Why is Crestor prescribed?
Rosuvastatin (Crestor) is a prescription drug that is used alone or in combination with other drugs, to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides and increase levels of good cholesterol in the blood. It is also prescribed to delay the progression of atherosclerosis in adults and in the treatment of patients who inherited high cholesterol levels from one or both of their parents. It is also indicated to minimize the risk of chest pain, stroke, heart disease, and heart attacks.
What does it do?
Elevated blood cholesterol levels may be life-threatening when not managed properly. These can build up in the blood vessels, block the normal flow of blood, and could result in complications of the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. Rosuvastatin belongs to a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (popularly known as statins) that aid in the reduction of cholesterol levels in the blood to address these conditions.
How should I take it?
Crestor is currently available in 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 40mg tablets. Each tablet should be taken as a whole (do not split or crush) by mouth, with or without food. To aid in the management of your condition, a well-balanced, low fat and low cholesterol diet and regular exercise are highly advised.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Do not take two doses just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Crestor?
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical history especially if you have or had liver impairments and if you have any allergies to Rosuvastatin or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
For the drug label information of Crestor, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Common side effects may include:
- Joint pain
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Serious side effects may include:
- Lack of Energy
- Chest pain
- Discoloration of the eyes and skin (yellowing)
- Difficulty of breathing
- Hoarseness of voice
- Swelling in any part of the body
- Rashes or Hives
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Dark-colored urine
If the symptoms do not go away or are life-threatening, immediately stop taking the medication and inform your doctor or call an ambulance for professional medical assistance.
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause serious or life-threatening reactions when administered together.
Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Crestor with any of the following medications:
- Eslicarbazepine acetate
- Fenofibric acid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Crestor in a tight container in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What should I do in case of an overdose?
Call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe to take if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Immediately inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant because Rosuvastatin is contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women since its safety has not been established. Limited data also suggest its presence in human milk. Since there is limited to no data available regarding infant and fetal abnormalities with the use of Rosuvastatin in these patients, it is generally not advised to undergo treatment with this drug.
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