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Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Difficult to answer: Though the manufacturer does not specifically warn against this, "film coated" tablets are usually designed that way to minimize any stomach upset tha ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Yes and no: Crestor’s maker suggests it should be taken whole and not be crushed, chewed, or broken. There is no reason that it cannot necessarily be crushed, asi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Grapefruit: Rosuvastatin is not among the statins that are significantly affected by grapefruit.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Not much: Treatment of elevated lp(a) is a bit tough. Potent statins can mitigate the risk by lowering the ldl-cholesterol level as much as possible (below 70 m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Crestor (rosuvastatin): read this for prices: http://www.goodrx.com/crestor?gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FWitF5Lh-mzK_3rNLqjET5E6HJwKtCrSM9HdZsJZ2zBoCI37w_wcB
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Lowers cholesterol: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin. Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Crestor (rosuvastatin): It is generally believed that cholesterol is produced by the body at night. The first drugs in the class (statins) were recommended to be taken with ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rama Garimella
32 years experience Cardiology
100hrs.: Half life of Rosuvastatin is 19hrs. Typically takes 5 half lifes to eliminate most of the drug.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Impossible: There is no generic medication for Crestor (rosuvastatin) at this time as the medication is still under patent. The generic name for Crestor (rosuva ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Evening.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Patent wars: "The substance patent protecting CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) expires on 8 January 2016, and the pediatric exclusivity period expires 8 July 2016." This wen ... Read More

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