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Doctor insights on: Crestor Rosuvastatin Safe Women Pregnant

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm on the following medications: crestor (rosuvastatin) norvase prestiva (sp). Are these safe together?

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

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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.

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 There are liver and other abnormalities which we've seen with statins that sometimes require the statin to be withdrawn.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

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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?

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

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Crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 expering on 4- 2016 are they safe to take after that date thanks?

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

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Cardiologist-please. 62 yr old female-otherwise healthy has a carotid blocked-about. 39 percent. Dr. States crestor (rosuvastatin) has dissolved stenosis in patients?

Cardiologist-please. 62 yr old female-otherwise healthy has a carotid blocked-about. 39 percent. Dr. States crestor (rosuvastatin) has dissolved stenosis in patients?

Would not treat: 39% stenosis would not treat with cas or endarterectomy. Modify risk factors of htn, lipids, diabetes, smoking, inactive lifestyle, etc. Lipid meds will usually stabilize the plaque, there can be minor regression. I regression of 40% would be very unusual. ...Read more

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59 woman found to have a cardiac CRP greater than 25.0. Test repeated, came back same. Normal lipids, on crestor (rosuvastatin) 40. No rheumatologic signs/sx. Help?

59 woman  found to have a cardiac CRP greater than 25.0.  Test repeated, came back same. Normal lipids, on crestor (rosuvastatin) 40. No rheumatologic signs/sx. Help?

CRP is non specific: Not a very good test and probably not important as it is a non specific marker for inflammation. Do not panic. Caveat: CRP higher than 10 has a loose association with colon cancer. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed crestor (rosuvastatin) 10mg by my gp for high cholesterol, meanwhile am taking ginkgo biloba as a supplement. Is it safe to?

I have been prescribed crestor (rosuvastatin) 10mg by my gp for high cholesterol, meanwhile am taking ginkgo biloba as a supplement. Is it safe to?

Most likely: I am not aware of any interaction, running the two through a drug interaction checker yielded this result: 0 interactions found for the drugs you entered. This does not mean no interactions exist, however. Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns. ...Read more

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49 YO male on Crestor (rosuvastatin) & Losartan. Is it safe to take: • Bee Pollen • L-Arginine/L-Ornithine • L-Isoleucine/L-Leucine/L-Valine • Creatine • Selenium ?

49 YO male on Crestor (rosuvastatin) & Losartan.  Is it safe to take:
• Bee Pollen
• L-Arginine/L-Ornithine
• L-Isoleucine/L-Leucine/L-Valine
• Creatine
• Selenium
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Possibly, but why?: 1st 2 have been extensively studied in clinical trials with known usual human responses, though Crestor (rosuvastatin) suppresses cholesterol production every cell & only indirect effect to ? LDL-particles (correct issue). Remaining OTC agents=no such clinical trials or evidence of beneficial responses. Items 4-8 are animo acids (pre-digested 5 of the 20 of which all proteins are made). Marketing, marketing. ...Read more

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When is the expiration date for the Crestor (rosuvastatin) patent?

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

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I started on crestor (rosuvastatin) 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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Anyone had side effects taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Muscle aches, etc.: This is a statin drug, and like other statins, has the danger of causing rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown, a severe side effect. This may be manifested by muscle aches/problems. This drug also increases he risk of diabetes, and can also be toxic to the kidneys. In fact, muscle aches/pain is a reason patients might be taken off this drug. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fnofibrate and crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Different classes: Several statins are available: lipitor, (atorvastatin) crestor, zocor, pravachol, lescol. Most are generics, but Crestor is the most potent of all. Statins mainly lower LDL (bad cholesterol). For triglycerides, one can take fibrates such as Fenofibrate (3-4 different brand names), Gemfibrozil or omega three fatty acids (omacor, lovazaa). ...Read more

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Is there a different between sample crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 and the priscription crestor (rosuvastatin) 10?

Is there a different between  sample crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 and the priscription  crestor (rosuvastatin)  10?

Likely no difference: If the brand is the same, then there is no difference. Crestor (rosuvastatin) is the brand name, so in this case, they are the same. However, with some drugs, the sample from the doctor is one brand, and the medication dispensed by the pharmacy is a different brand (or a different generic)... in which case there are small differences. The differences are usually not noticeable to one's body. ...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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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


Dr. John Landi
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Crestor (Definition)

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