Crestor is a medicine which helps to reduce the level of cholesterol in the body. This works in lieu of proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
Dosage and Direction
- Crestor should be consumed once a day, with or without food.
- It should be swallowed whole with a glass or water or milk.
- Usually, 5 to 20 mg is sufficient for an average patient. However, if the patient is unable to reach the LDL-C target, then 40 mg is prescribed.
- Patients suffering from hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and atherosclerosis should start with an initial dose of 10 mg.
- For patients whose LDL-c is greater than 190 mg/dL and have aggressive lipid targets, 20 mg is recommended.
- The medicine works more effectively if there is a proper lifestyle modification like a healthy diet, and exercise routine.
- Follow the instructions of your doctor before consuming this medicine.
Word of Warning
- Crestor is not suitable for patients suffering from liver or kidney disorders.
- Patients suffering from myopathy should abstain from consuming Crestor.
- Patients suffering from acute renal disorders too should stay away from this medicine.
- Crestor is not suitable for patients who are consuming immunosuppressive medicines.
- Pregnant and nursing women should also avoid using this medicine.
- You need to inform your doctor if you are consuming gemfibrozil, cyclosporin, warfarin, antacids, erythromycin or any oral contraceptive.
- Patients suffering from moderate renal issues, hypothyroidism, muscular disorders, alcoholism, increased plasma levels, and Asians require a smaller dosage, and they should not consume 40 mg of this medicine.
Crestor may trigger side effects in the form of allergies, pain in the muscles, fatigue and fever, dark-colored urine, frequent urination, abdominal discomfort, decolored stools, yellowing of the skin, nausea, swelling of the limbs, dizzy spells, constipation, soreness in the throat, runny nose, loss of memory, pain in the head and chest, burning sensation and other similar effects. In case you experience any abnormal symptom, then you need to inform your doctor of the same.
- Patients consuming medicines for high cholesterol should not consume Crestor.
- Crestor interacts with alcohol, antacids having aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide, cyclosporine, niacin, and warfarin.
- This list is not comprehensive and so you need to discuss your complete medical history, including any herbal, non-herbal medicine or dietary supplement that you may be taking.
Missed or Overdose
In case you miss a dose and realize it close to the time of your next dose, then you can resume your regular schedule. Never consume a double dose, or consume two doses within a short time gap, else it may trigger side effects. In case you notice any unusual symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.
Crestor should be kept at room temperature between 59 and 77 degrees F far from the reach of children and pets. Never keep it places which are bright and moist. Always discard any medicine which has expired.
All the information provided is general in nature, and should not be used for self-medication or self-diagnosis. Follow the advice of your health care professional. All the information is true to the best of our knowledge, but we advise our customers to review and verify the same, before consuming the medication. Our website does not undertake the responsibility for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage caused due to the information provided or the effects of self-treatment.
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