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Commercial Name: Crestor
Active Ingredient: Rosuvastatin
Utilization: Treats high cholesterol and atherosclerosis, it is a drug from class of statins
Available Dosages: 5mg, 10mg and 20mg
Crestor is a cholesterol-lowering medication which used to lower cholesterol levels when diet and exercise alone have failed to work.
Take this medication with or without food, at any time once a day. Swallow each tablet whole with a drink of water/milk.
Commonly dose of Crestor is 5 to 40 mg. Dosage of 40 mg is using for patients not reaching LDL-C goal with 20 mg.
Hyperlipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and atherosclerosis: Starting dose 10 mg. Cresor 20 mg is a starting dose for patients with LDL-C >190 mg/dL and aggressive lipid targets.
HoFH: Starting dose is 20 mg.
This drug is only a small part of a whole program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very carefully.
Crestor is contraindicated in patients:
with hypersensitivity to rosuvastatin or to any of the excipients;
with active liver disease;
with severe renal impairment;
receiving concomitant ciclosporin;
during pregnancy and lactation and in women of childbearing potential not using appropriate contraceptive measures;
The 40 mg dose is contraindicated in patients with pre-disposing factors for myopathy/rhabdomyolysis. Such factors include:
moderate renal impairment;
personal or family history of hereditary muscular disorders;
previous history of muscular toxicity with another HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or fibrate;
situations where an increase in plasma levels may occur ;
concomitant use of fibrates.
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
The symptoms of a Crestor overdose are not known well. Most possible of them include: liver damage, kidney failure, pancreatitis, yellow skin (jaundice), serious breakdown of muscle (known as rhabdomyolysis). If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.
Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.
Medically reviewed by
Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 2.06.2020