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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes you can stop. My question is why? Have you had an adverse reaction? Do you not like the "concept" of taking a statin? I would much prefer that ... Read More
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Dr. Gavin Noble
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You can safely stop Crestor (rosuvastatin) without a withdrawal reaction. However, you should talk with your physician about why you are on it and wh ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Fischer
16 years experience Internal Medicine
One is not related.: Taking the Crestor (rosuvastatin) for a number of years is not the cause of your diabetes. However, having high cholesterol and diabetes is often ver ... Read More
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Not likely: It is not uncommon for people with diabetes to also have elevated cholesterol. It is not likely that the Crestor (rosuvastatin) caused your diabetes. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
About once a: year while taking cholesterol medication.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
16 years experience Cardiology
They go away: Most common side effect is sore muscles. This goes away if you stop the medication.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, as long as.....: Yes, low cholesterol levels due to Crestor (rosuvastatin) is perfectly fine, and actually preferable, as long as there are no side effects and no issu ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Never: Current guidelines: never. Actual practice in the real world: often doctors check it once a year.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes Crestor (rosuvastatin) is very potent.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 years experience Cardiology
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Anytime.
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