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    Brand Name:Crestor
    Generic:Rosuvastatin Calcium
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2003-08-12 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
IPR Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
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About Crestor

Crestor is a medicine that lowers "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol in the blood. Crestor is part of a treatment program that should also include a low-fat diet and exercise.

Side Effects of Crestor

Crestor may cause rare, but serious, side effects including:

Muscle damage. Crestor can cause serious muscle damage that can lead to kidney damage. The risk of muscle damage may be increased by taking certain drugs. Crestor should be used with caution if you have kidney problems, advanced age, and hypothyroidism because you are at a greater risk of muscle damage. Tell your healthcare professional if you develop unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness while on Crestor, particularly if accompanied by malaise or fever.

Liver damage. Crestor can cause liver damage like other lipid lowering medicines. This risk may be increased when Crestor is used with certain medicines. Your healthcare professional may do blood tests to check your liver before you start taking Crestor, and while you take it. Crestor should be used with caution if you have a history of liver disease or drink substantial amounts of alcohol.

Other side effects include muscle pain, constipation, weakness, abdominal pain, and nausea

Who Should Not Take Crestor

Do not take Crestor if you:

  • Have liver problems or have persistently high liver enzymes
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Crestor may harm your unborn baby. If you get pregnant, stop Crestor and call your healthcare professional right away.
  • Are breast-feeding. It is not known if Crestor can pass into your milk, and if it can harm your baby. You should choose to either take Crestor or breastfeed, but not both.
  • Are allergic to Crestor or any of its ingredients

Crestor has not been studied in children.

Interactions with Crestor

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over the counter drugs, and supplements. Crestor and certain medicines may interact with each other causing serious side effects. Crestor and other medicines may affect each other, causing serious side effects. Especially tell your healthcare professional if you take:

  • Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
  • Drugs that may decrease the levels or activity of your body’s own steroid hormones. These drugs include ketoconazole (Nizoral), spironolactone (Aldactone), and cimetidine (Tagamet)
  • Aluminum and magnesium hydroxide combination antacids (for example, Maalox)
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Recent Forum Posts on Crestor

High hs-CRP not lowered by Crestor

Hello, this is my first post. Hope someone can answer my question. I have been tested for hs-crp and it came out high risk (.38). Was put on Crestor which is supposed to lower the inflammation level. Went up to .41 on 20 mg Crestor. My cholesterol is very good, even without statins. Is it possible that statins do not lower hs-CRP on some people?

Watch out on your LDL lower it with statin.

When we aged above 30 we will have the tendency of developing LDL-C in our Arteries and Veins, while too much of these will cause Artereoscelerosis, and most common is to cause stroke. USage of Statin known to Reduce LDL and high dose of Statin even was known to regress the plaque of LDL in our Arteries systems. Lipitor Crestor Zocor were known to Reduce LDL effectively and lower down incidences of Vast Cardio vasular events. Statin is so cardio beneficial even the British Medical Journal is suggesting that even healthy young adults to start young on low dose of Statin to prevent LDL build up later part in life.

Bad Rash, heel pain

After taking Crestor for 5 days I developed a terrible rash ove 70% of my body, only itchy in certain spots but quite ugly and irritating. My hands swelled from the rash also. Also had bad pain develop in my right heel at the same time, even when my foot was at rest. Stop taking the drug 24 hours ago, the rash is slightly better. We'll see what the next 24 bring.

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