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Crestor withdrawal

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Eder
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Rosuvastatin is the generic for crestor has been approved by the FDA and is commercially available

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A male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Steady state: Crestor is a steady state med missing a few days will not cause a big jump in cholesterol levels or any significant consequences
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harinder Gogia
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Most common side effect , muscle aches, isreversible after stopping or reducing the drug. Liver injury is also reversible. So there are no long term ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Side effect duration depends on what the individual side effect is. Some will disappear in days or less, some could last much longer.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Muscle aches, etc.: This is a statin drug, and like other statins, has the danger of causing rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown, a severe side effect. This may be manif... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Wynne iii
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, they can be taken together.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Cardiology 24 years experience
It depends on the: type of stroke. If the stroke is from a blood clot from the heart, as would occur in atrial fibrillation, Crestor (rosuvastatin) would be ineffective.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harinder Gogia
Cardiology 32 years experience
Muscle aches: Muscle aches and liver toxicity.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Increase dose: Don't be disappointed! along with healthy eating and exercise, some folks are genetically at risk for high cholesterol. There are higher doses of cr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
Cardiology 23 years experience
Different classes: Several statins are available: lipitor, (atorvastatin) crestor, zocor, pravachol, lescol. Most are generics, but Crestor is the most potent of all. St... Read More

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