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Doctor insights on: Crestor Withdrawal

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Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Any long term side effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

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How long do crestor (rosuvastatin) side effects last?

How long do crestor (rosuvastatin) side effects last?

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

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Anyone had side effects taking crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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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How effective is rosuvastatin (Crestor) for treating stroke?

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

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Cholesterol still high after a month on crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg?

Cholesterol still high after a month on crestor (rosuvastatin) 5mg?

Increase dose: Don't be disappointed! Along with healthy eating and exercise, some folks are genetically at risk for high cholesterol. There are higher doses of crestor, (rosuvastatin) so make sure to follow up with your doctor. Read more

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

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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I take my crestor (rosuvastatin) just before I go to bed is it bad for you?

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

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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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Wondering if cophylac drops have any interactions with crestor (rosuvastatin) or BP meds?

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

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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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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

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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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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

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I'm on crestor (rosuvastatin), (rosuvastatin) and now my cholesterol is really good. Can I stop the crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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

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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

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Crestor (Definition)

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