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Generic Crestor (tm) Rosuvastatin 10, 20, 40mg

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Generic Name : Rosuvastatin
Therapy : Cardiovascular
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Generic Crestor (tm) Rosuvastatin 10, 20, 40mg

Brand : Crestor
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Generic Crestor® : ROSUVASTATIN
Rosuvastatin calcium is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Crestor® Crestor® is the registered trademark of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

Information on Generic Crestor Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects..

Tablets: Chemical Name: ROSUVASTATIN (roe-SUE-vuh-stah-tin)

Other name brands for this medication
Rosuvas, Rozavel, Rozucor, Novastat, Rozat, Rosulip, Arvast

Possible Uses of Crestor: This medicine is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (also known as a "statin") used with a proper diet to help lower cholesterol and fat (triglyceride) levels and to raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels in your blood.

Before using Crestor: Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking gemfibrozil. If you are currently taking gemfibrozil, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting to take this medicine. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking fibrates (such as clofibrate or fenofibrate), high doses of niacin (1 gram or more per day), cyclosporine, "blood thinners" (such as warfarin), ketoconazole, spironolactone, cimetidine, sirolimus or tacrolimus, or antacids. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including muscle problems; muscle problems when you have taken other "statin" or "fibrate" medicines; family history of muscle problems; heart problems; kidney problems; low thyroid problems; alcohol use; low blood pressure; dehydration; severe infection or infection in the blood; uncontrolled seizures; serious metabolic, endocrine, or electrolyte problems; recent surgery or injury; allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have liver disease or abnormal liver function test results. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

How to take Crestor: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. DO NOT TAKE ANTACIDS for at least 2 hours after taking this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) in a tightly-closed container, away from heat, moisture, and light. This medicine should be taken regularly to get the most benefit from it. Taking this medicine at the same time each day will help you remember. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE TAKING THIS MEDICINE even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT take 2 doses at once.

Precautions When Using Crestor: DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it, to other similar medicines, or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. IT MAY TAKE 2 to 4 WEEKS before the full benefit of this medicine is seen. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or take this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. DO NOT STOP USING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. Laboratory and/or medical tests, including liver function tests, kidney function tests, and blood cholesterol levels, may be performed to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. DAILY USE OF ALCOHOL may increase your chance for serious side effects. Limit alcoholic beverages. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE IN ASIAN PATIENTS OR IN THE ELDERLY because they may more sensitive to the effects of this medicine, especially effects on the muscles that may lead to kidney problems. Contact your doctor for more information. FOR WOMEN: If you are able to become pregnant, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the use of effective birth control while taking this medicine. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE if you are pregnant. IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU COULD BE PREGNANT, contact your doctor immediately. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.

Side Effects of Crestor: SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include constipation, headache, stomach upset, or weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY RARELY cause muscle damage that can lead to a very serious condition called rhabdomyolysis. STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE AND CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you develop fever; muscle pain, cramping, tenderness, or weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness); chest pain; yellowing eyes and skin; dark urine; nausea or vomiting; or stomach pain. AN ALLERGIC REACTION TO THIS MEDICINE is unlikely but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions of Crestor:  Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each other. Check drug interactions

Overdose of Crestor:  If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Other Information of Crestor: FOR BEST RESULTS, this medicine should be used along with exercise, a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet, and a weight loss program if you are overweight. FOLLOW THE DIETARY PLAN provided by your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and pets. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.



1. What is Rosuvastatin (Crestor) and what is it used for?
Rosuvastatin is a medical drug available to us under the brand name Crestor which belongs to a class of medication called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). This medicine is used with a proper diet and exercise to treat high cholesterol in the body by reducing the bad cholesterol. It is also used to prevent heart attack, strokes and damage in blood vessels.

2. When and how to use Rosuvastatin?
Rosuvastatin is available to us in a form of pill that must be taken by mouth with food or as per your doctor's prescription. It is usually taken once a day daily. The dosage and length of the treatment is based on your medical condition, age, weight, response to the treatment and other medicine that you may be taking for the same or different reason. Swallow the tablet whole rather than chewing or crushing it in your mouth as it may release all the drug in your mouth which increases the risk of side effects. Your doctor may start you with a low dose which will increase gradually. Take the medicine daily at the same time to get the most benefits from it. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed as this may also increase the risk of side effects without any improvement in your condition. Discuss all the other medicines that you might be taking along with Rosuvastatin for the same or different reasons. Follow the medical prescription carefully and inform your doctor in case of any exception or confusion.

3. What are the side effects of Rosuvastatin?
Side effects observed while medicating with Rosuvastatin are memory problems, confusion, worsen diabetes may rarely occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse. There are some serious side effects which must be informed to the doctor right away if observed such as Rosuvastatin, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting etc. There are also some severe allergic reactions involved with these medications which require immediate medical attention if observed such as rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing, severe dizziness etc.

4. Is rosuvastatin an effective medicine?
Rosuvastatin is one of the most potent drugs of its class apart from Lipitor for lowering LDL(Low density Lipoproteins). This medicine is different from several other drugs of the same class in many different ways. A lowest dose of rosuvastatin can lower LDL cholesterol concentration by 1.8mmol/L which also reduces the risk of stroke by 17% and ischemic heart disease by 60%. Comparatively better results could be achieved when administered by usual 10mg dose per day.

5. How long does rosuvastatin take to work?
Rosuvastatin is a kind of medicine that does not work instinctively. However, it may take 2-4 weeks of daily scheduled medication to start lowering your cholesterol. The peak plasma concentration is achieved within 3-5 hours of oral administration of medicine. Also the medication may take 3-4 weeks to reach its full effects on the condition.

6. Is rosuvastatin safe during pregnancy?
Rosuvastatin is generally not recommended for its administration during pregnancy. This medicine has the potency of harming the fetus of the women. Also while on medication, women who are capable of bearing a child must avoid sexual activity by adequate means thereby avoiding pregnancy. Also this medicine must be avoided while breastfeeding the baby as the evidence supporting such activity is limited.

7. What is Rosuvastatin used for?
Rosuvastatin belongs to a collection of drug treatments referred to as statins. It is used to lower cholesterol if you have been identified with excessive cholesterol. It's also taken to save you coronary heart and blood vessel disorder, heart assaults and strokes.

8. How long should you take Rosuvastatin?
Height degrees of rosuvastatin are visible inside 3 to 5 hours of oral management. however, it may take 1 to 2 weeks of ordinary dosing before enhancements on your cholesterol degree are visible, and up to 4 weeks before the maximal ldl cholesterol-decreasing outcomes of rosuvastatin are obvious.

9. How long does Rosuvastatin stay in your body?
It takes about 77 hours (3 days) for atorvastatin to be from your gadget. The elimination half of existence of atorvastatin is approximately 14 hours. This is the time it takes in your frame to reduce plasma drug stages with the aid of 1/2. It takes about 5.5 x elimination half lives for a medication to be out of ones device.

10. Which medicine interacts with Rosuvastatin?
Interaction with a medicine generally refers to a change of effectiveness and potential risk that can develop in the body when two or more different drugs come into contact with one another inside the body. Medicines interacting with Rosuvastatin include Blood thinners such as warfarin, gemfibrozil, etc. Some drugs affect the removal of Rosuvastatin from your body such as ledipasvir, velpatasvir, etc.

11. What precautions must be taken before using Rosuvastatin?
Before starting the medication with Rosuvastatin, one must inform the doctor regarding allergies related to any component of the medicine, or any other allergies as these products may contain some ingredient that causes an allergic reaction inside your body. Tell your doctor if you have any medical history related to liver disease, kidney disease, Alcohol abuse, etc. Use of alcohol and marijuana while medicating with Rosuvastatin will make you dizzier than usual which must be avoided. Inform your doctor regarding all the products you use including herbal, prescribed, and non-prescribed medicine before undergoing any surgery.

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