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Doctor insights on: Crestor Vs Other Statin Drugs

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 There are liver and other abnormalities which we've seen with statins that sometimes require the statin to be withdrawn.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

Statins (Definition)

Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more


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Is it true that Crestor (rosuvastatin) (or statins in general) make you age faster?

Is it true that Crestor (rosuvastatin) (or statins in general) make you age faster?

Statin drugs: The main effect of statin drugs is to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke; in certain populations this results in longer life. Side effects may include muscle pains in some patients, and statin intolerance can limit some patients' treatment options. Accelerated aging is not a concern. ...Read more

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I have low T. No help from Andro gel. On a statin-crestor - chloresterol is 124. Can low C and statin be part of my low T problem?

I have low T. No help from Andro gel. On a statin-crestor - chloresterol is 124. Can low C and statin be part of my low T problem?

No: Hi. No, as far as we have evidence to verify, cholesterol in that range does not cause low testosterone. Testes are capable of synthesizing all the cholesterol they need for steroidogenesis. I'm curious about your statement that Androgel didn't help. If testosterone deficiency is the problem, adequate testosterone replacement is the solution. There is a dose-response curve. Was your level normal? ...Read more

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Had a cadio cath via wrist, all normal except LAD 30%, given statins crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg daily, have liver ezy raised already is there alternative.

Had a cadio cath via wrist, all normal except LAD 30%, given statins crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg daily, have liver ezy raised already is there alternative.

See your doctor: Would try an alternative statin type medication as they have the most compelling data for prevention of future events and limiting progression of your corn art disease. You should also be eating a plant based diet as much as possible. Watch the video forks over knives. ...Read more

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40 yo male pos family history of CAD smoker tot chol 268,LDL 194 particle size A(Large), HDL 50, TG 119.Had CK 1400 on crestor (rosuvastatin). Can I try diff statin?

40 yo male pos family history of CAD smoker tot chol 268,LDL 194 particle size A(Large), HDL 50, TG 119.Had CK 1400 on crestor (rosuvastatin). Can I try diff statin?

Yes, Ask Your Doctor: Elevated LDL is an important modifiiable risk factor for decreasing risk of cardiovascular disease. High LDL can be present due to inherited and acquired medical conditions. Work with your doctor to identify and manage all factors contributing to your high LDL level. In addition to maintaining diet and execise, different statins or other lipid altering therapy can be considered. ...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. Linda Callaghan
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Crestor (Definition)

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