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What is Crestor (Rosuvastatin) used for?
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Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from high cholesterol levels. The medication operates by reducing cholesterol produced by the liver to lower levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while raising levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins) to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, or heart disease. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?
One tablet of Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is typically taken once each day, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician after observing your symptoms and current health condition. Swallow these doses whole with a large glass of water. Never change the form of the tablets by chewing, crushing, or splitting them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine to ensure the correct use and most effective results from treatment.
What are the side effects of Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Tell your physician if any of these conditions become severe or if more serious health problems occur such as confusion, intense vomiting, increased thirst, flu symptoms, discolored urine or stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require emergency medical assistance or changes to your dosage to prevent further problems.
Do not begin using Crestor (Rosuvastatin) if you have severe liver disease, muscle conditions, or lactose intolerance. Also inform your physician if you have an underactive thyroid, a history of muscle disorders, are of Asian origin, or drink large amounts of alcohol. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other adjustments to prevent potential health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Crestor (Rosuvastatin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.