On this episode, I discuss rosuvastatin pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions and pharmacokinetics.
Rosuvastatin is a hydrophilic statin which differs from some of the most commonly used statins like simvastatin and atorvastatin.
Rosuvastatin is minimally affected by CYP3A4 drug interactions so that is a small potential advantage over simvastatin and atorvastatin.
At dosages of 20-40 mg, rosuvastatin is considered a high intensity statin and can bring down LDL by over 50%.
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