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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Crestor (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: crestor?

Please describe the medication: crestor?

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

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I was just wondering the best time for crestor?

Can Be Taken Anytime: Some statins (pravachol, zocor, 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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Currently taking crestor 20mg and wish to stop; can I simply cease to take the meds?

Yes: You can safely stop Crestor 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

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What does crestor do for lpa?

What does crestor 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

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I started on crestor 5mg recently. Is it for lifelong now ?

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

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When is the expiration date for the Crestor patent?

Patent wars: "The substance patent protecting CRESTOR 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

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I am taking generic for crestor. Is that good?

Impossible: There is no generic medication for Crestor at this time as the medication is still under patent. The generic name for Crestor 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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How can I recognise geniune crestor from fake crestor?

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

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Can crestor be crushed?

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

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

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