health remedies, such as eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, and making positive changes in the lifestyle can help immensely in lowering blood pressure and possible prevention of various heart diseases.

Natural health remedies for high cholesterol are safe, effective, and free from side-effects. If you wish to learn more about how to lower cholesterol naturally, check out our Cholesterol Guide.

Note however that you should always consult your doctor before changing anything regarding your health and medications. To stop taking medications or not taking medications when recommended by a doctor can be life-threatening.

by Scott Davis

Glenn Seymour (97 Posts)

Partner & Director of Business Development at Stocks Institue for Age Management. I Promote Age Management strategies including hormone optimization, low glycemic index foods and exercise. I have spent my career in the healthcare industry.

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