Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is a medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL; the “bad” cholesterol) and triglyceride (a type of fat) levels in the blood and raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL; the “good” cholesterol) levels. This medicine can treat individuals who have hereditary conditions that cause high cholesterol. Rosuvastatin is also taken to lessen the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Additionally, it’s used to lower the chances that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or are at risk for heart disease. Rosuvastatin is in a class of drugs called statins. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in your body. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this medicine in 2003. It’s sold under the brand name Crestor.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THE MEDICATION
You should not take Crestor (Rosuvastatin) if you are allergic to rosuvastatin, or if you have: liver disease/high levels of liver enzymes in your blood; or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not take Crestor if you are pregnant. Rosuvastatin could harm the unborn baby or cause birth defects. Stop taking this medicine and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine. Rosuvastatin may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not breastfeed while you are taking this medicine. To make sure Crestor is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had: liver problems; kidney disease; a thyroid disorder; a habit of drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day; if you are of Asian descent; or if you are 65 or older. Crestor can cause the breakdown of muscle tissue, which can lead to kidney failure. This happens more often in women, in older adults, or people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). People of Asian descent may absorb rosuvastatin at a higher rate than other people which may cause muscle weakness/dysfunction. Make sure your doctor knows if you are Asian. You may need a lower than normal starting dose.
HOW TO USE:
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you are taking the capsule form of this medication, swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. If you have trouble swallowing the capsules, read and follow the manufacturer’s Instructions for Use leaflet. You may carefully open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on 1 teaspoonful of soft food (such as applesauce, or chocolate- or vanilla-flavored pudding). Swallow all of the mixture without chewing. Use/discard the mixture within 60 minutes. Do not prepare a supply in advance. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, race, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you are of Asian descent, your doctor may direct you to start with a lower dose because you may be more sensitive to its effects. Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium can reduce the absorption of this drug. Therefore, if taking this type of antacid, take it at least 2 hours after this medication. Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick. It is very important to continue to follow your doctor’s advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) oral tablet doesn’t cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects. The more common side effects that can occur with use of rosuvastatin include: headache, pain in the abdomen (stomach area), muscle pain, nausea, weakness. If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Serious side effects. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following: Severe muscle problems. Symptoms can include: unexplained or unusual muscle pain, weakness, fever. Liver problems. Symptoms can include: unexplained or unusual weakness decrease in appetite, pain in the abdomen (stomach area), dark-colored urine and yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes.
What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?
Avoid eating foods high in fat or cholesterol, or rosuvastatin will not be as effective. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb rosuvastatin. Avoid taking an antacid that contains aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours after taking rosuvastatin.
How soon will Crestor (Rosuvastatin) work?
You may see results for lowering LDL cholesterol as soon as 2–4 weeks after starting the cholesterol-lowering medicine Crestor. Your results may vary. On follow-up visits, your doctor may choose to adjust your dosage to help you reach your cholesterol goal.
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is used along with a proper diet to help lower “bad” cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as “statins.” It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides and raising “good” cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks. In addition to eating a proper diet (such as a low cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help this medication work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Honeybee Pharmacy is here to help Americans to get these approved and affordable medications online and be shipped to USA. Buy online at the comfort of your own home at www.honeybeepharmacy.com. HBP not only offer human medications but also for PetMeds. Honeybee Pharmacy has over 10 years of experience in handling prescription medication and over-the-counter needs.
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