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

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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

You were placed on it for a reason.
Discuss with the prescribing doctor.

In brief: No

You were placed on it for a reason.
Discuss with the prescribing doctor.
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