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Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read more
I'm on the following medications: crestor (rosuvastatin) norvase prestiva (sp). Are these safe together?
See your doctor: Do you mean Darunavir (Prezista)? Although in one study, lipid effects did not change over a few weeks of adding Darunavir to rosuvastatin (crestor), the FDA has released a warning about several statins in combination with protease inhibitors, including an increased risk of rhabdomyolysis. I would discuss your options in detail with your doctor! ...Read more
Kindly inform me which vitamin and calcium should I give my 75 years old mother which is on crestor and exelon (rivastigmine) medication... Thank you?
Complicated: In reference to vitamins: a generic over the counter multivitamin (store brand is fine) will supply all the daily requirements. For advice regarding vitamin D and calcium, more information is necessary including renal function, bone density, fracture history, family history, liver function and co-morbid conditions - this is best determined by your mother's family doctor. ...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
Sometimes I tend to sleep too much during a day. I have to take several medications during the course of the day thyroxine, crestor, (rosuvastatin) metoprolol.?
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Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, (amlodipine and valsartan) natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?
Are statin drugs safe for long-term use? I take 5 mg. Crestor (rosuvastatin) 5 x week. It's keeping my numbers in check, but at what cost over time? 48 yr old male.
Statins: As far as we presently know statins are safe over time. There are some questions whether long term there might be some abnormalities of glucose handling produced. There are liver and other abnormalities which we've seen with statins that sometimes require the statin to be withdrawn. The great majority of patients on statins have no problems to the present time. ...Read more
I been taking the drug crestor (rosuvastatin) a statian for around a week now I been noticing my heart is racing its 5 mg should I stop it?
Probably not: Crestor (rosuvastatin) in this dose does not often cause a racing heart. It might be that your heart is rented for another reason. I would check with your doctor regarding this symptom and consider wearing a 24 hour monitor. It may be that your symptoms are unrelated. ...Read more
Taking crestor instead of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 mo., but now exper. Severe body aches, is this a side effect? Reading more and more about this drug causing problems! Should I go back to lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Side-effects similar: But some people react differently to each statin was your switch for Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40 to Crestor 40, or 20mg. Or were you at the highest dose of Lipitor (atorvastatin) (80mg)? If so, only cestror 40 is more potent. Lipitor (atorvastatin) has gone generic and may have a price advantage. Discusss with your prescribing doctor. A CPK is warranted. ...Read more
An addendum - totally happened within 6 months of taking crestor! Cannot convince dr. That gets a kickback from this drug. Coronary arteries-clean!
Angry?: Why don't you just stop the drug if you don't want to take it? No one can force you to take it if you don't want to. Btw, correlation does not prove causation. If a red car drives by your house and your forget where you put your keys, did the red car cause you to forget? ...Read more
Each time I try crestor (rosuvastatin), (rosuvastatin) within a month my ear and area leading from ear to neck hurts. When I stop crestor (rosuvastatin) it goes away. How can statin drug do this?
Statin drugs: Statin drugs all can have side effects similar to what you are experiencing. I would advise you not to take any statin drug. ...Read more
Once crestor (rosuvastatin) is no longer called for, how long does it take the body to get rid of the remnants of the drug? Ie, mind, muscles, and joints! Frances
Statins and SEs: Crestor, (rosuvastatin) while a good statin drug, does have the risk of some severe side effects. Once you stop this drug you should begin to see a diminishment in the side effects within a couple of days. But, it may take five to seven days to get to a low enough blood level to be considered 'out of your system'. ...Read more
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
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
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 the evening meal. However, the new statins such as Crestor (rosuvastatin) have in the product labeling that it can be taken any time during the day. However, if it's not a hardship, I would still recommend that you take your Crestor (rosuvastatin) with your evening meal. ...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
Patent wars: "The substance patent protecting CRESTOR (rosuvastatin) expires on 8 January 2016, and the pediatric exclusivity period expires 8 July 2016." This went to litigation. See: http://www. Astrazeneca. Com/Media/Press-releases/Article/20130325--astrazeneca-settles-litigation-over-crestor-patent ...Read more
Rising cholesterol: If you stop crestor, (rosuvastatin) your cholesterol will go back to what it was before you were taking the medication. So it all depends on why you were taking it and why you want to stop it. Meaning what you other medical problems are that led to the cholesterol being treated. But there won't be any kind of withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Right away, but...: The medication starts working right away, but it takes time for benefits to reach a level that one can detect on blood tests. Maybe 2-4 weeks after starting the drug, lab results will show better numbers. However, doctors usually wait 3 months before testing, to let the drug and one's body have time to reach a new balance and hit a steady level of improved cholesterol numbers. ...Read more
Not necessarily: For those unfortunate people who have had heart attacks or a genetic predisposition to very high cholesterol (especially ldl), a statin is probably recommended for life. Otherwise, there are lifestyle changes that can sometimes work as well as statins, including a diet rich in fiber, whole grains, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, regular exercise and weight loss. ...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
You can't: The only one who can give you a true answer is your pharmacist. That is why it is usually not a good idea to obtain medications from foreign sources over the internet or mail. ...Read more
Speak to your doctor: Any medication always ned to be monitored, need adjustment, speak to your doctor, the reason to increase the dose from 10 mg to 20 mg, you think you have ' good result ' may not be true, if it is will reduce the dose. ...Read more
Yes: Dates on pills and capsules are arbitrary. If the capsules have been safely stored (not too hot) then they will have the full effect for some months after the expiration date. You will be fine and get the effect your want. ...Read more
Currently taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 20mg and wish to stop; can I simply cease to take the meds?
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 what long term benefit it might provide. ...Read more