Ezallor Sprinkle

Rosuvastatin Ezallor sprinkle capsules are a statin that can help lower cholesterol in combination with a proper diet. Ezallor reduces the amount of cholesterol made by the liver, which lowers "bad" cholesterol and increases "good" cholesterol in the blood. Please note: At Dr. B, this medication is only prescribed as a refill. Read more about high cholesterol.
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COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Crestor, Ezallor Sprinkle

What you should know about Rosuvastatin
  • Rosuvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower "bad" cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as "statins."
  • It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight and stopping smoking. Talk with your medical provider for more details.
How to use Rosuvastatin
  • Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking Rosuvastatin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your medical provider or pharmacist.
  • Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your medical provider, usually once daily.
  • If you are taking the capsule form of this medication, swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. If you have trouble swallowing the capsules, read and follow the manufacturer's Instructions for Use leaflet. 
  • With sprinkle capsules,  carefully open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on 1 teaspoonful of soft food (such as applesauce, or chocolate- or vanilla-flavored pudding). Swallow all of the mixture without chewing. Use/discard the mixture within 60 minutes. Do not prepare a supply in advance.
  • The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, race and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your medical provider and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products). 
  • If you are of Asian descent, your medical provider may direct you to start with a lower dose because you may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium can reduce the absorption of this drug. If taking this type of antacid, take it at least 2 hours after this medication.
  • Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time each day.
  • Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick.
  • It is very important to continue to follow your medical provider’s advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.
Potential side effects
  • Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your medical provider has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
  • This drug can precipitate or worsen myasthenia gravis.
  • This drug can cause thyroid dysfunction, low platelet count.
  • A very small number of people taking Rosuvastatin may have mild memory problems or confusion. If these rare effects occur, talk to your medical provider.
  • Rarely, statins may cause or worsen or precipitate diabetes. Talk to your medical provider about the benefits and risks.
  • Tell your medical provider right away if you have any serious side effects, including foamy urine.
  • This drug may rarely cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy). Tell your medical provider right away if you develop any of these symptoms during treatment and if these symptoms last after your doctor stops this drug:

    • Muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness)
    • Signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine or dark urine)
  • This medication may rarely cause liver problems. Tell your medical provider right away if you develop symptoms of liver problems, including:

    • Nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop
    • Yellowing eyes/skin
    • Dark urine
    • Stomach/abdominal pain
  • A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:

    • Rash
    • Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
    • Dizziness
    • Trouble breathing
  • This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Precautions to be aware of
  • Before taking Rosuvastatin, tell your medical provider or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
  • Before using this medication, tell your medical provider or pharmacist your medical history, especially of liver disease, kidney disease or alcohol use.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
  • Limit alcoholic beverages. Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver problems, especially when combined with Rosuvastatin. Ask your medical provider or pharmacist for more information.
  • Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially muscle problems.
  • During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your OB/GYN.
  • This medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your OB/GYN or child’s pediatrician before breastfeeding.
Drug interactions
  • Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions.
  • Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your medical provider and pharmacist.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicines without your medical provider's approval.
  • Some products that may interact with this drug include "blood thinners" (such as Warfarin), Daptomycin, Gemfibrozil, Carbamazepine, HIV medications, Rifampin.
  • Other medications can affect the removal of Rosuvastatin from your body, which may affect how Rosuvastatin works. Examples include Fostamatinib, Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir/Voxilaprevir, among others.
  • Do not take any red yeast rice products while you are taking Rosuvastatin because some red yeast rice products may also contain a statin called Lovastatin. Taking Rosuvastatin and red yeast rice products together can increase your risk of serious muscle and liver problems.
What to do in the event of an overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. If symptoms from taking this medication are less severe, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

Additional notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Lab and/or medical tests (such as blood cholesterol/triglyceride levels, liver function) should be done while you are taking this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments. Consult your medical provider for more details.
What to do if you miss a dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose (within 12 hours), skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
How to store this medication
  • Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medications away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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