Crestor is a so called statin. It is used to treat dyslipidemia and used as a cholesterol-lowering drug. Crestor is generally prescribed only when other measures such as increasing exercise do not show the desired results. This medicine is usually taken in addition to a diet.
Used for treating: high cholesterol.
Medicine group: statins.
Effect: reduces bad cholesterol (LDL-C) and increases good cholesterol (HDL-C).
The active ingredient in Crestor is rosuvastatin. This drug effectively inhibits a specific enzyme which is responsible for acting as a catalyst in the formation of cholesterol in the liver. Without this enzyme, the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver is much more difficult.
You take a tablet of Crestor once a day with some water. The time of the day on which you take Crestor is not important, you may take it either with or without food. Crestor is available in different dosages, based on your medical questionnaire, a doctor will determine which dosage is suitable for you.
Contraindications for Crestor
are a pregnant or could become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
are aged over 70 years
are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
have or have had risk factors for developing diabetes
have galactose intolerance or glucose-galactose malabsorption problems
have had muscular toxicity
have or have had kidney problems or liver problems
have Lapp lactase deficiency
have or have had high blood pressure
have problems metabolising medicines
have risk factors for developing muscle problems such as if you drink alcohol heavily, have hypothyroidism, have muscle disorders or have a family history of muscle disorders
are a heavy drinker
Warning: The highest dose of Crestor, with 40mg rosuvastatin, may not be taken by people of Asian descent. If you are of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean or Indian descent, please consult a physician to determine whether it might be better ot to take Crestor.
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Crestor side effects
Examples of side effects are:
digestive problems, nausea, abdominal pain and constipation
muscle cramps, muscle aches and joint pain
Interactions with Crestor
Examples of drugs which should not be taken at the same time as Crestor, are: