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What does crestor (rosuvastatin) do for lpa?

What does crestor (rosuvastatin) do for lpa?

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 mg/dl), since that particle is tied to the ldl-c molecule. Estrogen therapy in women, Niacin in both sexes, and in the future, cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors (if they come to market) may lower lp (a) levels. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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I am taking generic for crestor (rosuvastatin). Is that good?

I am taking generic for crestor (rosuvastatin). Is that good?

Impossible: There is no generic medication for Crestor (rosuvastatin) at this time as the medication is still under patent. The generic name for Crestor (rosuvastatin) is Rosuvastatin and you may be on that med, but it is not generic (and won't be for years). Generic statins currently available are pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and lovastatin. All statins have the same action, but some may be better for some people. ...Read more

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I was just wondering the best time for crestor (rosuvastatin)?

I was just wondering the best time for crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can Be Taken Anytime: Some statins (pravachol, zocor, (simvastatin) mevacor) have very short half-lives (2-4 hours) and have a better effect if taken at night. This is because the medication works by decreasing cholesterol synthesis which is increased during the evening hours. Other statins (lipitor, crestor) have very long half-lives (14-18 hours) and have equal effect if taken in the morning or evening. ...Read more

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My crestor 10mg expire in 2017 is it ok to take them thanks they are samples?

Expired Crestor: 40 F My crestor 10mg expire in 2017 is it ok to take them thanks they are samples? ANS: most likley. It is still early in 2017. Most meds are good long after the expiration dates. Check with your Dr giving them to you. ...Read more

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How effective is rosuvastatin (Crestor) for treating stroke?

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. If it was a stroke due to cholesterol buildup, it is effective and can decrease risk of another stroke by about 50% at dose of 40 mg. For a stroke due to hemorrhage from high blood pressure, it would be ineffective. Aspirin or clopidogrel usually used with Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more

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Can crestor (rosuvastatin) cause skin conditions?

Can crestor (rosuvastatin) cause skin conditions?

In some cases: Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause skin rash, pruritus, urticaria and angioedema. ...Read more

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How do lovastatin and crestor (rosuvastatin) differ?

STATINS: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the newer statins and requires a lower dosage to block coenzyme a, because it is lipophilic. It is more expensive than lovastain, but has less side effects. To minimize side effects, patients on statins need to take Coenzyme Q10 or UBIQUINOL (the active version of COQ10. (REJUVENATION-SCIENCE. COM) ...Read more

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Is it safe to take crestor and effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) and Crestor can both be taken together without interfering with the effect of each drug. ...Read more

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Can I take garcinia cambogia with crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can I take garcinia cambogia with crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Yes: Mechanism of action is different and will be a combined benefit to achieve goal of weight loss and cholesterol reduction. ...Read more

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Can crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 mg be taken without aspirin?

Can crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 mg be taken without aspirin?

Yes: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is to lower LDL, asprin is to prevent a thrombosis or blood clot from forming. ...Read more

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Can I take my half of a crestor (rosuvastatin) and garcinia cambogia?

Avoid combination: 48 year old female asks, Can I take my half of a crestor (rosuvastatin) and garcinia cambogia? Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a Statin type of medication for High Cholesterol & other lipids with potential side effect for muscle pain/inflammation. G. Cambogia is usually used for weight loss. Many users of both have reported interactions causing; fatigue, muscle weakness/ pain, restlessness, leg swelling, fast heart rate etc. ...Read more

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Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

No: There are no drugs which can cause diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs when a diverticulum or pouch in the colon gets a small hole in it causing small amounts of stool and bacteria to leak out of the colon. This leads to infection. You must have diverticulosis (pockets or pouches in your colon) in order to be at risk for diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is generally an asymptomatic condition. ...Read more

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): Crestor is more potent, has more effect lowering the LDL (bad component), raising the HDL (the good component) than Lipitor, (atorvastatin) and has fewer side effects. It's also more expensive. ...Read more

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Is it a possibility to have trembling nerve twinges weakness from crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Possibly: Most common problem in line with your symptoms in the class of drug that Crestor (rosuvastatin) belongs to is diffuse muscle pain and inflammation. Rarely this can result in high levels of inflammatory markers or breakdown products of muscle being released that have their own host of problems - discuss with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What medications other than crestor (rosuvastatin) are available for lowering blood lipids?

What medications other than crestor (rosuvastatin) are available for lowering blood lipids?

Many types available: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a "statin" medication, usually the class that is first choice in patients that need cholesterol lowering. There are 7 different statins available in the us, several generic now. In addition other classes of lipid altering agents can help when statins are not enough or not tolerated. Bile acid sequestrants, niacin, fibrates and ezetimibe (blocks cholesterol absorption). See a doctor. ...Read more

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Crestor (rosuvastatin) is new for me and I get acid reflux every day now. Is this a common complaint of patients?

Crestor (rosuvastatin) is new for me and I get acid reflux every day now. Is this a common complaint of patients?

Maybe: Have seen rarely. May or may not be related to crestor (rosuvastatin). Should talk with your physician who prescribed the Crestor (rosuvastatin) about whether you can briefly stop & see if heartburn/reflux goes away; then restart and see if recurs. If so then likely related to Crestor (rosuvastatin) & either need different med or add acid blocker. If reflux persists or have weight loss, swallowing probs then definitely need GI evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any natural things to lower cholesterol, currently on crestor (rosuvastatin) and wirry about long term effects.?

Is there any natural things to lower cholesterol, currently on crestor (rosuvastatin) and wirry about long term effects.?

Natural may help: The long term effects of statins like Crestor (rosuvastatin) are usually minimal and easy to monitor for by doing simple blood tests and talking to your doctor. Statins also are more effective at lowering certain type of cholesterol than natural drugs. If you really need to get the cholesterol down because of other health problems (diabetes, heart disease) then a statin is best. Otherwise fish oil and diet work! ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

Rosuvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


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Crestor (Definition)

Crestor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more