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Ezallor Sprinkle

Generic Name: rosuvastatin (roe SOO va sta tin)
Brand Name: Crestor, Ezallor Sprinkle

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Sep 27, 2019 – Written by Cerner Multum

What is Ezallor Sprinkle?

Ezallor Sprinkle is used together with diet to lower blood levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL), to increase levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), and to lower triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood).

Ezallor Sprinkle is also used to treat hereditary types of high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia): The heterozygous type (inherited from one parent) or the homozygous type (inherited from both parents).

For the heterozygous type, Ezallor Sprinkle can be used in children who are at least 8 years old. For the homozygous type, this medicine can be used in children as young as 7 years old.

The Ezallor brand of rosuvastatin is for use only in adults.

Crestor is also used in adults to slow the progression of atherosclerosis (a build-up of plaque in blood vessels that can block blood flow).

Crestor is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other complications in men 50 years and older or women 60 years and older who have coronary heart disease or other risk factors.

Ezallor Sprinkle may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important Information

Do not use Ezallor Sprinkle if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.

You should not take Ezallor Sprinkle if you have liver disease, or if you breast-feeding a baby.

Before taking this medicine

You should not take Ezallor Sprinkle if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • liver disease; or

  • if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Do not take Ezallor Sprinkle if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine. Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Do not breast-feed while you are taking Ezallor Sprinkle.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • liver problems;

  • kidney disease;

  • a thyroid disorder;

  • a habit of drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day;

  • if you are of Asian descent; or

  • if you are 65 or older.

Ezallor Sprinkle can cause the breakdown of muscle tissue, which can lead to kidney failure. This happens more often in women, in older adults, or people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).

People of Asian descent may absorb Ezallor Sprinkle at a higher rate than other people. Make sure your doctor knows if you are Asian. You may need a lower than normal starting dose.

How should I take Ezallor Sprinkle?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Ezallor Sprinkle is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.

While using Ezallor Sprinkle, you may need frequent blood tests.

Keep using Ezallor Sprinkle as directed, even if you feel well. High cholesterol usually has no symptoms. You may need to take Ezallor Sprinkle on a long-term basis.

You may need to stop using Ezallor Sprinkle for a short time if you have:

You should not stop using Ezallor Sprinkle unless your doctor tells you to.

Ezallor Sprinkle is only part of a treatment program that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if you are more than 12 hours late for the dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking Ezallor Sprinkle?

Avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol, or Ezallor Sprinkle will not be as effective.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb Ezallor Sprinkle. Avoid taking an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours after taking this medicine.

Ezallor Sprinkle side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness;

  • confusion, memory problems; or

  • liver problems--upper stomach pain, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Ezallor Sprinkle?

Using certain other drugs together with Ezallor Sprinkle can increase your risk of serious muscle problems. It is very important to tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with this medicine, especially:

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect Ezallor Sprinkle, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.