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No: Most common side effect, muscle aches, isreversible after stopping or reducing the drug. Liver injury is also reversible. So there are no long term permanent side effects. ...Read more
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Side effect duration depends on what the individual side effect is. Some will disappear in days or less, some could last much longer. ...Read more
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
It depends on the: Type of stroke. If the stroke is from a blood clot from the heart, as would occur in atrial fibrillation, Crestor (rosuvastatin) would be ineffective. If it was a stroke due to cholesterol buildup, it is effective and can decrease risk of another stroke by about 50% at dose of 40 mg. For a stroke due to hemorrhage from high blood pressure, it would be ineffective. Aspirin or clopidogrel usually used with Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more
Muscle aches: Muscle aches and liver toxicity.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: No problem with this combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Recommended time to take cestor is in evening or before you go to bed as higher level of cholesterol produced at night. ...Read more
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
Canadian: We don't have cophylac in the usa so I have somewhat limited information. It is a combination of normethadone and hydroxyephedrine. I found no interaction with crestor (rosuvastatin). The hydroxyehedrine component could potentially counteract some of your blood pressure medicine so your BP should be monitored when you're taking it. ...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
Which side effects have you had from taking crestor (rosuvastatin) and did they go away after a few days?
They go away: Most common side effect is sore muscles. This goes away if you stop the medication. ...Read more
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
Two years after I started Lovaza, I was prescribed 10 mg Crestor (rosuvastatin). Do I still need to take the Lovaza?
Yes: If the question is if Crestor (rosuvastatin) ok to be taken while on Lovaza the answer is yes. If the question is if you still should be taking Lovaza it is all related to your last cholesterol profile and original goals of therapy. Make sure your prescriber knows all meds/ supplements you take. ...Read more
I'm on crestor (rosuvastatin), (rosuvastatin) and now my cholesterol is really good. Can I stop the crestor (rosuvastatin)?
Must maintain goal: The longer high LDL levels exist, the more damage occurs in the artery wall. Once on therapy it is important to maintain goal LDL levels (ldl-c < 100 if high risk, otherwise < 130). Ldl particle number (ldl-p) should be checked once at ldl-c goal to judge adequacy of therapy. Talk with your doctor about a trial off medication - if your numbers are not maintained then you will likely need statin. ...Read more
I'm taking crestor (rosuvastatin) and my cholesterol readings are way below normal. My ratio is 2.1. I only take 10 mg daily. Is this okay?
Yes, as long as.....: Yes, low cholesterol levels due to Crestor (rosuvastatin) is perfectly fine, and actually preferable, as long as there are no side effects and no issues with the liver (due to the crestor (rosuvastatin).). ...Read more
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
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
Yes there is: Crestor has both a generic (up to 80% similar to original) and a clone (100% identical to original) available ...Read more
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
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
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