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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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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

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Family member was put on Crestor (rosuvastatin) but is having side effects: feet feel tight, fatigue, weakness,etc. Go to ER? Getting worse. What will they do???

Family member was put on Crestor (rosuvastatin) but is having side effects: feet feel tight, fatigue, weakness,etc. Go to ER? Getting worse. What will they do???

Contact doctor : Medication side effect is often concerning and in this case the class of medication called Statins. I will recommend calling the doctor that started the medicine and discussing this concerns as soon as possible. They are other options for treating cholesterol that can be explored. Thanks for advocating for family, we need more people like you. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects when taking rosuvastatin?

Is there any side effects when taking rosuvastatin?

Possibly: Possible side effects: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine; swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; or · nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, change in color of stools. Occasionally headaches, joint aches, constipation. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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Are there any side effects of contraception if taken with 5mg of rosuvastatin?

Are there any side effects of contraception if taken with 5mg of rosuvastatin?

No: Should not be. Be aware, though, that rosuvastatin, as with all the statins, causes lots of problems with developing fetuses. If you get pregnant or at some point try to, let your doctor know immediately as you will need to stop the Rosuvastatin right away. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol had any side effects?

Has anyone taking crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol had any side effects?

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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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs Crestor? Which is better and has the least side effects?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): Crestor is more potent , has more effect lowering the LDL (bad component), raising the HDL (the good component) than Lipitor, (atorvastatin) and has fewer side effects. It's also more expensive. ...Read more

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Burning or freezing feet, side effect of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

No: It is not. It sounds like you have a peripheral neuropathy (bilateral, symmetric, stocking distribution dysesthesia). Causes are varied. Diabetes, inadequate circulation, kidney dysfunction, vitmin B12 and other vitamin deficiencies are typical causes when any cause can be determined. There are treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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I used to take crestor (rosuvastatin) but was one of the few who had muscle pain as a side effect , my question is will all statin meds have side effect?

I used to take crestor (rosuvastatin) but was one of the few who had muscle pain as a side effect , my question is will all statin meds have side effect?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, but needs to be monitored closely, with cpk, aldolase and clinical evaluation. However, if muscle damage was considered severe by physician, probably best to avoid the class of med. ...Read more

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Taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 4 about 3 years now, no side affects, now all of the sudden i feel muscle pain and tenderness can side affects start after years of use?

They can.: Muscle injury syndromes secondary to lipid lowering medications can occur at any time during therapy although 2/3 of the cases occur in the first 6 months. The best course of action would be to notify the prescribing physician and be evaluated as soon as possible. The treatment of these syndromes is obviously to discontinue the medication. ...Read more

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Is there any natural things to lower cholesterol , currently on crestor (rosuvastatin) and wirry about long term effects.?

Is there any natural things to lower cholesterol , currently on crestor (rosuvastatin) and wirry about long term effects.?

Natural may help: The long term effects of statins like Crestor (rosuvastatin) are usually minimal and easy to monitor for by doing simple blood tests and talking to your doctor. Statins also are more effective at lowering certain type of cholesterol than natural drugs. If you really need to get the cholesterol down because of other health problems (diabetes, heart disease) then a statin is best. Otherwise fish oil and diet work! ...Read more

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Husband had a 4 CM bleed left front lobe -- no vessel malformation and no aneurysm. Small rebleed 3 months later. What are effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Husband had a 4 CM bleed left front lobe -- no vessel malformation and no aneurysm.  Small rebleed 3 months later.  What are effects of crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Lower cholesterol: After a cerebral bleed, and especially a rebleed; anything that might contribute to cardiovascular risk is treated--thus the Crestor (rosuvastatin) to lower cholesterol (a risk factor for cardiac illnesses). ...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

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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)?

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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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)?

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?

Check: You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is one option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also an excellent source of information.

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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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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Crestor (Definition)

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