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Crestor 20 mg and/or Equivalents Rosuvastatin 20 mg

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Generic Drug Name Rosuvastatin 20 mg
US. Brand Equivalent To Crestor 20 mg
Manufacture AstraZeneca , Torrent
Drug Class Cholesterol Medicine
Product Type Prescription Product

Crestor 20 mg

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What is rosuvastatin?

Rosuvastatin is in a group of drugs called HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, or "statins." Rosuvastatin reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).

Rosuvastatin or purchased cheap Crestor is used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood.

Rosuvastatin or equivalent buy Crestor is also used to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart complications in people with diabetes, coronary heart disease, or other risk factors

Rosuvastatin or Crestor buy from online drug store is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.

Rosuvastatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about rosuvastatin?

You should not take rosuvastatin if you are allergic to it, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have liver disease. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Before taking rosuvastatin, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, diabetes, or a thyroid disorder, if you are of Chinese descent, or if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily.

In rare cases, rosuvastatin can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.

Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Rosuvastatin will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

There are many other drugs that can increase your risk of serious medical problems if you take them together with rosuvastatin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Rosuvastatin is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. One must know this when you buy Crestor from online drug store.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking rosuvastatin?

You should not take rosuvastatin if you are allergic to it, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have liver disease.

To make sure you can safely take cheap rosuvastatin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • history of liver disease;
  • history of kidney disease;
  • diabetes;

  • a thyroid disorder; or

  • if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily.

People of Asian descent may absorb rosuvastatin at a higher rate than other people. Make sure your doctor knows if you are Asian. You may need a lower than normal starting dose.

In rare cases, rosuvastatin can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, leading to kidney failure. This condition may be more likely to occur in older adults and in people who have kidney disease or poorly controlled hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use. Certain other drugs can increase your risk of serious muscle problems, and it is very important that your doctor knows if you are using any of them:

  • cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);

  • gemfibrozil (Lopid), fenofibric acid (Fibricor, Trilipix), or fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide);

  • HIV medications such as atazanavir (Reyataz), ritonavir (Norvir), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), saquinavir (Invirase), and others; or

  • medicines that contain niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo-Niacin, and others).

FDA pregnancy category X. This medication can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not take rosuvastatin if you are pregnant. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Use effective birth control to avoid pregnancy while you are taking rosuvastatin. Rosuvastatin may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not breast-feed while you are taking rosuvastatin. This discussion prevents side effects of Rosuvastatin, when you buy Crestor online.

How should I take rosuvastatin?

Buy rosuvastatin for intake exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label for best effects & value buying Crestor.

Rosuvastatin is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Take cheap Crestor medicine at the same time each day. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

You may need to stop using rosuvastatin for a short time if you have:

  • uncontrolled seizures;

  • an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low potassium levels in your blood);

  • severely low blood pressure;

  • a severe infection or illness;

  • dehydration; or

  • surgery or a medical emergency.

To be sure this medicine is helping your condition and is not causing harmful effects, your blood will need to be tested often. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.

Rosuvastatin is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

You may need to take rosuvastatin on a long-term basis for the treatment of high cholesterol. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.


What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking rosuvastatin?

Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the type of antacid your doctor recommends, and do not take it within 2 hours after taking rosuvastatin. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb rosuvastatin.

Avoid eating foods that are high in fat or cholesterol. Rosuvastatin will not be as effective in lowering your cholesterol if you do not follow a cholesterol-lowering diet plan.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can raise triglyceride levels and may increase your risk of liver damage.

Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with rosuvastatin and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

Rosuvastatin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking rosuvastatin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious 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, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • headache, depressed mood;

  • mild muscle pain;

  • joint pain;

  • sleep problems (insomnia), nightmares;

  • constipation;

  • mild nausea; or

  • stomach pain or indigestion.

This is not a complete list of Crestor side effects and others may occur that is useful to know before placing order of Crestor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Rosuvastatin Dosing Information

Crestor Dosage Information for online Crestor Buyers

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipoproteinemia:

Initial dose: 5 mg to 10 mg once a day with or without food
Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 40 mg once a day with or without food

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIa (Elevated LDL):

Initial dose: 5 mg to 10 mg once a day with or without food
Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 40 mg once a day with or without food

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IIb (Elevated LDL + VLDL):

Initial dose: 5 mg to 10 mg once a day with or without food
Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 40 mg once a day with or without food

Usual Adult Dose for Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV (Elevated VLDL):

Initial dose: 5 mg to 10 mg once a day with or without food
Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 40 mg once a day with or without food

Usual Adult Dose for Atherosclerosis:

Initial dose: 5 mg to 10 mg once a day with or without food
Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 40 mg once a day with or without food

Usual Adult Dose for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia:

Initial dose: 20 mg once a day with or without food
Maintenance dose: 20 mg to 40 mg once a day with or without food

Usual Adult Dose for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease:

Initial dose: 5 mg to 10 mg once a day with or without food Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 40 mg once a day with or without food

Response to therapy should be estimated from preapheresis LDL-C levels.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Hyperlipidemia:

Initial dose: 5 mg once a day with or without food
Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 20 mg once a day with or without food

Usual Pediatric Dose for Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia:

Pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age:

Usual dose range: 5 to 20 mg orally once a day with or without food. Doses should be individualized according to the recommended goal of therapy. Adjustments should be made at intervals of 4 weeks or more.

Maximum dose: 20 mg orally once a day

What other drugs will affect rosuvastatin?

Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:

  • birth control pills;

  • cimetidine (Tagamet);

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);

  • spironolactone (Aldactone, Aldactazide);

  • niacin (Advicor, Niaspan, Niacor, Simcor, Slo Niacin, and others); o

  • any other "statin" medication such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev), pravastatin (Pravachol), or simvastatin (Zocor, Vytorin).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with rosuvastatin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

 
    
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