Label: ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM tablet, coated

  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL

Drug Label Information

Updated May 8, 2023

If you are a healthcare professional or from the pharmaceutical industry please visit this version.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION
    These highlights do not include all the information needed to use ROSUVASTATIN TABLETS safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for ROSUVASTATIN TABLETS.



    ROSUVASTATIN tablets, for oral use



    Initial U.S. Approval: 2003

    RECENT MAJOR CHANGES

    Contraindications, Pregnancy and Lactation ( 4) Removed 01/2023
    Warnings and Precautions ( 5.2) 01/2023
    Warnings and Precautions, Concomitant Coumarin Anticoagulants ( 5.4) Removed 01/2023

    INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    Rosuvastatin tablets are an HMG Co-A reductase inhibitor (statin) indicated: ( 1)
    • To reduce the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, and arterial revascularization procedures in adults without established coronary heart disease who are at increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease based on age, hsCRP ≥2 mg/L, and at least one additional CV risk factor.
    • As an adjunct to diet to reduce LDL-C in adults with primary hyperlipidemia.
    • As an adjunct to diet to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and slow the progression of atherosclerosis in adults.
    • As an adjunct to diet to reduce LDL-C in adults and pediatric patients aged 8 years and older with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH).
    • As an adjunct to other LDL-C-lowering therapies, or alone if such treatments are unavailable, to reduce LDL-C in adults with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH).
    • As an adjunct to diet for the treatment of adults with:
    o Primary dysbetalipoproteinemia.
    o Hypertriglyceridemia.

    DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    Take orally with or without food, at any time of day. ( 2.1)Assess LDL-C when clinically appropriate, as early as 4 weeks after initiating rosuvastatin tablets, and adjust dosage if necessary. ( 2.1)

    Adults: Recommended dosage range is 5 to 40 mg once daily. ( 2.1)

    Pediatric Patients with HeFH: Recommended dosage range is 5 to 10 mg once daily for patients aged 8 to less than 10 years of age, and 5 to 20 mg once daily for patients aged 10 years and older. ( 2.2)
    Asian Patients: Initiate at 5 mg once daily. Consider risks and benefits of treatment if not adequately controlled at doses up to 20 mg once daily. ( 2.4)

    Patients with Severe Renal Impairment(not on hemodialysis): Initiate at 5 mg once daily; do not exceed 10 mg once daily. ( 2.5, 5.1, 8.6)

    See full prescribing information for rosuvastatin tablets dosage and administration modifications due to drug interactions. ( 2.6)

    DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

    Tablets: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg of rosuvastatin.( 3)

    CONTRAINDICATIONS

    • Acute liver failure or decompensated cirrhosis. ( 4)
    • Hypersensitivity to rosuvastatin or any excipients in Rosuvastatin tablets. ( 4)

    WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

    • Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis: Risk factors include age 65 years or greater, uncontrolled hypothyroidism, renal impairment, concomitant use with certain other drugs, and higher rosuvastatin tablets dosage. Asian patients may be at higher risk for myopathy. Discontinue rosuvastatin tablets if markedly elevated CK levels occur or myopathy is diagnosed or suspected. Temporarily discontinue rosuvastatin tablets in patients experiencing an acute or serious condition at high risk of developing renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis. Inform patients of the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis when starting or increasing rosuvastatin tablets dosage. Instruct patients to promptly report unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever. ( 5.1, 7.1, 8.58.6, 8.8)
    • Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy (IMNM): Rare reports of IMNM, an autoimmune myopathy, have been reported with statin use. Discontinue rosuvastatin tablets if IMNM is suspected. ( 5.2)
    • Hepatic Dysfunction: Increases in serum transaminases have occurred, some persistent. Rare reports of fatal and non-fatal hepatic failure have occurred. Consider testing liver enzymes before initiating therapy and as clinically indicated thereafter. If serious hepatic injury with clinical symptoms and/or hyperbilirubinemia or jaundice occurs, promptly discontinue rosuvastatin tablets. ( 4, 5.3, 8.7)

    ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Most frequent adverse reactions (rate ≥2%) are headache, nausea, myalgia, asthenia, and constipation. ( 6.1)
    To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Torrent Pharma Inc. at 1-800-912-9561 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

    DRUG INTERACTIONS

    See full prescribing information for details regarding concomitant use of rosuvastatin tablets with other drugs that increase the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. ( 2.6,7.1)
    Aluminum and Magnesium Hydroxide Combination Antacids: Administer rosuvastatin tablets at least 2 hours after the antacid. ( 2.6, 7.2)
    Wafarin: Obtain INR prior to starting rosuvastatin tablets. Monitor INR frequently until stable upon initiation, dose titration or discontinuation. ( 7.3)

    USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

    Pregnancy: May cause fetal harm. ( 8.1)
    Lactation: Breastfeeding not recommended during treatment with rosuvastatin tablets. ( 8.2)

    Pediatric use information for patients 7 to 17 years of age is approved for AstraZeneca's CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets. However, due to AstraZeneca's marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

    See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION and FDA-approved patient labeling.

    Revised: 3/2023

  • Table of Contents

    FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION: CONTENTS*

    1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    2.1 General Dosage and Administration Information

    2.2 Recommended Dosage in Adult Patients

    2.3 Recommended Dosage in Pediatric Patients

    2.4 Dosing in Asian Patients

    2.5 Recommended Dosage in Patients with Renal Impairment

    2.6 Dosage and Administration Modifications Due to Drug Interactions

    3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

    4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

    5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

    5.1 Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

    5.2 Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy

    5.3 Hepatic Dysfunction

    5.4 Proteinuria and Hematuria

    5.5 Increases in HbA1c and Fasting Serum Glucose Levels

    6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

    6.1 Clinical Trials Experience

    6.2 Postmarketing Experience

    7 DRUG INTERACTIONS

    7.1 Drug Interactions that Increase the Risk of Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis with Rosuvastatin Tablets

    7.2 Drug Interactions that Decrease the Efficacy of Rosuvastatin Tablets

    7.3 Rosuvastatin Tablets Effects on Other Drugs

    8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

    8.1 Pregnancy

    8.2 Lactation

    8.4 Pediatric Use

    8.5 Geriatric Use

    8.6 Renal Impairment

    8.7 Hepatic Impairment

    8.8 Asian Patients

    10 OVERDOSAGE

    11 DESCRIPTION

    12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    12.1 Mechanism of Action

    12.2 Pharmacodynamics

    12.3 Pharmacokinetics

    12.5 Pharmacogenomics

    13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

    13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

    14 CLINICAL STUDIES

    16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

    17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

    *
    Sections or subsections omitted from the full prescribing information are not listed.
  • 1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    Pediatric use information for patients 7 to 17 years of age is approved for AstraZeneca's CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets. However, due to AstraZeneca's marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

    Rosuvastatin tablets are indicated:

    • To reduce the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, and arterial revascularization procedures in adults without established coronary heart disease who are at increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease based on age, hsCRP ≥2 mg/L, and at least one additional CV risk factor.
    • As an adjunct to diet to:
    o Reduce LDL-C in adults with primary hyperlipidemia.
    o Reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and slow the progression of atherosclerosis in adults.
    o Reduce LDL-C in adults and pediatric patients aged 8 years and older with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH).
    • As an adjunct to other LDL-C-lowering therapies, or alone if such treatments are unavailable, to reduce LDL-C in adults with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH).
    • As an adjunct to diet for the treatment of adults with:
    o Primary dysbetalipoproteinemia.
    o Hypertriglyceridemia.

  • 2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    2.1 General Dosage and Administration Information

    • Administer rosuvastatin tablets orally as a single dose at any time of day, with or without food. The tablet should be swallowed whole.
    • Assess LDL-C when clinically appropriate, as early as 4 weeks after initiating rosuvastatin tablets, and adjust the dosage if necessary.
    • If a dose is missed, advise patients not take an extra dose. Resume treatment with the next dose.

    2.2 Recommended Dosage in Adult Patients

    • The dosage range for rosuvastatin tablets are 5 to 40 mg orally once daily.
    • The recommended dose of rosuvastatin tablets depend on a patient’s indication for usage, LDLC, and individual risk for cardiovascular events.

    2.3 Recommended Dosage in Pediatric Patients

    Dosage in Pediatric Patients 8 Years of Age and Older with HeFH
    The recommended dosage range is 5 mg to 10 mg orally once daily in patients aged 8 years to less than 10 years and 5 mg to 20 mg orally once daily in patients aged 10 years and older.

    Pediatric use information for patients 7 to 17 years of age is approved for AstraZeneca’s CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets. However, due to AstraZeneca’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

    2.4 Dosing in Asian Patients

    Initiate rosuvastatin tablets at 5 mg once daily due to increased rosuvastatin plasma concentrations. Consider the risks and benefits of rosuvastatin tablets when treating Asian patients not adequately controlled at doses up to 20 mg once daily [ see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.1), Use in Specific Populations ( 8.8) , and Clinical Pharmacology ( 12.3) ].

    2.5 Recommended Dosage in Patients with Renal Impairment

    In patients with severe renal impairment (CLcr <30 mL/min/1.73 m2) not on hemodialysis, the recommended starting dosage is 5 mg once daily and should not exceed 10 mg once daily [ see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.1) and Use in Specific Populations ( 8.6) ].
    There are no dosage adjustment recommendations for patients with mild and moderate renal impairment.

    2.6 Dosage and Administration Modifications Due to Drug Interactions

    Rosuvastatin tablets Dosage Modifications Due to Drug Interactions

    Table 1 displays dosage modifications for rosuvastatin tablets due to drug interactions [ see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.1) and Drug Interactions ( 7.1) ].

    Table 1: Rosuvastatin Tablets Dosage Modifications Due to Drug Interactions

    Concomitantly Used Drug

    Rosuvastatin tablets Dosage Modifications 

    Cyclosporine

    Do not exceed 5 mg once daily.

    Teriflunomide

    Do not exceed 10 mg once daily.

    Capmatinib

    Do not exceed 10 mg once daily.

    Fostamatinib

    Do not exceed 20 mg once daily.

    Febuxostat

    Do not exceed 20 mg once daily.

    Gemfibrozil

    Avoid concomitant use. If used concomitantly, initiate at 5 mg once daily and do not exceed 10 mg once daily.

    Tafamidis

    Avoid concomitant use. If used concomitantly, initiate at 5 mg once daily and do not exceed 10 mg once daily.

    Antiviral Medications

    o Sofbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir 

    o Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir

    Concomitant use not recommended.

    o Simeprevir

    o Dasabuvir/ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir

    o Elbasvir/Grazoprevir

    o Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir

    o Glecaprevir/Pibrentasvir

    o Atazanavir/Ritonavir 

    o Lopinavir/Ritonavir

    Initiate at 5 mg once daily. Do not exceed 10 mg once daily. 

    Darolutamide

    Do not exceed 5 mg once daily.

    Regorafenib 

    Do not exceed 10 mg once daily.

    Rosuvastatin Tablets Administration Modifications Due to Drug Interactions

    When taking Rosuvastatin tablets with an aluminum and magnesium hydroxide combination antacid, administer Rosuvastatin tablets at least 2 hours before the antacid [ see Drug Interactions ( 7.2) ].

  • 3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

    5 mg: Yellow colored, round, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with '79' on one side and plain on other side.

    10 mg: Light pink colored, round, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with '1180' on one side and plain on other side.

    20 mg: Light pink colored, round, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with '1181' on one side and plain on other side.

    40 mg: Light pink colored, oval shape, biconvex, beveled edge, film coated tablets debossed with '1182' on one side and plain on other side.

  • 4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Rosuvastatin tablets are contraindicated in the following conditions:

    • Acute liver failure or decompensated cirrhosis [ see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.3) ].
    • Hypersensitivity to rosuvastatin or any excipients in rosuvastatin tablets. Hypersensitivity reactions including rash, pruritus, urticaria, and angioedema have been reported with rosuvastatin tablets. [ see Adverse Reactions ( 6.1) ].
  • 5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

    5.1 Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

    Rosuvastatin tablets may cause myopathy [muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness associated with elevated creatine kinase (CK)] and rhabdomyolysis. Acute kidney injury secondary to myoglobinuria and rare fatalities have occurred as a result of rhabdomyolysis with statins, including rosuvastatin tablets.

    Risk Factors for Myopathy

    Risk factors for myopathy include age 65 years or greater, uncontrolled hypothyroidism, renal impairment, concomitant use with certain other drugs (including other lipid-lowering therapies), and higher rosuvastatin tablets dosage. Asian patients on rosuvastatin tablets may be at higher risk for myopathy [ see Drug Interactions ( 7.1) and  Use in Specific Populations ( 8.8) ]. The myopathy risk is greater in patients taking rosuvastatin tablet 40 mg daily compared with lower rosuvastatin tablet dosages.

    Steps to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

    The concomitant use of rosuvastatin tablet with cyclosporine or gemfibrozil is not recommended. rosuvastatin tablets dosage modifications are recommended for patients taking certain antiviral medications, darolutamide, and regorafenib [see Dosage and Administration ( 2.6) ]. Niacin, fibrates, and colchicine may also increase the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis [see Drug Interactions ( 7.1) ].

    Discontinue rosuvastatin tablets if markedly elevated CK levels occur or if myopathy is either diagnosed or suspected. Muscle symptoms and CK elevations may resolve if rosuvastatin tablets are discontinued. Temporarily discontinue rosuvastatin tablets in patients experiencing an acute or serious condition at high risk of developing renal failure secondary to rhabdomyolysis (e.g., sepsis; shock; severe hypovolemia; major surgery; trauma; severe metabolic, endocrine, or electrolyte disorders; or uncontrolled epilepsy).

    Inform patients of the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis when starting or increasing the rosuvastatin tablets dosage. Instruct patients to promptly report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever.

    5.2 Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy

    There have been rare reports of immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM), an autoimmune myopathy, associated with statin use , including reports of recurrence when the same or a different statin was administered.. IMNM is characterized by proximal muscle weakness and elevated serum creatine kinase that persist despite discontinuation of statin treatment; positive anti-HMG CoA reductase antibody; muscle biopsy showing necrotizing myopathy; and improvement with immunosuppressive agents. Additional neuromuscular and serologic testing may be necessary. Treatment with immunosuppressive agents may be required. Discontinue rosuvastatin tablets if IMNM is suspected.

    5.3 Hepatic Dysfunction

    Increases in serum transaminases have been reported with use of rosuvastatin tablets [see Adverse Reactions ( 6.1) ]. In most cases, these changes appeared soon after initiation, were transient, were not accompanied by symptoms, and resolved or improved on continued therapy or after a brief interruption in therapy. In a pooled analysis of placebo-controlled trials, increases in serum transaminases to more than three times the ULN occurred in 1.1% of patients taking rosuvastatin tablets versus 0.5% of patients treated with placebo. Marked persistent increases of hepatic transaminases have also occurred with rosuvastatin tablets. There have been rare postmarketing reports of fatal and non-fatal hepatic failure in patients taking statins, including rosuvastatin tablets.

    Patients who consume substantial quantities of alcohol and/or have a history of liver disease may be at increased risk for hepatic injury [see Use in Specific Populations ( 8.7) ].

    Consider liver enzyme testing before rosuvastatin tablets initiation and when clinically indicated thereafter. Rosuvastatin tablets are contraindicated in patients with acute liver failure or decompensated cirrhosis [see Contraindications ( 4) ]. If serious hepatic injury with clinical symptoms and/or hyperbilirubinemia or jaundice occurs, promptly discontinue rosuvastatin tablets.

    5.4 Proteinuria and Hematuria

    In the rosuvastatin tablets clinical trial program, dipstick-positive proteinuria and microscopic hematuria were observed among rosuvastatin tablets treated patients. These findings were more frequent in patients taking rosuvastatin tablets 40 mg, when compared to lower doses of rosuvastatin tablets or comparator statins, though it was generally transient and was not associated with worsening renal function. Although the clinical significance of this finding is unknown, consider a dose reduction for patients on rosuvastatin tablets therapy with unexplained persistent proteinuria and/or hematuria during routine urinalysis testing.

    5.5 Increases in HbA1c and Fasting Serum Glucose Levels

    Increases in HbA1c and fasting serum glucose levels have been reported with statins, including rosuvastatin tablets. Based on clinical trial data with rosuvastatin tablets, in some instances these increases may exceed the threshold for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus [ seeAdverse Reactions ( 6.1) ]. Optimize lifestyle measures, including regular exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight, and making healthy food choices.

  • 6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

    The following important adverse reactions are described below and elsewhere in the labeling:
    Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis [ seeWarnings and Precautions (5.1)]
    Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy [ seeWarnings and Precautions (5.2)]
    Hepatic Dysfunction [ seeWarnings and Precautions (5.3)]
    Proteinuria and Hematuria [ seeWarnings and Precautions (5.4)]
    Increases in HbA1c and Fasting Serum Glucose Levels [ seeWarnings and Precautions (5.5)]

    6.1 Clinical Trials Experience

    Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

    Adverse reactions reported in ≥2% of patients in placebo-controlled clinical studies and at a rate greater than placebo are shown in Table 2. These studies had a treatment duration of up to 12 weeks.

    Table 2. Adverse Reactions Reported in ≥2% of Patients Treated with Rosuvastatin Tablets and > Placebo in Placebo-Controlled Trials
    Adverse
    Reactions
    Placebo
    N=382%

    Rosuvastatin tablets 

    5 mg
    N=291%

    Rosuvastatin tablets 

    10 mg
    N=283%

    Rosuvastatin tablets 20 mg
    N=64%
    Rosuvastatin tablets 40 mg
    N=106%
    Total Rosuvastatin tablets
    5 mg to 40 mg
    N=744%
    Headache5.05.54.93.18.55.5
    Nausea3.13.83.56.303.4
    Myalgia1.33.12.16.31.92.8
    Asthenia2.62.43.24.70.92.7
    Constipation2.42.12.14.72.82.4

    Other adverse reactions reported in clinical studies were abdominal pain, dizziness, hypersensitivity (including rash, pruritus, urticaria, and angioedema) and pancreatitis. The following laboratory abnormalities have also been reported: dipstick-positive proteinuria and microscopic hematuria; elevated creatine phosphokinase, transaminases, glucose, glutamyl transpeptidase, alkaline phosphatase, and bilirubin; and thyroid function abnormalities.

    In a the METEOR study, patients were treated with rosuvastatin tablets 40 mg (n=700) or placebo (n=281) with a mean treatment duration of 1.7 years.

    Adverse reactions reported in ≥2% of patients and at a rate greater than placebo are shown in Table 3.

    Table 3.    Adverse Reactions Reported in ≥2% of Patients Treated with Rosuvastatin Tablets and > Placebo in the METEOR Trial

    2 Frequency recorded as abnormal laboratory value.

    Adverse ReactionsPlacebo
    N=281%
    Rosuvastatin tablets 40 mg
    N=700%
    Myalgia12.112.7
    Arthralgia7.110.1
    Headache5.36.4
    Dizziness2.84.0
    Increased CPK0.72.6
    Abdominal pain1.82.4
    ALT >3x ULN 20.72.2

    In the JUPITER study, patients were treated with rosuvastatin 20 mg (n=8,901) or placebo (n=8,901) for a mean duration of 2 years. In JUPITER, there was a significantly higher frequency of diabetes mellitus reported in patients taking rosuvastatin tablets (2.8%) versus patients taking placebo (2.3%). Mean HbA1c was significantly increased by 0.1% in rosuvastatin tablets-treated patients compared to placebo-treated patients. The number of patients with a HbA1c >6.5% at the end of the trial was significantly higher in rosuvastatin tablets-treated versus placebo-treated patients [ see Warnings and Precautions (5.5) and Clinical Studies (14)].

    Adverse reactions reported in ≥2% of patients and at a rate greater than placebo are shown in Table 4.

    Table 4. Adverse Reactions Reported in ≥2% of Patients Treated with Rosuvastatin Tablets and > Placebo in the JUPITER Trial
    Adverse ReactionsPlacebo
    N=8,901%
    Rosuvastatin tablet 20 mg
    N=8,901%
    Myalgia6.67.6
    Arthralgia3.23.8
    Constipation3.03.3
    Diabetes mellitus2.32.8
    Nausea2.32.4

    Pediatric Patients with HeFH
    In a 12-week controlled study in pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age with HeFH with rosuvastatin tablets 5 to 20 mg daily [ see Use in Specific Populations ( 8.4) and Clinical Studies ( 14) ], elevations in serum CK greater than 10 x ULN were observed more frequently in rosuvastatin tablets treated patients compared with patients receiving placebo. Four of 130 (3%) patients treated with rosuvastatin tablets (2 treated with 10 mg and 2 treated with 20 mg) had increased CK greater than 10 x ULN, compared to 0 of 46 patients on placebo.

    6.2 Postmarketing Experience

    The following adverse reactions have been identified during postapproval use of rosuvastatin tablets.
    Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

    Blood Disorders: thrombocytopenia

    Hepatobiliary Disorders: hepatitis, jaundice, fatal and non-fatal hepatic failure

    Musculoskeletal Disorders: arthralgia, rare reports of immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy associated with statin use

    Nervous System Disorders: peripheral neuropathy, rare postmarketing reports of cognitive impairment (e.g., memory loss, forgetfulness, amnesia, memory impairment, and confusion) associated with the use of all statins. The reports are generally nonserious, and reversible upon statin discontinuation, with variable times to symptom onset (1 day to years) and symptom resolution (median of 3 weeks).

    Psychiatric Disorders: depression, sleep disorders (including insomnia and nightmares)

    Reproductive System and Breast Disorders: gynecomastia

    Respiratory Disorders: interstitial lung disease

    Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), lichenoid drug eruption

  • 7 DRUG INTERACTIONS

    7.1 Drug Interactions that Increase the Risk of Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis with Rosuvastatin Tablets

    Rosuvastatin is a substrate of CYP2C9 and transporters (such as OATP1B1, BCRP). Rosuvastatin plasma levels can be significantly increased with concomitant administration of inhibitors of CYP2C9 and transporters. Table 5 includes a list of drugs that increase the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis when used concomitantly with rosuvastatin tablets and instructions for preventing or managing them [see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.1) and Clinical Pharmacology ( 12.3) ].

    Table 5:  Drug Interactions that Increase the Risk of Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis with Rosuvastatin Tablets

    Cyclosporine 

    Clinical Impact:

    Cyclosporine increased rosuvastatin exposure 7-fold. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use of cyclosporine or gemfibrozil with rosuvastatin tablets.  

    Intervention:

    If used concomitantly, do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets 5 mg once daily .

    Teriflunomide

    Clinical Impact:

    Teriflunomide increased rosuvastatin exposure more than 2.5-fold. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use.

    Intervention:

    In patients taking teriflunomide, do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets 10 mg once daily .

    Capmatinib

    Clinical Impact:

    Capmatinib increased rosuvastatin exposure more than 2.1-fold. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use.

    Intervention:

    In patients taking capmatinib, do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets
    10 mg once daily .

    Fostamatinib

    Clinical Impact:

    Fostamatinib increased rosuvastatin exposure more than 2.0-fold. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use.

    Intervention:

    In patients taking fostamatinib, do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets 20 mg once daily .

    Febuxostat

    Clinical Impact:

    Febuxostat increased rosuvastatin exposure more than 1.9-fold. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use.

    Intervention:

    In patients taking febuxostat, do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets
    20 mg once daily .

    Gemfibrozil

    Clinical Impact:

    Gemfibrozil significantly increased rosuvastatin exposure and gemfibrozil may cause myopathy when given alone. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use of gemfibrozil with rosuvastatin tablets.

    Intervention:

    Avoid concomitant use of gemfibrozil with rosuvastatin tablets. If used concomitantly, initiate rosuvastatin tablets at 5 mg once daily and do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets 10 mg once daily .

    Tafamidis

    Clinical Impact:

    Tafamidis significantly increased rosuvastatin exposure and tafamidis may cause myopathy when given alone. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use of tafamidis with rosuvastatin tablets.

    Intervention: 

    Avoid concomitant use of tafamidis with rosuvastatin tablets. If used concomitantly, initiate rosuvastatin tablets at 5 mg once daily and do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets 10 mg once daily. Monitor for signs of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis if used concomitantly with rosuvastatin tablets .

    Anti-Viral Medications

    Clinical Impact:

    Rosuvastatin plasma levels were significantly increased with concomitant administration of many anti-viral drugs, which increases the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. 

    Intervention:

    • Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir
    • Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir

    Avoid concomitant use with rosuvastatin tablets.

    • Simeprevir
    • Dasabuvir/ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir
    • Elbasvir/grazoprevir
    • Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir
    • Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir
    • Atazanavir/ritonavir
    • Lopinavir/ritonavir

    Initiate with

    rosuvastatin tablets
    5 mg once daily, and do not exceed a dose of

    rosuvastatin tablets
    10 mg once daily.

    Darolutamide

    Clinical Impact:

    Darolutamide increased rosuvastatin exposure more than 5-fold. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use .

    Intervention:

    In patients taking darolutamide, do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets
    5 mg once daily .

    Regorafenib 

    Clinical Impact:

    Regorafenib increased rosuvastatin exposure and may increase the risk of myopathy.

    Intervention:

    In patients taking regorafenib, do not exceed a dose of rosuvastatin tablets
    10 mg once daily .

    Fenofibrates (e.g., fenofibrate and fenofibric acid)

    Clinical Impact:

    Fibrates may cause myopathy when given alone. The risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis is increased with concomitant use of fibrates with rosuvastatin tablets.  

    Intervention:

    Consider if the benefit of using fibrates concomitantly with rosuvastatin tablets outweighs the increased risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. If concomitant use is decided, monitor patients for signs and symptoms of myopathy, particularly during initiation of therapy and during upward dose titration of either drug.

    Niacin 

    Clinical Impact:

    Cases of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis have occurred with concomitant use of lipid-modifying doses (≥1 g/day) of niacin with rosuvastatin tablets.

    Intervention:

    Consider if the benefit of using lipid-modifying doses (≥1 g/day) of niacin concomitantly with rosuvastatin tablets outweighs the increased risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. If concomitant use is decided, monitor patients for signs and symptoms of myopathy, particularly during initiation of therapy and during upward dose titration of either drug.

    Colchicine

    Clinical Impact:

    Cases of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis have been reported with concomitant use of colchicine with rosuvastatin tablets.

    Intervention:

    Consider if the benefit of using colchicine concomitantly with rosuvastatin tablets outweighs the increased risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. If concomitant use is decided, monitor patients for signs and symptoms of myopathy, particularly during initiation of therapy and during upward dose titration of either drug.

    7.2 Drug Interactions that Decrease the Efficacy of Rosuvastatin Tablets

    Table 6 presents drug interactions that may decrease the efficacy of rosuvastatin tablets and instructions for preventing or managing them.

    Table 6: Drug Interactions that Decrease the Efficacy of Rosuvastatin Tablets

    Antacids

    Clinical Impact:

    Concomitant aluminum and magnesium hydroxide combination antacid administration decreased the mean exposure of rosuvastatin 50% [see ClinicalPharmacology (12.3)].

    Intervention:

    In patients taking antacid, administer rosuvastatin tablets at least 2 hours after the antacid .

    7.3 Rosuvastatin Tablets Effects on Other Drugs

    Table 7 presents rosuvastatin tablets effect on other drugs and instructions for preventing or managing them.

    Table 7: Rosuvastatin Tablets Effects on Other Drugs

    Warfarin 

    Clinical Impact:

    Rosuvastatin significantly increased the INR in patients receiving warfarin
    [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)].

    Intervention:

    In patients taking warfarin, obtain an INR before starting rosuvastatin tablets and frequently enough after initiation, dose titration or discontinuation to ensure that no significant alteration in INR occurs. Once the INR is stable, monitor INR at regularly recommended intervals. 

  • 8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

    8.1 Pregnancy

    Risk Summary
    Discontinue rosuvastatin tablets when pregnancy is recognized. Alternatively, consider the ongoing therapeutic needs of the individual patient.

    Rosuvastatin tablets decreases synthesis of cholesterol and possibly other biologically active substances derived from cholesterol; therefore, rosuvastatin tablets may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant patients based on the mechanism of action [see Clinical Pharmacology ( 12.1) ]. In addition, treatment of hyperlipidemia is not generally necessary during pregnancy. Atherosclerosis is a chronic process and the discontinuation of lipid-lowering drugs during pregnancy should have little impact on the outcome of long-term therapy of primary hyperlipidemia for most patients.

    Available data from case series and prospective and retrospective observational cohort studies over decades of use with statins in pregnant women have not identified a drug-associated risk of major congenital malformations. Published data from prospective and retrospective observational cohort studies with rosuvastatin tablets use in pregnant women are insufficient to determine if there is a drug-associated risk of miscarriage ( see Data).

    In animal reproduction studies, no adverse developmental effects were observed in pregnant rats or rabbits orally administered rosuvastatin during the period of organogenesis at doses that resulted in systemic exposures equivalent to human exposures at the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) of 40 mg/day, based on AUC and body surface area (mg/m2), respectively ( see Data).

    The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2 to 4% and 15 to 20%, respectively.

    Data

    Human Data

    A Medicaid cohort linkage study of 1152 statin-exposed pregnant women compared to 886,996 controls did not find a significant teratogenic effect from maternal use of statins in the first trimester of pregnancy, after adjusting for potential confounders – including maternal age, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, and alcohol and tobacco use – using propensity score-based methods. The relative risk of congenital malformations between the group with statin use and the group with no statin use in the first trimester was 1.07 (95% confidence interval 0.85 to 1.37) after controlling for confounders, particularly pre-existing diabetes mellitus. There were also no statistically significant increases in any of the organ-specific malformations assessed after accounting for confounders. In the majority of pregnancies, statin treatment was initiated prior to pregnancy and was discontinued at some point in the first trimester when pregnancy was identified. Study limitations include reliance on physician coding to define the presence of a malformation, lack of control for certain confounders such as body mass index, use of prescription dispensing as verification for the use of a statin, and lack of information on non-live births.

    Animal Data

    In female rats given 5, 15 and 50 mg/kg/day before mating and continuing through to gestation day 7 resulted in decreased fetal body weight (female pups) and delayed ossification at 50 mg/kg/day (10 times the human exposure at the MRHD dose of 40 mg/day based on AUC).

    In pregnant rats given 2, 10 and 50 mg/kg/day of rosuvastatin from gestation day 7 through lactation day 21 (weaning), decreased pup survival occurred at 50 mg/kg/day (dose equivalent to 12 times the MRHD of 40 mg/day based body surface area).

    In pregnant rabbits given 0.3, 1, and 3 mg/kg/day of rosuvastatin from gestation day 6 to day 18, decreased fetal viability and maternal mortality was observed at 3 mg/kg/day (dose equivalent to the MRHD of 40 mg/day based on body surface area).

    Rosuvastatin crosses the placenta in rats and rabbits and is found in fetal tissue and amniotic fluid at 3% and 20%, respectively, of the maternal plasma concentration following a single 25 mg/kg oral gavage dose on gestation day 16 in rats. In rabbits, fetal tissue distribution was 25% of maternal plasma concentration after a single oral gavage dose of 1 mg/kg on gestation day 18.

    8.2 Lactation

    Risk Summary
    Limited data from case reports in published literature indicate that rosuvastatin is present in human milk. There is no available information on the effects of the drug on the breastfed infant or the effects of the drug on milk production. Statins, including CRESTOR, decrease cholesterol synthesis and possibly the synthesis of other biologically active substances derived from cholesterol and may cause harm to the breastfed infant.

    Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in a breastfed infant, based on the mechanism of action, advise patients that breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment with rosuvastatin tablets. [see Use in Specific Populations ( 8.1) and Clinical Pharmacology ( 12.1) ].

    8.4 Pediatric Use

    The safety and effectiveness of rosuvastatin tablets as an adjunct to diet to reduce LDL-C have been established in pediatric patients 8 years of age and older with HeFH. Use of rosuvastatin tablets for this indication is based on one 12-week controlled trial with a 40-week open-label extension period in 176 pediatric patients 10 years of age and older with HeFH and one 2-year open-label, uncontrolled trial in 175 pediatric patients 8 years of age and older with HeFH [ see Clinical Studies ( 14) ]. In the 1-year trial with a 12-week controlled phase, there was no detectable effect of rosuvastatin tablets on growth, weight, BMI (body mass index), or sexual maturation in patients aged 10 to 17 years.

    The safety and effectiveness of rosuvastatin tablets have not been established in pediatric patients younger than 8 years of age with HeFH, or in pediatric patients with other types of hyperlipidemia (other than HeFH).

    Pediatric use information for patients 7 to 17 years of age is approved for AstraZeneca’s CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets. However, due to AstraZeneca’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

    8.5 Geriatric Use

    Of the total number of rosuvastatin tablets-treated patients in clinical studies, 3159 (31%) were 65 years and older, and 698 (6.8%) were 75 years and older. No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between these subjects and younger subjects.

    Advanced age (≥65 years) is a risk factor for rosuvastatin tablets-associated myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, recognizing the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy and the higher risk of myopathy. Monitor geriatric patients receiving rosuvastatin tablets for the increased risk of myopathy [see Warnings and Precautions ( 5.1) ].

    8.6 Renal Impairment

    Rosuvastatin exposure is not influenced by mild to moderate renal impairment (CLcr ≥30 mL/min/1.73 m2). Exposure to rosuvastatin is increased to a clinically significant extent in patients with severe renal impairment (CLcr <30 mL/min/1.73 m2) who are not receiving hemodialysis [ seeClinical Pharmacology ( 12.3) ].

    Renal impairment is a risk factor for myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Monitor all patients with renal impairment for development of myopathy. In patients with severe renal impairment not on hemodialysis, the recommended starting dosage is 5 mg daily and should not exceed 10 mg daily[ seeDosage and Administration ( 2.5) and Warnings and Precautions ( 5.1) ].

    8.7 Hepatic Impairment

    Rosuvastatin tablets are contraindicated in patients with acute liver failure or decompensated cirrhosis.Chronic alcohol liver disease is known to increase rosuvastatin exposure. Patients who consume substantial quantities of alcohol and/or have a history of liver disease may be at increased risk for hepatic injury [ seeContraindications ( 4), Warning and Precautions ( 5.3) andClinical Pharmacology ( 12.3) ].

    8.8 Asian Patients

    Pharmacokinetic studies have demonstrated an approximate 2-fold increase in median exposure to rosuvastatin in Asian subjects when compared with White controls. Adjust the rosuvastatin tablets dosage in Asian patients [ seeDosage and Administration ( 2.4) and Clinical Pharmacology ( 12.3) ].

  • 10 OVERDOSAGE

    No specific antidotes for rosuvastatin tablets are known. Hemodialysis does not significantly enhance clearance of rosuvastatin. Contact Poison Control (1-800-222-1222) for latest recommendations.

  • 11 DESCRIPTION

    Rosuvastatin is a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA)-reductase inhibitor.

    The chemical name for rosuvastatin calcium USP is bis[(E)-7-[4- (4-fluorophenyl)-6-isopropyl-2 [methyl(methylsulfonyl)amino] pyrimidin-5-yl](3R,5S) -3,5-dihydroxyhept-6-enoic acid] calcium salt with the following structural formula:

    Structure

    The empirical formula for rosuvastatin calcium USP is (C 22H 27FN 3O 6S) 2Ca and the molecular weight is 1001.14. Rosuvastatin calcium is a white amorphous powder that is sparingly soluble in water and methanol, and slightly soluble in ethanol. Rosuvastatin calcium is a hydrophilic compound with a partition coefficient (octanol/water) of 0.13 at pH of 7.0.

    Rosuvastatin tablets for oral administration contain 5, 10, 20, or 40 mg of rosuvastatin and the following inactive ingredients: Each tablet contains: crospovidone, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide and triacetin. Additionally, the 5 mg tablet contains ferric oxide yellow and the 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg tablets contain ferric oxide red.

  • 12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    12.1 Mechanism of Action

    Rosuvastatin is an inhibitor of HMG-CoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme that converts 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A to mevalonate, a precursor of cholesterol.

    12.2 Pharmacodynamics

    Inhibition of HMG-CoA reductase by rosuvastatin accelerates the expression of LDL-receptors, followed by the uptake of LDL-C from blood to the liver, leading to a decrease in plasma LDL-C and total cholesterol. Sustained inhibition of cholesterol synthesis in the liver also decreases levels of very-low-density lipoproteins. The maximum LDL-C reduction of rosuvastatin tablets are usually achieved by 4 weeks and is maintained after that.

    12.3 Pharmacokinetics

    Absorption

    In clinical pharmacology studies in man, peak plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin were reached 3 to 5 hours following oral dosing. Both C max and AUC increased in approximate proportion to rosuvastatin tablet dose. The absolute bioavailability of rosuvastatin is approximately 20%. The AUC of rosuvastatin does not differ following evening or morning drug administration.

    Effect of food

    Administration of rosuvastatin tablets with food did not affect the AUC of rosuvastatin.

    Distribution

    Mean volume of distribution at steady-state of rosuvastatin is approximately 134 liters. Rosuvastatin is 88% bound to plasma proteins, mostly albumin. This binding is reversible and independent of plasma concentrations.

    Elimination

    Metabolism

    Rosuvastatin is not extensively metabolized; approximately 10% of a radiolabeled dose is recovered as metabolite. The major metabolite is N-desmethyl rosuvastatin, which is formed principally by cytochrome P450 \ 2C9, and in vitro studies have demonstrated that N-desmethyl rosuvastatin has approximately one-sixth to one-half the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitory activity of the parent compound. Overall, greater than 90% of active plasma HMG-CoA reductase inhibitory activity is accounted for by the parent compound.

    Excretion

    Following oral administration, rosuvastatin and its metabolites are primarily excreted in the feces (90%). After an intravenous dose, approximately 28% of total body clearance was via the renal route, and 72% by the hepatic route. The elimination half-life of rosuvastatin is approximately 19 hours.

    Specific Populations

    Geriatric Patients

    There were no differences in plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin between the nonelderly and elderly populations (age ≥65 years).

    Pediatric Patients

    In a population pharmacokinetic analysis of two pediatric trials involving patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia 10 to 17 years of age and 8 to 17 years of age, respectively, rosuvastatin exposure appeared comparable to or lower than rosuvastatin exposure in adult patients.


    Male and Female Patients

    There were no differences in plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin between men and women.


    Racial or Ethnic Groups
    A population pharmacokinetic analysis revealed no clinically relevant differences in pharmacokinetics among Caucasian, Hispanic, and Black or Afro-Caribbean groups. However, pharmacokinetic studies, including one conducted in the US, have demonstrated an approximate 2-fold elevation in median exposure (AUC and Cmax) in Asian subjects when compared with a Caucasian control group.

    Patients with Renal Impairment

    Mild to moderate renal impairment (CL cr ≥30 mL/min/1.73 m 2) had no influence on plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin. However, plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin increased to a clinically significant extent (about 3-fold) in patients with severe renal impairment (CL cr <30 mL/min/1.73 m 2) not receiving hemodialysis compared with healthy subjects (CL cr >80 mL/min/1.73 m 2).

    Steady-state plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin in patients on chronic hemodialysis were approximately 50% greater compared with healthy volunteer subjects with normal renal function.

    Patients with Hepatic Impairment

    In patients with chronic alcohol liver disease, plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin were modestly increased.

    In patients with Child-Pugh A disease, C max and AUC were increased by 60% and 5%, respectively, as compared with patients with normal liver function. In patients with Child-Pugh B disease, C max and AUC were increased 100% and 21%, respectively, compared with patients with normal liver function.

    Drug Interactions Studies

    Rosuvastatin clearance is not dependent on metabolism by cytochrome P450 3A4 to a clinically significant extent.

    Rosuvastatin is a substrate for certain transporter proteins including the hepatic uptake transporter organic anion-transporting polyprotein 1B1 (OATP1B1) and efflux transporter breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP). Concomitant administration of rosuvastatin tablets with medications that are inhibitors of these transporter proteins (e.g. cyclosporine, certain HIV protease inhibitors) may result in increased rosuvastatin plasma concentrations [see Dosage and Administration ( 2.4) and Drug Interactions ( 7.1, 7.3) ]

    Table 8. Effect of Coadministered Drugs on Rosuvastatin Systemic Exposure

    QD= Once daily, BID= Twice daily, TID= Three times daily, QID= Four times daily

    1Single dose unless otherwise noted.

    2Clinically significant [ seeDosage and Administration( 2) and Warnings and Precautions( 5) ]

    3Mean ratio with 90% CI (with/without coadministered drug, e.g., 1= no change, 0.7 = 30% decrease,  11=11 fold increase in exposure)

      Coadministered drug and dosing regimen Rosuvastatin
    Mean Ratio
     (ratio with/without coadministered drug)
     No Effect = 1.0
    Dose (mg) 1 Change in
    AUC
    Change in C max
    Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir (400 mg-100 mg-100 mg) + Voxilaprevir (100 mg) once daily for 15 days10mg single dose7.39 2
    (6.68 to 8.18) 3
    18.88 2
    (16.23 to 21.96) 3
    Cyclosporine – stable dose required
     (75 mg to 200 mg BID)
    10 mg QD for
    10 days
    7.1 211 2
    Darolutamide 600 mg BID, 5 days5mg, single dose5.2 2~5 2
    Regorafenib 160mg OD, 14 days5 mg single dose3.8 24.6 2
    Atazanavir/ritonavir combination 300 mg/100 mg QD for 8 days10 mg3.1 2 7 2
     Simeprevir 150 mg QD, 7 days10 mg, single
    dose
    2.8 2
    (2.3 to 3.4) 3
    3.2 2
     (2.6 to 3.9) 3
    Velpatasvir 100mg once daily10 mg single dose2.69 2
    (2.46 to 2.94) 3
    2.61 2
    (2.32 to 2.92) 3
    Ombitasvir 25mg/paritaprevir 150mg/ ritonavir 100mg + dasabuvir 400mg BID5mg single dose2.59 2
    (2.09 to 3.21) 3
    7.13 2
    (5.11 to 9.96) 3
    TeriflunomideNot available2.51 22.65 2
    Elbasvir 50mg/grazoprevir 200mg once daily10mg single dose2.26 2
    (1.89 to 2.69) 3
    5.49 2
    (4.29 to 7.04) 3
    Glecaprevir 400mg/pibrentasvir 120mg once daily5mg once daily2.15 2
    (1.88 to 2.46) 3
    5.62 2
    (4.80-6.59) 3
    Lopinavir/ritonavir combination
    400 mg/100 mg BID for 17 days
    20 mg QD for
    7 days
    2.1 2
    (1.7 to 2.6) 3
    5 2
    (3.4 to 6.4) 3
    Capmatinib 400 mg BID10 mg, single dose2.08 2
    (1.56 to 2.76) 3
    3.04 2
    (2.36 to 3.92) 3
    Fostamatinib 100 mg BID20 mg, single dose1.96 2
    (1.77 to 2.15) 3
    1.88 2
    (1.69 to 2.09) 3
    Febuxostat 120 mg OD for 4 days10 mg, single dose1.9 2
    (1.5 to 2.5) 3
    2.1 2
    (1.8 to 2.6) 3
    Gemfibrozil 600 mg BID for 7  days80 mg1.9 2
    (1.6 to 2.2) 3
    2.2 2
    (1.8 to 2.7) 3
    Tafamidis 61 mg QD, 7 days10 mg1.97 2
    (1.68 to 2.31) 3
    1.86 2
    (1.59 to 2.16) 3
    Eltrombopag 75 mg QD, 5 days10 mg1.6
    (1.4 to 1.7) 3
    2
    (1.8 to 2.3) 3
    Darunavir 600 mg/ritonavir 100 mg BID, 7 days10 mg QD for 7
    days
    1.5
    (1.0 to 2.1) 3
    2.4
    (1.6 to 3.6) 3
     Tipranavir/ritonavir combination
     500 mg/200mg BID for 11 days
    10 mg1.4
     (1.2 to 1.6) 3
    2.2
    (1.8 to 2.7) 3
     Dronedarone 400 mg BID10 mg1.4
     Itraconazole 200 mg QD, 5 days10 mg or 80 mg1.4
    (1.2 to 1.6) 3
    1.3
    (1.1 to 1.4) 3
    1.4
    (1.2 to 1.5) 3
    1.2
    (0.9 to 1.4) 3
     Ezetimibe 10 mg QD, 14 days10 mg QD for
    14 days
    1.2
    (0.9 to 1.6) 3
    1.2
    (0.8 to 1.6) 3
     Fosamprenavir/ritonavir 700
     mg/100 mg BID for 7 days
    10 mg1.11.5
     Fenofibrate 67 mg TID for 7 days10 mg1.2
    (1.1 to 1.3) 3
     Rifampicin 450 mg QD, 7 days20 mg
     Aluminum & magnesium
     hydroxide combination antacid
     Administered simultaneously
     Administered 2 hours apart

    40 mg
    40 mg
    0.5 2
    (0.4 to 0.5) 3
    0.8
    (0.7 to 0.9) 3
    0.5 2
    (0.4 to 0.6) 3
    0.8
    (0.7 to 1.0) 3
     Ketoconazole 200 mg BID for 7
     days
    80 mg1.0
    (0.8 to 1.2) 3
    1.0
    (0.7 to 1.3) 3
     Fluconazole 200 mg QD for 11
     days
    80 mg1.1
    (1.0 to 1.3) 3
    1.1
    (0.9 to 1.4) 3
     Erythromycin 500 mg QID for 7
     days
    80 mg0.8
    (0.7 to 0.9) 3
    0.7
    (0.5 to 0.9) 3
    Table 9. Effect of Rosuvastatin Coadministration on Systemic Exposure to Other Drugs
    Rosuvastatin Dosage Regimen Coadministered Drug
    Mean Ratio
    (ratio with/without coadministered drug)
    No Effect = 1.0
    Name and Dose Change in
    AUC
    Change in
    C max
    40 mg QD for 10 daysWarfarin 1
    25 mg single dose
    R-Warfarin 1.0
    (1.0 to 1.1) 2
    S-Warfarin 1.1
    (1.0 to 1.1) 2
    R-Warfarin 1.0
    (0.9 to 1.0) 2
    S-Warfarin 1.0
    (0.9 to1.1) 2
    40 mg QD for 12 daysDigoxin
    0.5 mg single dose
    1.0
    (0.9 to 1.2) 2
    1.0
    (0.9 to 1.2) 2
    40 mg QD for 28 daysOral Contraceptive
    (ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg & norgestrel 0.180, 0.215 and 0.250 mg) QD for 21 Days
    EE 1.3
    (1.2 to 1.3) 2 NG 1.3
    (1.3 to 1.4) 2
    EE 1.3
    (1.2 to 1.3) 2
    NG 1.2
     (1.1 to 1.3) 2

    EE = ethinyl estradiol, NG = norgestrel,QD= Once daily

    Clinically significant pharmacodynamic effects [ see Drug Interaction ( 7.3) ]

    Mean ratio with 90% CI (with/without coadministered drug, e.g., 1= no change, 0.7=30% decrease, 11=11-fold increase in exposure)

    12.5 Pharmacogenomics

    Disposition of rosuvastatin, involves OATP1B1 and other transporter proteins. Higher plasma concentrations of rosuvastatin have been reported in very small groups of patients (n=3 to 5) who have two reduced function alleles of the gene that encodes OATP1B1 ( SLCO1B1 521T > C). The frequency of this genotype (i.e., SLCO1B1 521 C/C) is generally lower than 5% in most racial/ethnic groups. The impact of this polymorphism on efficacy and/or safety of rosuvastatin tablets have not been clearly established.

  • 13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

    13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

    In a 104-week carcinogenicity study in rats at dose levels of 2, 20, 60, or 80 mg/kg/day by oral gavage, the incidence of uterine stromal polyps was significantly increased in females at 80 mg/kg/day at systemic exposure 20 times the human exposure at 40 mg/day based on AUC. Increased incidence of polyps was not seen at lower doses.

    In a 107-week carcinogenicity study in mice given 10, 60 or 200 mg/kg/day by oral gavage, an increased incidence of hepatocellular adenoma/carcinoma was observed at 200 mg/kg/day at systemic exposures 20 times the human exposure at 40 mg/day based on AUC. An increased incidence of hepatocellular tumors was not seen at lower doses.

    Rosuvastatin was not mutagenic or clastogenic with or without metabolic activation in the Ames test with Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli, the mouse lymphoma assay, and the chromosomal aberration assay in Chinese hamster lung cells. Rosuvastatin was negative in the in vivo mouse micronucleus test.

    In rat fertility studies with oral gavage doses of 5, 15, 50 mg/kg/day, males were treated for 9 weeks prior to and throughout mating and females were treated 2 weeks prior to mating and throughout mating until gestation day 7. No adverse effect on fertility was observed at 50 mg/kg/day (systemic exposures up to 10 times the human exposure at 40 mg/day based on AUC). In testicles of dogs treated with rosuvastatin at 30 mg/kg/day for one month, spermatidic giant cells were seen. Spermatidic giant cells were observed in monkeys after 6-month treatment at 30 mg/kg/day in addition to vacuolation of seminiferous tubular epithelium. Exposures in the dog were 20 times and in the monkey 10 times the human exposure at 40 mg/day based on body surface area. Similar findings have been seen with other drugs in this class.

  • 14 CLINICAL STUDIES

    Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
    In the Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin study, the effect of rosuvastatin tablets on the occurrence of major cardiovascular (CV) disease events was assessed in 17,802 men (≥50 years) and women (≥60 years) who had no clinically evident cardiovascular disease, LDL-C levels <130 mg/dL and hsCRP levels ≥2 mg/L. The study population had an estimated baseline coronary heart disease risk of 11.6% over 10 years based on the Framingham risk criteria and included a high percentage of patients with additional risk factors such as hypertension (58%), low HDL-C levels (23%), cigarette smoking (16%), or a family history of premature CHD (12%). Patients had a median baseline LDL-C of 108 mg/dL and hsCRP of 4.3 mg/L. Patients were randomly assigned to placebo (n=8,901) or rosuvastatin tablets 20 mg once daily (n=8,901) and were followed for a mean duration of 2 years. The JUPITER study was stopped early by the Data Safety Monitoring Board due to meeting predefined stopping rules for efficacy in rosuvastatin tablets-treated subjects.

    The primary end point was a composite end point consisting of the time-to-first occurrence of any of the following major CV events: CV death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina or an arterial revascularization procedure.

    Rosuvastatin tablets significantly reduced the risk of major CV events (252 events in the placebo group vs. 142 events in the rosuvastatin group) with a statistically significant (p<0.001) relative risk reduction of 44% and absolute risk reduction of 1.2% (see Figure 1). The risk reduction for the primary end point was consistent across the following predefined subgroups: age, sex, race, smoking status, family history of premature CHD, body mass index, LDL-C, HDL-C, and hsCRP levels.

    Figure 1. Time to First Occurrence of Major Cardiovascular Events in JUPITER

    Figure 1

    The individual components of the primary end point are presented in Figure 3. Rosuvastatin tablets significantly reduced the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, and arterial revascularization procedures. There were no significant treatment differences between the rosuvastatin tablets and placebo groups for death due to cardiovascular causes or hospitalizations for unstable angina.

    Rosuvastatin tablets significantly reduced the risk of myocardial infarction (6 fatal events and 62 nonfatal events in placebo-treated subjects vs. 9 fatal events and 22 nonfatal events in rosuvastatin tablets -treated subjects) and the risk of stroke (6 fatal events and 58 nonfatal events in placebo-treated subjects vs. 3 fatal events and 30 nonfatal events in rosuvastatin tablets-treated subjects).

    In a post-hoc subgroup analysis of JUPITER subjects (rosuvastatin=725, placebo=680) with a hsCRP ≥2 mg/L and no other traditional risk factors (smoking, BP ≥140/90 or taking antihypertensives, low HDL-C) other than age, after adjustment for high HDL-C, there was no significant treatment benefit with rosuvastatin tablet treatment.

    Figure 2. Major CV Events by Treatment Group in JUPITER

    Figure 2

    At one year, rosuvastatin tablets increased HDL-C and reduced LDL-C, hsCRP, total cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels (p<0.001 for all versus placebo).

    Primary Hyperlipidemia in Adults
    Rosuvastatin tablets reduce Total-C, LDL-C, ApoB, non-HDL-C, and TG, and increases HDL-C, in adult patients with hyperlipidemia and mixed dyslipidemia.

    In a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in patients with hyperlipidemia, rosuvastatin tablet given as a single daily dose (5 to 40 mg) for 6 weeks significantly reduced Total-C, LDL-C, non-HDL-C, and ApoB, across the dose range (Table 10).

    Table 10: Lipid-modifying Effect of rosuvastatin tablets in Adult Patients with Hyperlipidemia

    (Adjusted Mean % Change from Baseline at Week 6)

    Table 10

    Rosuvastatin was compared with the statins (atorvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin) in a multicenter, open-label, dose-ranging study of 2,240 patients with hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia. After randomization, patients were treated for 6 weeks with a single daily dose of either Rosuvastatin, atorvastatin, simvastatin, or pravastatin (Figure 3 and Table 11).

    Figure 3. Percent LDL-C Change by Dose of Rosuvastatin, Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, and Pravastatin at Week 6 in Adult Patients with Hyperlipidemia or Mixed Dyslipidemia

    Figure 3

    Box plots are a representation of the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile values, with whiskers representing the 10th and 90th percentile values. Mean baseline LDL-C: 189 mg/dL

    Table 11: Percent Change in LDL-C by Dose of Rosuvastatin, Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, and Pravastatin From Baseline to Week 6 (LS Mean1) in Adult Patients with Hyperlipidemia or Mixed Dyslipidemia (Sample Sizes Ranging from 156–167 Patients Per Group)

    Table 11

    1Corresponding standard errors are approximately 1.00.

    2Rosuvastatin tablets 10 mg reduced LDL-C significantly more than atorvastatin 10 mg; pravastatin 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg; simvastatin 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg. (p<0.002)

    3Rosuvastatin tablets 20 mg reduced LDL-C significantly more than atorvastatin 20 mg and 40 mg; pravastatin 20 mg and 40 mg; simvastatin 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg. (p<0.002)

    4Rosuvastatin tablets 40 mg reduced LDL-C significantly more than atorvastatin 40 mg; pravastatin 40 mg; simvastatin 40 mg, and 80 mg. (p<0.002)

    Slowing of the Progression of Atherosclerosis

    In the Measuring Effects on Intima Media Thickness: an Evaluation Of Rosuvastatin 40 mg (METEOR) study, the effect of therapy with rosuvastatin tablets on carotid atherosclerosis was assessed by B-mode ultrasonography in patients with elevated LDL-C, at low risk (Framingham risk <10% over ten years) for symptomatic coronary artery disease and with subclinical atherosclerosis as evidenced by carotid intimal-medial thickness (cIMT). In this double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study 984 adult patients were randomized (of whom 876 were analyzed) in a 5:2 ratio to Rosuvastatin tablet 40 mg or placebo once daily. Ultrasonograms of the carotid walls were used to determine the annualized rate of change per patient from baseline to two years in mean maximum cIMT of 12 measured segments. The estimated difference in the rate of change in the maximum cIMT analyzed over all 12 carotid artery sites between patients treated with Rosuvastatin tablet and placebo-treated patients was -0.0145 mm/year (95% CI –0.0196, –0.0093; p<0.0001).

    The annualized rate of change from baseline for the placebo group was +0.0131 mm/year (p<0.0001). The annualized rate of change from baseline for the group treated with Rosuvastatin tablets was -0.0014 mm/year (p=0.32).

    At an individual patient level in the group treated with Rosuvastatin tablets, 52.1% of patients demonstrated an absence of disease progression (defined as a negative annualized rate of change), compared to 37.7% of patients in the placebo group.

    HeFH in Adults

    In a study of adult patients with HeFH (baseline mean LDL of 291 mg/dL), patients were randomized to Rosuvastatin tablets 20 mg or atorvastatin 20 mg. The dose was increased at 6-week intervals. Significant LDL-C reductions from baseline were seen at each dose in both treatment groups (Table 12).

    Table 12: LDL-C Percent Change from Baseline

    Table 12

    1LS Means are least square means adjusted for baseline LDL-C

    HeFH in Pediatric Patients

    In a double-blind, randomized, multicenter, placebo-controlled, 12-week study, 176 (97 male and 79 female) children and adolescents with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia were randomized to rosuvastatin 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg or placebo daily. Patients ranged in age from 10 to 17 years (median age of 14 years) with approximately 30% of the patients 10 to 13 years and approximately 17%, 18%, 40%, and 25% at Tanner stages II, III, IV, and V, respectively. Females were at least 1 year postmenarche. Mean LDL-C at baseline was 233 mg/dL (range of 129 to 399). The 12-week double-blind phase was followed by a 40 week open label dosetitration phase, where all patients (n=173) received 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg rosuvastatin daily.

    Rosuvastatin significantly reduced LDL-C (primary end point), total cholesterol and ApoB levels at each dose compared to placebo. Results are shown in Table 13 below.

    Table 13: Lipid-Modifying Effects of Rosuvastatin tablets in Pediatric Patients 10 to 17 years of Age with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (Least-Squares Mean Percent Change from Baseline To Week 12)

    Table 13

    Rosuvastatin was also studied in a two-year open-label, uncontrolled, titration-to-goal trial that included 175 children and adolescents with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia who were 8 to 17 years old (79 boys and 96 girls). All patients had a documented genetic defect in the LDL receptor or in ApoB. Approximately 89% were White, 7% were Asian, 1% were Black, and fewer than 1% were Hispanic. Mean LDL-C at baseline was 236 mg/dL. Fifty-eight (33%) patients were prepubertal at baseline. The starting rosuvastatin dosage for all children and adolescents was 5 mg once daily. Children 8 to less than 10 years of age (n=41 at baseline) could titrate to a maximum dosage of 10 mg once daily, and children and adolescents 10 to 17 years of age could titrate to a maximum dosage of 20 mg once daily.

    The reductions in LDL-C from baseline were generally consistent across age groups within the trial as well as with previous experience in both adult and pediatric controlled trials.

    HoFH in Adult

    In an open-label, forced-titration study, HoFH patients (n=40, 8 to 63 years) were evaluated for their response to rosuvastatin tablets 20 to 40 mg titrated at a 6-week interval. In the overall population, the mean LDL-C reduction from baseline was 22%. About one-third of the patients benefited from increasing their dose from 20 mg to 40 mg with further LDL-C lowering of greater than 6%. In the 27 patients with at least a 15% reduction in LDL-C, the mean LDL-C reduction was 30% (median 28% reduction). Among 13 patients with an LDL-C reduction of <15%, 3 had no change or an increase in LDL-C. Reductions in LDL-C of 15% or greater were observed in 3 of 5 patients with known receptor negative status.

    Pediatric use information for patients 7 to 17 years of age is approved for AstraZeneca’s CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets. However, due to AstraZeneca’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

    Primary Dysbetalipoproteinemia in Adults

    In a randomized, multicenter, double-blind crossover study, 32 adult patients (27 with є2/є2 and 4 with apo E mutation [Arg145Cys] with primary dysbetalipoproteinemia entered a 6-week dietary lead-in period on the NCEP Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) diet. Following dietary lead-in, patients were randomized to a sequence of treatments for 6 weeks each: rosuvastatin 10 mg followed by rosuvastatin 20 mg or rosuvastatin 20 mg followed by rosuvastatin 10 mg. Rosuvastatin reduced non-HDL-C (primary end point) and circulating remnant lipoprotein levels. Results are shown in the table below.

    Table 15: Lipid-modifying Effects of Rosuvastatin tablets 10 mg and 20 mg in Adult Patients with Primary Dysbetalipoproteinemia (Type III hyperlipoproteinemia) After Six Weeks by Median Percent Change (95% CI) from Baseline (N=32)

    Table 15

    Hypertriglyceridemia in Adults

    In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in adult patients with baseline TG levels from 273 to 817 mg/dL, Rosuvastatin tablet given as a single daily dose (5 to 40 mg) over 6 weeks significantly reduced serum TG levels (Table 16).

    Table 16: Lipid-Modifying Effect of Rosuvastatin tablets in Adult Patients with Primary Hypertriglyceridemia After Six Weeks by Median (Min, Max) Percent Change from Baseline to Week 6

    Table 16

  • 16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

    Rosuvastatin tablets USP 5 mg are yellow colored, round, biconvex, film coated tablets debossed with '79' on one side and plain on other side.

    NDC: 70518-3653-00

    NDC: 70518-3653-01

    NDC: 70518-3653-02

    PACKAGING: 30 in 1 BLISTER PACK

    PACKAGING: 90 in 1 BOTTLE PLASTIC

    PACKAGING: 90 in 1 BOTTLE PLASTIC

    Storage

    Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F), excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from moisture.

    Repackaged and Distributed By:

    Remedy Repack, Inc.

    625 Kolter Dr. Suite #4 Indiana, PA 1-724-465-8762

  • 17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

    Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).

    Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis

    Advise patients that rosuvastatin tablets may cause myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. Inform patients that the risk is also increased when taking certain types of medication and they should discuss all medication, both prescription and over the counter, with their healthcare provider. Instruct patients to promptly report any unexplained muscle pain, tenderness or weakness particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever [ seeWarnings and Precautions ( 5.1), and Drug Interactions ( 7.1) ].

    Hepatic Dysfunction

    Inform patients that rosuvastatin tablets may cause liver enzyme elevations and possibly liver failure. Advise patients to promptly report fatigue, anorexia, right upper abdominal discomfort, dark urine or jaundice [ seeWarnings and Precautions ( 5.3) ].

    Increases in HbA1c and Fasting Serum Glucose Levels

    Inform patients that increases in HbA1c and fasting serum glucose levels may occur with rosuvastatin tablets. Encourage patients to optimize lifestyle measures, including regular exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight, and making healthy food choices [ seeWarnings and Precautions ( 5.5) ].

    Pregnancy

    Advise pregnant patients and patients who can become pregnant of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise patients to inform their healthcare provider of a known or suspected pregnancy to discuss if rosuvastatin tablets should be discontinued [ seeUse in Specific Populations ( 8.1) ].

    Lactation

    Advise patients that breastfeeding during treatment with rosuvastatin tablets are not recommended [ seeUse in Specific Populations ( 8.2) ].

    Concomitant Use of Antacids

    When taking rosuvastatin tablets with an aluminum and magnesium hydroxide combination antacid, the antacid should be taken at least 2 hours after rosuvastatin tablets administration.

    Missed Doses

    If a dose is missed, advise patients not take an extra dose. Just resume the usual schedule.

    Repackaged By / Distributed By: RemedyRepack Inc.

    625 Kolter Drive, Indiana, PA 15701

    (724) 465-8762

  • PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT

    PATIENT INFORMATION

    Rosuvastatin (roe-SOO-va-STAT-in) Tablets USP

    Read this Patient Information carefully before you start taking rosuvastatin tablets and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions about rosuvastatin tablets, ask your doctor. Only your doctor can determine if rosuvastatin tablets are right for you.

    What are rosuvastatin tablets?

    • Rosuvastatin tablets are a prescription medicine that contains a cholesterol-lowering medicine called rosuvastatin.
    • Rosuvastatin tablets are used to:
      • reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack, and the need for procedures to improve blood flow to the heart called arterial revascularization in adults who do not have known heart disease but do have certain additional risk factors.
    • Rosuvastatin tablets are used along with diet to:
      • lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol or “bad” cholesterol in adults with primary hyperlipidemia.
      • slow the buildup of fatty deposits (plaque) in the walls of blood vessels.
      • treat adults and children 8 years of age and older with high blood cholesterol due to heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition that causes high levels of LDL).
      • along with other cholesterol lowering treatments or alone if such treatments are unavailable in adults with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition that causes high levels of LDL).
      • treat adults with a type of high cholesterol called primary dysbetalipoproteinemia (type III hyperlipoproteinemia).
      • lower the level of fat in your blood (triglycerides) in adults with hypertriglyceridemia.

    The safety and effectiveness of rosuvastatin tablets have not been established in children younger than 8 years of age with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or in children with other types of hyperlipidemias (other than HeFH).

    Pediatric use information for patients 7 to 17 years of age is approved for AstraZeneca’s CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets. However, due to AstraZeneca’s marketing exclusivity rights, this drug product is not labeled with that pediatric information.

    Who should not take rosuvastatin tablets?

    Do not take rosuvastatin tablets if you:

    • have liver problems.
    • are allergic to rosuvastatin or any of the ingredients in rosuvastatin tablets. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in rosuvastatin tablets. Symptoms of allergic reactions include rash, itching, hives, and swelling.

    What should I tell my doctor before and while taking rosuvastatin tablets?

    Tell your doctor if you:

    • have unexplained muscle aches or weakness.
    • have or have had kidney problems.
    • have or have had liver problems.
    • drink more than 2 glasses of alcohol daily.
    • have thyroid problems.
    • are 65 years of age or older.
    • are of Asian descent.
    • are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking rosuvastatin tablets, call your healthcare provider right away to discuss your rosuvastatin tablets treatment.
    • are breastfeeding. Rosuvastatin can pass into your breast milk. Breastfeeding is not recommended while taking rosuvastatin tablets.

    Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    Taking rosuvastatin tablets with certain other medicines may affect each other causing side effects. rosuvastatin tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how rosuvastatin tablets work.

    Especially tell your doctor if you take:

    • cyclosporine (a medicine for your immune system)
    • gemfibrozil (a fibric acid medicine for lowering cholesterol)
    • fostamatinib (a medicine used to treat low platelet counts)
    • febuxostat (a medicine used to treat and prevent high blood levels of uric acid)
    • teriflunomide (a medicine used to treat relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis)
    • capmatinib (a medicine for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer)
    • tafamidis (used to treat cardiomyopathy [enlarged and thickened heart muscle])
    • darolutamide (a medicine for the treatment of prostate cancer)
    • regorafenib (a medicine used to treat cancer of the colon and rectum)
    • anti-viral medicines including certain HIV or hepatitis C virus drugs such as:
      • lopinavir, ritonavir, fosamprenavir, tipranavir, atazanavir, simeprevir
      • combination of
        • sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir
        • dasabuvir/ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir
        • elbasvir/grazoprevir
        • sofosbuvir/velpatasvir
        • glecaprevir/pibrentasvir and
        • all other combinations with ledipasvir including ledipasvir/sofosbuvir

    • certain anti-fungal medicines (such as itraconazole, ketoconazole and fluconazole)
    • coumarin anticoagulants (medicines that prevent blood clots, such as warfarin)
    • niacin or nicotinic acid
    • fibric acid derivatives (such as fenofibrate)
    • colchicine (a medicine used to treat gout)

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get new medicine.

    How should I take rosuvastatin tablets?

    • Take rosuvastatin tablets exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
    • Take rosuvastatin tablets, by mouth, 1 time each day. Swallow the tablet whole.
    • Rosuvastatin tablets can be taken at any time of day, with or without food.
    • Do not change your dose or stop rosuvastatin tablets without talking to your doctor, even if you are feeling well.
    • Your doctor may do blood tests to check your cholesterol levels before and during your treatment with rosuvastatin tablets. Your doctor may change your dose of rosuvastatin tablets if needed.
    • Your doctor may start you on a cholesterol lowering diet before giving you rosuvastatin tablets. Stay on this diet when you take rosuvastatin tablets.
    • Wait at least 2 hours after taking rosuvastatin tablets to take an antacid that contains a combination of aluminum and magnesium hydroxide.
    • If you miss a dose of rosuvastatin tablets, take your next dose at your normal scheduled time. Do not take an extra dose of rosuvastatin tablets.
    • If you take too much rosuvastatin tablets or overdose, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

    What are the Possible Side Effects of rosuvastatin tablets?

    Rosuvastatin tabletsmay cause serious side effects, including:

    • Muscle pain, tenderness and weakness (myopathy). Muscle problems, including muscle breakdown, can be serious in some people and rarely cause kidney damage that can lead to death. Tell your doctor right away if:

    o you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you have a fever or feel more tired than usual, while you take rosuvastatin tablets.

    o you have muscle problems that do not go away even after your doctor has told you to stop taking rosuvastatin tablets. Your doctor may do further tests to diagnose the cause of your muscle problems.

    Your chances of getting muscle problems are higher if you:

    o are taking certain other medicines while you take rosuvastatin tablets

    o are 65 years of age or older

    o have thyroid problems (hypothyroidism) that are not controlled

    o have kidney problems

    o are taking higher doses of rosuvastatin tablets

    • Liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking rosuvastatin tablets and if you have symptoms of liver problems while you take rosuvastatin tablets. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of liver problems:
    • feel unusually tired or weak
    • loss of appetite
    • upper belly pain
    • dark urine
    • yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes

    Protein and blood in the urine. Rosuvastatin tablets may cause you to have protein and blood in your urine. If you develop protein or blood in your urine, your doctor may decrease your dose of Rosuvastatin tablets.

    • Increase in blood sugar (glucose) levels. Rosuvastatin tablets may cause an increase in your blood sugar levels.

    The most common side effects may include headache, muscle aches and pains, abdominal pain, weakness, and nausea.

    Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

    For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

    Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at

    1-800-FDA-1088.

    How should I store rosuvastatin tablets?

    • Store rosuvastatin tablets at room temperature, between 68° F to 77°F (20° C to 25°C) and in a dry place.
    • Safely throw away medicine that is out of date or no longer needed.

    Keep rosuvastatin tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.

    General Information about the safe and effective use of rosuvastatin tablets

    Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use rosuvastatin tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give rosuvastatin tablets to other people, even if they have the same medical condition you have. It may harm them.

    You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about rosuvastatin tablets that is written for health professionals.

    What are the Ingredients in rosuvastatin tablets?



    Active Ingredient: rosuvastatin as rosuvastatin calcium USP

    Inactive Ingredients: crospovidone, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide and triacetin. Additionally, the 5 mg tablets contain ferric oxide yellow and the 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg tablets contain ferric oxide red.

    Repackaged and Distributed By:

    Remedy Repack, Inc.

    625 Kolter Dr. Suite #4 Indiana, PA 1-724-465-8762

    This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

    DRUG: Rosuvastatin Calcium

    GENERIC: Rosuvastatin Calcium

    DOSAGE: TABLET, COATED

    ADMINSTRATION: ORAL

    NDC: 70518-3653-0

    NDC: 70518-3653-1

    NDC: 70518-3653-2

    COLOR: yellow

    SHAPE: ROUND

    SCORE: No score

    SIZE: 6 mm

    IMPRINT: 79

    PACKAGING: 30 in 1 BLISTER PACK

    PACKAGING: 90 in 1 BOTTLE PLASTIC

    PACKAGING: 90 in 1 BOTTLE PLASTIC

    ACTIVE INGREDIENT(S):

    • ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 5mg in 1

    INACTIVE INGREDIENT(S):

    • CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE
    • CROSPOVIDONE (15 MPA.S AT 5%)
    • FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW
    • HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S)
    • LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE
    • MAGNESIUM STEARATE
    • TITANIUM DIOXIDE
    • TRIACETIN

    Remedy_Label

    MM2

    MM3

  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 
    rosuvastatin calcium tablet, coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:70518-3653(NDC:13668-179)
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM (UNII: 83MVU38M7Q) (ROSUVASTATIN - UNII:413KH5ZJ73) ROSUVASTATIN5 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    CROSPOVIDONE (15 MPA.S AT 5%) (UNII: 68401960MK)  
    FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW (UNII: EX438O2MRT)  
    HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S) (UNII: 0WZ8WG20P6)  
    LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE (UNII: EWQ57Q8I5X)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    TRIACETIN (UNII: XHX3C3X673)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColoryellowScoreno score
    ShapeROUNDSize6mm
    FlavorImprint Code 79
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:70518-3653-030 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product02/20/2023
    2NDC:70518-3653-190 in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC; Type 0: Not a Combination Product03/14/2023
    3NDC:70518-3653-290 in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC; Type 0: Not a Combination Product05/07/2023
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANDAANDA20161902/20/2023
    Labeler - REMEDYREPACK INC. (829572556)