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Crestor (Rosuvastatin)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Crestor5 mg
Crestor10 mg
Crestor20 mg
Crestor40 mg

Generic Equivalent of Crestor

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Rosuvastatin5 mg
Rosuvastatin10 mg
Rosuvastatin20 mg
Rosuvastatin40 mg
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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Crestor?

A Prescription is required to acquire Crestor from our online pharmacy Canada wide.

What Is Crestor Used for?

Crestor is prescribed for lowering blood cholesterol or other fats present in the blood (such as triglycerides) and thus lower the risk of heart attack and strokes. It can also be prescribed in children between the age of 10 to 17 years who have heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition leading to high cholesterol levels in blood) to lower the cholesterol levels.

What Does Crestor Do To The Body?

Crestor (rosuvastatin) belongs to the class of drugs known as statins or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors. HMG-CoA reductase is an enzyme that regulates cholesterol levels in the body. Crestor inhibits this enzyme and help to:
  • Lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels in body
  • Increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
  • Decrease the Total Cholesterol /HDL-Cholesterol Ratio (TC:HDL-C Ratio) (a ratio that shows the balance between the good and bad cholesterol)

What Is the Generic Form of Crestor?

The generic form of Crestor is rosuvastatin and is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

How Is Crestor Supplied and Stored?

The branded Crestor is manufactured by AstraZeneca and is available in dosage forms of 5 mg and 40 mg in packing of 90 tablets. The generic version of Crrestor (rosuvastatin) is available as 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg dosage forms in packs of 100 tablets.

The medication should be stored at a temperature between 15°C and 30°C, away from warm and damp places. Keep your tablets in the package they come in. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Crestor?

Our Canadawide online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the generic Crestor 5 mg at an unbeatable price of $259 for a supply of 90 tablets, which is $2.88 per tablet. The generic form of Crestor (rosuvasatin) 5 mg is available at a price of $20 for a supply of 100 tablets which is $0.2 per tablet. The average cost for Crestor oral tablet 5mg is around 825 for a supply of 90 tablets, which is $9.1 for per tablet. Our generic Crestor prices is up to 98% off the brand name retail price.

Is There A Difference Between Crestor And Rosuvastatin?

Crestor contains rosuvastatin as its active ingredient. The generic form of Crestor is known as rosuvastatin.

Can You Take Grapefruit With Crestor?

The consumption of grapefruit juice depends on the type of statin you are taking. Statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) has been proved to be safe to be taken with grapefruit juice and does not have any interaction with it.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Taking Crestor?

It is important to avoid alcohol while you are taking Crestor or let your doctor know of you are drinking two or more than two alcoholic drinks in a day. Consuming alcohol while taking Crestor can increase the chances of developing liver problems.

Can Crestor Be Taken In The Morning?

New statins such as Crestor can be taken in the morning and are as effective when taken in the morning. This is because they have longer half-lives.

How Should I Take Crestor?

You should take Crestor exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow single dose of Crestor tablet with water. It should be taken at the same time every day for better and effective results. The medicine can be taken with or without food in the morning or evening. Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

How is Crestor Metabolized in Body?

The drug is extensively metabolized in liver and has a half-life of approximately 19 hours.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Crestor?

Like all other medications, Crestor can also cause side effects. These are usually mild and disappear after some time. Most common side effects include stomach pain, constipation, headache, dizziness, feeling sick. Less common side effects include rashes, itching and hives. Crestor can lead to abnormal laboratory results. Some side effects reported with use of statins include breathing problems, shortness of breath, fever, confusion, poor memory, mood problems, problems in sleeping such nightmares and insomnia, tingling, numbness, weakness, pain in hands or feet. Some rare side effects with Crestor include muscle pain, tenderness and weakness, pain in joints, breast enlargement in women and men, not feeling well, jaundice, difficulty in breathing and swallowing, allergic reaction including itching, hives, swelling in mouth, face, tongue or throat, liver damage. Very rare side effects include inflamed pancreas, severe stomach pain, memory loss, increased blood sugar, frequent urination, thirst and hunger, decrease in blood platelet count. These are not all the side effects of Crestor. If you experience any unwanted effect, you should immediately contact your health care professional.

When Should You Not Take Crestor?

Do not take Crestor if you:
  • Have any liver disease
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Crestor, discontinue its use immediately and discuss with your doctor.
  • Are breast-feeding
  • Are allergic to rosuvastatin or any other ingredients in Crestor
  • Are taking a drug called cyclosporine (used after organ transplant to prevent organ rejection)

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before taking Crestor?

Before you start taking Crestor, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have thyroid problems
  • Drink three or more alcoholic drinks regularly
  • Have a family history of muscular disorders
  • Had any past problems in your muscles (pain or tenderness) after use of a statin such as atorvastatin (LIPITOR), fluvastatin (LESCOL), lovastatin (MEVACOR), pravastatin (PRAVACHOL), rosuvastatin (CRESTOR), or simvastatin (ZOCOR) or have developed an allergy or intolerance to them.
  • Have diabetes
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have undergone surgery or any tissue injury
  • Do excessive physical exercise
Crestor can lead to a slight increase in blood sugar. You are likely at the risk of developing diabetes if you have high fat or sugar levels in your blood or are overweight. Discuss the risks of developing diabetes with your doctor.

What Medicines Can Interact With Crestor?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medicines which interact with Crestor include:
  • Other cholesterol lowering medicines such as fibrates (gemfibrozil, fenofibrate), niacin or ezetimibe
  • Antiviral medicines such as ritonavir combined with other protease inhibitor (used to fight HIV infection or Hepatitis C infection)
  • Warfarin or clopidogrel (any blood thinning agent)
  • Antacids. Crestor should be taken 2 hours after intake of an antacid
  • Cyclosporine (used after organ transplant to prevent organ rejection)
  • Fusidic acid (an antibiotic). Your doctor may stop your treatment with Crestor temporarily until treatment with fusidic acid is complete

Where Can I Buy Crestor Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Crestor can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Crestor Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped. For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.astrazeneca.ca/content/dam/az-ca/downloads/productinformation/crestor-product-monograph-en.pdf
2. https://www.astrazeneca.ca/content/dam/az-ca/downloads/productinformation/crestor-consumer-information-leaflet-en.pdf
3. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2010/021366s016lbl.pdf
4. http://www.healthcommunities.com/high-cholesterol/grapefruit-statin-interaction-risk.shtml
5. https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/crestor
6. https://www.healthline.com/health/high-cholesterol/why-should-you-take-statins-at-night#3
7. https://www.livestrong.com/article/482816-can-you-take-aspirin-when-you-are-taking-cholesterol-tablets/
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