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I was just wondering the best time for crestor (rosuvastatin)?

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine

In brief: Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Evening.

In brief: Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Evening.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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