What is Crestor used for?
Crestor, with proper diet and exercise, is used to manage cholesterol in the body. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels helps to decrease your chances of experiencing a stroke, heart attack or cardiovascular disease. Plaque develops from unhealthy cholesterol and triglycerides. It eventually blocks the blood vessels creating health problems.
Crestor is taken orally as often as recommended by your healthcare professional, usually once a day. Food does not affect how this medication works so it may be taken alone or with meals.
The tablets are intended to be swallowed whole. Do not crush, chew or split the tablets as it may affect how the medication works. Advise your doctor if you are available to swallow the pills.
Your doctor’s recommended dose is based on your condition and history of treatment. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. You can skip the missed dose if your next one is due within 12 hours. Do not take extra doses, especially to catch up, as it will not improve your condition and may increase your risk of experiencing side effects.
Avoid taking antacids alongside Crestor. They prevent the Rosuvastatin from working properly. If you need to take antacids, space your dose 2 hours apart from Crestor.
Continue treatment even when you feel well. High cholesterol is not associated with symptoms people describe as sickness. It may take up to 4 weeks for the drug to reach its maximum potential.
Crestor works by decreasing the level of triglycerides and LDL (Bad cholesterol) and improves the level of HDL (good cholesterol) in your blood. Making healthy diet changes, quitting smoking and losing weight (if overweight) can help the medication work better.
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Crestor. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
By prescribing Crestor, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counseling when you buy Crestor online.
- feeling sad or empty
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- trouble sleeping
- trouble swallowing
- voice changes
- weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
- passing gas
- feeling faint
- swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
- feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
- flushed, dry skin
- pain or swelling in the arms or legs without any injury
- joint pain or swelling
- excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels
- bladder pain
- runny nose
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- pounding in the ears
- dry or sore throat
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Crestor online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
This may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. They need to determine if it will harm an unborn baby or pass on breastmilk.
Advise your doctor if you have risk factors such as alcoholism or a history of kidney or liver disease. It may not be safe to drink alcohol when you are taking Crestor. It may cause liver problems.
The following drugs are known to interact with Crestor. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.
Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
- Oat Bran
- Eslicarbazepine Acetate
The generic equivalent of Crestor is rosuvastatin. It is very popular due to its low cost.
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Around 0.5% of individuals that report side effects with Crestor observed hot flashes. It is not a common side effect of the drug. Call your doctor for advice if you develop hot flashes after you start taking it.
Prices vary based on the strength of the medication and the quantity. Your Canada Drug Store has the lowest price on this product.
Crestor does not contain gluten. If you have any food allergies you should advise your doctor before taking any medication. It does contain coloring agents and lactose.
You can split Crestor but you may need a pill splitter. It does not have a line that allows it to be split evenly without tools. Taking unevenly split tablets can affect your dose and can make treatment less effective.
DISCLAIMER : The information provided here is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace or contradict medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Crestor online.