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What is Crestor prescribed for?

Crestor is prescribed to treat high or unhealthy cholesterol levels, as these may lead to dangerous cardiovascular problems like heart attack or stroke. It improves your cholesterol levels by preventing blockages from forming in your arteries. These blockages can cause serious problems, including heart attack or stroke. This medication is also prescribed to patients certain conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors that may have other heart complications. Crestor may also be prescribed for children aged 10 to 17 years who have inherited cholesterol disorders. Crestor can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol, and lower triglycerides in the blood, while simultaneously increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good" cholesterol.


How does Crestor work?

Crestor comes in tablet form for oral administration, and it contains the active ingredient Rosuvastatin. This medication works because Rosuvastatin improves cholesterol levels by lowering bad cholesterol (LDL), lowering triglycerides, and raises good cholesterol (HDL). Crestor is available in a generic alternative, sold under the active ingredient’s name, Rosuvastatin. The brand choice (Crestor) and the generic alternative (Rosuvastatin) are both available for online purchase from My Drug Center in the following strengths: 5mg, 10mg, 20mg, and 40mg.

Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Crestor orally once a day with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Crestor at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. 

A lifestyle change to include diet and exercise will also improve the effect of Crestor for reducing unwanted cholesterol. Healthy eating and change of negative habits like excessive drinking or smoking will do much to help improve the effect of the medicaiton.


This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Crestor. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to liver disease, kidney disease, and alcohol abuse. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Crestor.

Avoid having antacids within two hours of taking this medication. The magnesium in some antacids can prevent most of the medication from being absorbed, and reduce the effect.

It is important that you avoid alcoholic drinks while taking Crestor because it can increase the risk of liver damage. and high-fat or high-cholesterol foods while taking brand name or generic Crestor to prevent negative interactions and reactions.Alcohol use while taking Crestor can increase the risk of liver damage. Limit or avoid alcohol altogether while taking Crestor. Additionally you can speak with your regarding the same limits of the substance while using Crestor.

Side Effects

Side effects for Crestor are: headache, depression, muscle aches or pains, joint pain, sleep problems (insomnia or nightmares), constipation, nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, or diarrhea.

If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


What is rosuvastatin?

Rosuvastatin is a statins drug and is the active ingredient found inside Crestor responsible for its therapeutic effect. Crestor is a prescription medication which contains between 5 mg and 40 mg of rosuvastatin. When you buy the generic for Crestor, it will be marketed and sold as rosuvastatin.


What is rosuvastatin used for?

Rosuvastatin is used for the treatment of high cholesterol, which helps lower a person’s risk of heart attack, stroke, or developing angina.


When to take rosuvastatin?

If your doctor has directed you to take rosuvastatin at a certain time, it is important to follow those directions very carefully. Otherwise, you may take it at any time of day, though it is recommended you take your dose at that same time each day.


What is the difference between Lipitor and Crestor?

Though both medications share similarities such as the condition they treat and the drug class they fall under, they do present some differences. First off, grapefruit products will not affect Crestor nearly as much as they will affect Lipitor. Another difference is those of Asian descent may find themselves more sensitive to side effects of Crestor opposed to Lipitor. Crestor is slightly more expensive than Lipitor in the United States and has a longer half life (by 5 hours). Lastly, Lipitor has been available in the United States for much longer than Crestor has.


Which statin is better Lipitor or Crestor?

Both Lipitor and Crestor are very effective medications for treating cholesterol therefore neither are considered better than the other. However, there may be indicators that confirm one may be more suitable for you specifically. Lipitor has more disease interactions than Crestor; the biggest one being liver disease. Therefore if you suffer from high cholesterol and liver disease, Crestor may be a better option for you. However, Lipitor is available in a higher strength; 80mg. This option may be better for those who need a higher strength medication.


What are the side effects of taking rosuvastatin?

The most commonly reported side effects of rosuvastatin include headache, weakness, muscle aches, nausea, and stomach pain. This is not a complete list of side effects.


What does rosuvastatin look like?

Rosuvastatin, when sold as Crestor, will commonly come as a small, round, pink pill. However, when you purchase the 5mg it may be yellow and the 40mg pill may be oval. When you buy rosuvastatin generically, the appearance can vary. Rosuvastatin’s appearance before it is compressed into a pill is a white amorphous powder.


How much does rosuvastatin cost?

The cost for the brand Crestor, which contains rosuvastatin, is typically quite high since it is not covered by medicare; the retail cost can sometimes be found in the thousands. The generic, sold just as rosuvastatin, can be found at a lower retail cost but can still cost hundreds of dollars. At My Drug Center, we offer both the brand name and generic alternative at an affordable cost; between $0.50 and $3.20 per pill. You can access these prices with a valid prescription when you buy rosuvastatin online at My Drug Center.

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