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What can cause my upper thigh to feel painful almost like a burn? I stopped Crestor (rosuvastatin) about 6 mos ago & the pain stopped after 2.5 weeks but is now back w/o statins. No change in activities.

What can cause my upper thigh to feel painful almost like a burn? I stopped Crestor (rosuvastatin) about 6 mos ago & the pain stopped after 2.5 weeks but is now back w/o statins. No change in activities.

6MO STATIN OF PAIN: If we assume this due to the statin as the scenario certainly sounds a likely cause, and you stopped it, I agree with the questions imposition that 2.5 weeks SEEMS like enough time to pass. Well, its not. And in 17% who stop due to this side effect, pain persists to 6 months. Ouch. Ref: "Neuromuscular Symptoms and Elevated CK after Statin" N Engl J Med 2010; 362:564-565 February 11, 2010. ...Read more

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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What to do if I have 468 bad cholesterol, I know it s really high. I'm taken crestor (rosuvastatin) but still kept on going up. Pls help me.?

What to do if I have 468 bad cholesterol, I know it s really high. I'm taken crestor (rosuvastatin) but still kept on going up. Pls help me.?

This is serious: It is likely that you have one of the genetic causes of hypercholesterolemia. This needs to be investigated and treated aggressively. Specialist consultation is best. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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Can crestor (rosuvastatin) 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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How expensive is Crestor (rosuvastatin) (40mg)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): Read this for prices:



http://www. Goodrx. Com/crestor? Gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FWitF5Lh-mzK_3rNLqjET5E6HJwKtCrSM9HdZsJZ2zBoCI37w_wcB ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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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How can I recognise geniune crestor (rosuvastatin) from fake crestor (rosuvastatin)?

How can I recognise geniune crestor (rosuvastatin) from fake crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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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Benefits/risks of Zetia vs crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin) is better: Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin. Statins are the only cholesterol drugs that have been clearly shown to reduce mortality - that is, to save lives. While Zetia does lower cholesterol, there is to date no convincing evidence that it saves lives. ...Read more

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I'm taking Zetia plus crestor (rosuvastatin). Is it ok?

OK: This combination is safe as long as you monitor your blood work including liver and muscle enzyme tests. In my experience Crestor (rosuvastatin) is usually very effective so that it usually isn't necessary to add Zetia if you take a large enough dose. Your md will guide you however. ...Read more

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How similar are crestor and Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine?

How similar are crestor and Lipitor (atorvastatin) medicine?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): And Lipitor (atorvastatin) are both effective statin drugs. Crestor is a bit more mg for mg potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but the outcomes with both drugs are similar. Lipitor (atorvastatin) can be had as a generic, Crestor is still on patent so is lots more expensive. ...Read more

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What are the similarities of crestor and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

What are the similarities of crestor and lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Decrease Cholesterol: Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor are medications that are called statins. They work on a liver enzyme called hmg-coreductase, which helps lowering blood cholesterol. They both act similar, although have some minor differences. ...Read more

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Crestor vs lipitor (atorvastatin). Is one better than the other?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): And Lipitor (atorvastatin) are both effective statin drugs. Crestor is a bit more mg for mg potent than Lipitor (atorvastatin) but the outcomes with both drugs are similar. ...Read more

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Is pravastatin dosage of 80mg equal to a 5 mg dose of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Statins: Nope. Not in any way. The doses are nearly the same, so do not know where this myth is coming from. ...Read more

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Should I be taking coralan, crestor, (rosuvastatin) and coversyl at the same time?

Safe combination: Should not be a problem taking these 3 medications listed concomitantly. There can be some contraindications with Coralan and various other drugs so always be sure prescribing health care providers are aware of your medication regimen. ...Read more

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Taking crestor 10mg samples my packs say expire 10--2017. ... is it safe to take thanks?

Taking crestor 10mg samples my packs say expire 10--2017. ... is it safe to take thanks?

They are safe: Your Crestor samples do not expire for another 4 months. They are safe to use as directed by your medical doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Crestor (Definition)

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