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Crestor Allergy In Children
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Mechanism of action is different and will be a combined benefit to achieve goal of weight loss and cholesterol reduction. ...Read more
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
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
It is not: A given that you will experience muscle aches. Millions do not. ...Read more
No: I am not aware of any --. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Pt. On Xarelto, Humera, Bravecto, Crestor, (rosuvastatin) and Aleve. What do these meds suggest as to why they are being taken?
I have been prescribed simvastatin in place of crestor (rosuvastatin). Is this an acceptable alternative? I have had less side effects as a result :)
Yes: Yes it is, although it is less potent. ...Read more
If I stop crestor (rosuvastatin) then all I take is 5mg lisinopril daily, at 92. I guess that is ok even though I never took pills in my life before.?
You're healthy!: May I humbly suggest that you are healthy and lived to 92 without cholesterol medication - then you certainly don't need them now! Be healthy through lifestyle - good diet, exercise, a few supplements to support as needed! You are an example of the over-prescription of these medications in the U.S.! ...Read more
On crestor (rosuvastatin) for long time, then moved and no one gave it. Started up again and given 5 mg instead of 2.5. 90, mild high bp, some renal damage?
Why crestor (rosuvastatin) at 90?:
If I am reading it right, you are 90? You feel well? Some low functioning of kidneys =common at 90. I don't think Crestor (rosuvastatin) is offering you any real benefit...It is being used to treat high cholesterol but is that really a concern now? Quality of life should be the focus at this point!
i would live on and heck with crestor (rosuvastatin)...
Good luck. ...Read more
Is it safe to take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 after the expiration date of 4-20016 how often should you get a Liver test when taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 10?
Not a good idea:
To make a "habit" out of taking EXPIRED medication but chances are there is no harm or loss of strength a month or so beyond the expiration date. The FDA requires that the date used is CONSERVATIVE!!!!!
Liver Function should be measured each time you have your LIPID tests are done! The FIRST set should be no later than 4 weeks after starting!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
62 female crestor (rosuvastatin) smallest amount every other day. Carotid was 20-39 % occluded, after 6 months 15% occlusion. 93#s, my concern is mental long term.?
Probably good: Statin drugs such as Crestor (rosuvastatin) have a beneficial effect upon arteriosclerosis; current research is focusing upon the brain effects since arteriosclerosis is a systemic disease. ...Read more
I want to replace all the daily vitamins I take with athleticgreens. Com as it is too many polls and often don't take. I am generally healthy but have slightly high choles & take small dose if crestor (rosuvastatin)?
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, aside from the coating possibly masking the drug’s medicinal taste, but do be aware upon crushing the tablet, some of the coating pieces could remain, kind of how like if you crushed M&M’s, you’d see the difference between chocolate and candy coating. ...Read more
Yes there is: Crestor has both a generic (up to 80% similar to original) and a clone (100% identical to original) available ...Read more