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What Is Best Time To Take Crestor
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
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
Yes: No problem with this combination.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 There are liver and other abnormalities which we've seen with statins that sometimes require the statin to be withdrawn.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
Drug interactions: Insulin, micardis, effexor, (venlafaxine) and Crestor may all be taken together safely. I could not find a drug under the spelling of "diaformin". Assuming that this is a variant of 'metformin' that would lead to a very small risk of low blood sugar when mixed with insulin. ...Read more
Right away, but...: The medication starts working right away, but it takes time for benefits to reach a level that one can detect on blood tests. Maybe 2-4 weeks after starting the drug, lab results will show better numbers. However, doctors usually wait 3 months before testing, to let the drug and one's body have time to reach a new balance and hit a steady level of improved cholesterol numbers. ...Read more
Expired Crestor: 40 F My crestor 10mg expire in 2017 is it ok to take them thanks they are samples? ANS: most likley. It is still early in 2017. Most meds are good long after the expiration dates. Check with your Dr giving them to you. ...Read more
Speak to your doctor: Any medication always ned to be monitored, need adjustment, speak to your doctor, the reason to increase the dose from 10 mg to 20 mg, you think you have ' good result ' may not be true, if it is will reduce the dose. ...Read more
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
Currently taking crestor (rosuvastatin) 20mg and wish to stop; can I simply cease to take the meds?
Yes: You can safely stop Crestor (rosuvastatin) without a withdrawal reaction. However, you should talk with your physician about why you are on it and what long term benefit it might provide. ...Read more
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
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 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
Safe combination: Should not be a problem taking these 3 medications listed concomitantly. There can be some contraindications with Coralan and various other drugs so always be sure prescribing health care providers are aware of your medication regimen. ...Read more
No proven benefits: But some people feel better with co enzyme q10 & statin use. ...Read more
They are safe: Your Crestor samples do not expire for another 4 months. They are safe to use as directed by your medical doctor. ...Read more
Side effects of taking too much crestor (rosuvastatin) when starting to take it after 3 months of none? Took whole instead of half pill. Should I skip tomorrow?
My mom is taking 10mg crestor (rosuvastatin) daily very good results she went back to her dr for a follow up he gave her 20mg of crestor (rosuvastatin) to take because he said he?
Increase in Crestor (rosuvastatin): Your mom's physician (p) may have increased her dose due to the fact that 20 mg of Crestor (rosuvastatin) (c) was needed to control her cholesterol levels. You should have her ask her p for an answer to your question. In my opinion, the only reason to raise her c dose was to lower her elevated cholesterol levels on her old dose of 10 mg of c. ...Read more
I take cresstor once a day I mistook it for Zofran I take once a day and took crestor (rosuvastatin) 3 pills a day for 2 days then I caught my I take crestor (rosuvastatin) once a day and Zofran 2times a day will I be alright
You will likely be ok. However I recommend you contact your doctor and/or schedule an appointment. Blood tests should be done to make sure your liver was not affected. If you are experiencing abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or itching please seek medical care right away. Lastly please make sure all medications are in the appropriate bottle and read the bottle before taking. If the print is too small you can tell your pharmacy and they will make the print larger on all your medications.
Take care. ...Read more
Avoid combination: 48 year old female asks, Can I take my half of a crestor (rosuvastatin) and garcinia cambogia? Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a Statin type of medication for High Cholesterol & other lipids with potential side effect for muscle pain/inflammation. G. Cambogia is usually used for weight loss. Many users of both have reported interactions causing; fatigue, muscle weakness/ pain, restlessness, leg swelling, fast heart rate etc. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but like with any new medication make sure your providers are aware of all your meds in the event there could be an interaction. ...Read more
See below: It will be okay. However, I would not recommend doing this on a regular basis. He may increase the risk for serious side effects, such as rhabdomyolisis. ...Read more
I was prescribed erythromycin 100mg for treatment of sibo, but I also take crestor (rosuvastatin) is that ok.?
Yes: This should not be an issue. Some minor drug interactions are not clinically relevant. Minor drug interactions often do not cause harm or require a change in therapy. ...Read more
Yes: Mechanism of action is different and will be a combined benefit to achieve goal of weight loss and cholesterol reduction. ...Read more
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