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Crestor (Brand)

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Product Name: Crestor

Active Ingredient: Rosuvastatin

Dosage Form: Oral Tablets

Strength: 5/10/20/40 MG

Indication: Hyperlipidemia

Manufacturer: AstraZeneca

 

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Product Description

What is Crestor?

Crestor, also known as rosuvastatin belongs to a group called HMG Coa reductase inhibitors. Statins like Rosuvastatin help reduce levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol, such LDL and lipoprotein, and triglycerides in the blood. On the other hand, it increases the body’s level of ‘good’ cholesterols, such as high-density lipoprotein and HDL.

It is also used to generally lower cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood and slow the build-up of fatty deposits known as plaque within your blood vessels. Crestor is also used to lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes. It also helps prevent Coronary heart diseases, along with complications with diabetes, among other risk factors.

Crestor can be used by adults and children who are at least ten years of age. Order Crestor in Canada today at Life Relay Health Care Solutions, Inc.

Before taking this medicine:

Before you take Crestor, it is important that you are aware of your allergies. Do not take Crestor if you are allergic to rosuvastatin or if you have any form of liver disease or are pregnant and currently breast-feeding your baby.

It is also important that you inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney disease, diabetes, or a thyroid disorder before you take Crestor. If you are over 65 years or older, or drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily, then you should also inform your doctor before you plan on taking this medicine. People of Asian descent may absorb Crestor at a higher rate than other people and this can lead to complications. If you are of Asian descent, then you may need a lower starting dosage.

Crestor may cause a condition that eventually leads to failure of your body’s kidneys and a deterioration of the skeletal muscle tissue. Older people over the age of 65 and people who have existing kidney diseases or poorly controlled hypothyroidism are at a greater risk of getting this rare condition.

This medicine can potentially harm an unborn baby and cause serious birth defects. If you are pregnant, stop taking Crestor and inform your doctor immediately. Additionally, rosuvastatin may pass into breast milk and harm a nursing infant. Never take Crestor if you are still breast-feeding your infant. If you still want to use Crestor, use effective birth control to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

How Should I take Crestor?

Take Crestor exactly as prescribed by your doctor and make sure to follow all directions on the prescription label. Take note that your doctor may occasionally change your dosage to obtain the best results. Do not attempt to take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts, or for longer than recommended. You can take Crestor once a day as the same time each day. You can also take this medicine with or without food, but it is important that you take frequent blood test when taking in Crestor.

Make sure to keep using Crestor as directed. High cholesterol has no visible symptoms, so even if you feel well, you may need to take Crestor on a long-term basis. You should not stop using this medicine unless you doctor explicitly tells you to. As Crestor is just part of a treatment that involves proper diet, exercise and weight control, it is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions carefully for best results.

You can, however, stop using Crestor for a short period if you are experiencing an imbalance in electrolytes, severely low blood pressure, or in the event of medical emergency or surgery. You may also stop taking Crestor if you experience uncontrolled seizures or dehydration, or a severe infection and illness.

Important information:

Before you buy Crestor in Canada, it is important to avoid eating food items that are high in cholesterol and fat. This medicine will not be as effective in lowering your body’s cholesterol levels if you do not adhere to a cholesterol-lowering diet plan. Crestor is only a part of a complete program of treatment, which includes proper diet and exercise, and weight control. Make sure to follow your diet, exercise routines, and medication closely.

You should also inform your doctor if you ever hand any liver or kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, or diabetes. If you are of Asian descent, or drink more than two alcoholic beverages a day, you should also consult a physician before taking Castor.

Castor can cause a rare condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal and muscle tissue, which can eventually lead to kidney failure. If you are experiencing unexplained muscle pain, tenderness and unusual tiredness, dark colored urine or weakness during fever, then call your doctor right away.

For women, you should not take rosuvastatin if you have liver disease or if you are currently breast-feeding your baby. Additionally, it can harm an unborn baby and cause different birth defects. Never take Castor if you are pregnant.

When you plan to take Castor, take note that many other drugs can increase your risk of serious and potentially dangerous medical problems when you take them together with this medicine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Keep a list of all of the medicines you use and make sure to inform your doctor about them. Never start a new medication without telling your doctor, healthcare provider, or anyone who treats you.

Additional FAQS:

What other drugs will affect rosuvastatin?

It is important to tell your doctor about all the medicines that you are taking before you start or stop your treatment with rosuvastatin. Using certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs can increase your risk of serious muscle problems. Some of the drugs include:

  • Colhicine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Other ‘statin’ medicines, such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, Lipitor, simvastatin, Pravachol, Zocor, and Vytorin
  • Blood thinners like warfarin, Coumadin, and Jantoven
  • Anti-fungal medicine, such as fluconazole, ketoconazole, and itraconazole
  • Medicines that contain niacin or nicotinic acid, such as vitamin B3, Advicor, Niaspan, Simcor, Niacor, and Slo-Niacin
  • Medicines for HIV and Aids, such as atazanavir, lopinavir, fosamprenavir, ritonavir, and tipranavir

Please take note that this is not a complete list and other drugs may interact with rosuvastatin. These include prescription medicines, vitamins, herbal products, and over-the-counter medicines.

What happens if I miss a dose?

In the event that you forget to take Crestor, have the missed dosage as soon as possible except when it is 12 hours late. Do not take the extra medicine if its more than 12 hours after you missed the dosage as this can lead to complications.

What happens if I overdose?

In the event that you overdose on rosuvatatin, call the Poison Help hotline and seek emergency medical attention immediately.

What should I avoid while taking Crestor?

When taking Crestor, it is important that you avoid drinking alcohol as this increases your body’s triglyceride levels and make you more susceptible to liver damage. You should also avoid using antacids without your doctor’s advice and permission, as these can lead to complications. Use only antacids that your doctor recommends, and never take it within 2 hours of taking Crestor, as some antacids can make it more difficult for your body to actually absorb rosuvastatin.

Additionally, you should avoid eating food that are high in cholesterol or fat. Crestor is only part of a more complete regiment to lower your cholesterol levels, and it will not be as effective if you do not strictly adhere to a cholesterol lowering diet plan.

Side effects of Crestor:

In rare cases, Crestor can cause unwanted side effects that include difficulty in breathing and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat. You may also experience a difficulty or pain when urinating, and when this happens, seek emergency help as soon as possible. Other common side effects that you may experience include jaundice, stomach pain, and dark urine, as well as nausea and upset stomachs.

Crestor can also rarely cause a condition that cause the breakdown of your body’s skeletal muscle tissue that may eventually cause kidney failure. Check for signs of kidney problems, such as swelling in your ankles and feet, or shortness of breath and an unexplained feeling of tiredness. You may also experience a sense of unusual tenderness and weakness along with unexplained muscle pain.

Please note that this is not a complete list of side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice and a more complete list of side effects. You may also report any side effects to the FDA.

Crestor Dosing Information:

Usual Adult Dosage for Hyperlipoproteinemia:
Initial dosage is 5mg to 10mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 5mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Usual Adult Dosage for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa or Elevated LDL:
Initial dosage is 5mg to 10mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 5mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Usual Adult Dosage for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb or Elevated LDL + VLDL:
Initial dosage is 5mg to 10mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 5mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Usual Adult Dosage for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV or Elevated VLDL:
Initial dosage is 5mg to 10mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 5mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Usual Adult Dosage for Atherosclerosis:
Initial dosage is 5mg to 10mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 5mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Usual Adult Dosage for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia:
Initial dosage is 20mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 20mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Usual Adult Dosage for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease:
Initial dosage is 5mg to 10mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 5mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Take note that response to therapy is estimated from preapheresis LDL-C levels.

Usual Geriatric Dosage for Hyperlipidemia:
Initial dosage is 5mg to 10mg once a day, with or without food.
Maintenance dosage is 5mg to 40mg once a day, with or without food.

Usual Pediatric Dosage for Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia:

Pediatric patients between 10 to 17 years of age should have a dosage range of 5mg to 20mg taken orally, once a day, with or without food. Maximum dosage should be 20mg taken orally once a day. The doses should be individualized in accordance to the recommended goal of the therapy. Any adjustments should be made at intervals of 4 weeks or more.

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