What is Crestor used for and How to Buy Crestor Online?
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is given to patients to help lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by lowering cholesterol and additional fats in the blood. Crestor is classified as a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, commonly referred to as "statins". The enzyme HMG-CoA reductase plays a key role in how cholesterol levels are balanced in the body. Crestor is also referred by the generic name, rosuvastatin, which together with diet and exercise is prescribed to regulate the the cholesterol made within the body. When there is excess cholesterol in the body, it can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, not all types of cholesterol are bad for the body. There are two types of cholesterol: LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol is coined the term "good" cholesterol as it removes the "bad" cholesterol known as LDL away from the body. When LDL cholesterol levels are elevated, it can lead to a buildup of plaque in the blood vessels, which can cause the blood vessels to narrow. This narrowing of arteries causes blood flow to be disrupted which can cause a stroke or lead to a heart attack. Crestor is a commonly prescribed medication to help control cholesterol levels to help prevent cardiovascular problems and strokes.
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The active medicinal ingredient in Crestor is Rosuvastatin calcium, which is manufactured by AstraZeneca. Crestor (Rosuvastatin) in both and brand and generic options is available in the following dosage forms: Crestor 5mg, Crestor 10mg, Crestor 20mg, and Crestor 40mg. Crestor generic from Canada comes in a pack size of 100 tablets in a bottle while the brand option can be in blister of 28 or 30 tablets.
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As is the case with prescription medications, Crestor (Rosuvastatin) should be taken as directed by your doctor and pharmacist. This medication should not be shared with anyone but the patient with whom it is prescribed.
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) should be taken at the same time each day with a full glass of water. You may take this medication with or without food. Do not abruptly stop taking Crestor (Rosuvastatin) without consulting with our doctor.
The medication is offered in a blister pack, which helps patients to know if they have skipped a pill, as well as a bottle.
The dosage is dependent on the treatment determined by your doctor. The maximum dosage is 40 mg daily for adults. In children aged 10-17 years old, the maximum daily dose is 10mg. After blood work to check your lipid count, your doctor may modify your dosage of Crestor (Rosuvastatin).
If you are experiencing the symptoms of an overdose or know that more tablets have been consumed than directed, contact an emergency health professional.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember the missed dose only if it is not too close to the time you take your next dose. If it is too close to the next dose, skip the missed one and carry on taking your medication as prescribed.
Side Effects of Crestor (Rosuvastatin)
There are side effects associated with taking Crestor (Rosuvastatin); however, most people do not experience any while taking it.
If you experience any of the following side effects, contact your doctor if they become problematic:
- Feeling sick
- Stomach pain
In less common cases, some patients may experience skin rash, hives or itching while taking this medication.
It is important to have regular blood testing, as directed by your doctor. Do tell your doctor that you are taking Crestor (Rosuvastatin). This medication may affect the results of some medications.
If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately:
- Persistent coughing or shortness of breath
- Poor memory
- Mood problems
- Insomnia or nightmares
- Weakness or pain in hands or feet, or other areas of the body
- Numbness in the body, commonly hands or feet
- Tingling in the bands or feet
- Erectile dysfunction
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use Crestor (Rosuvastatin) if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Drugs to lower cholesterol may harm the fetus. If you become pregnant, stop taking this medication and tell your doctor.
You may want to consider the risks if you are at childbearing age, and consider birth control methods.
If you have a history or are currently experience the following, tell your doctor:
- Drink alcoholic beverages daily (3 or more)
- Thyroid problems
- Surgery or tissue injury
- Excessive physical exercise
- Have a family history of muscular disorders
- Previous problems with muscles after taking an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
- Kidney or liver problems
There is a slight risk of blood sugar increase while taking Crestor (Rosuvastatin).
Interactions with this Medication
Tell your medical health professional and pharmacist about all of the drugs you are taking to avoid interactions with Crestor (Rosuvastatin), especially if you are taking any of the following:
- Cholesterol-lowering medications
- Fusidic acid
- Antiviral medications
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.