Crestor Tablets - Product Information
Crestor (Rosuvastatin Calcium) is a medication taken to slow the production of cholesterol in the body, to prevent cardiovascular disease, and to slow the progressive buildup of plaque in the arteries. Crestor tablets are available in the strengths of 40 mg, 20 mg, 10 mg and 5 mg
Name of Drug
Crestor: We supply Crestor, manufactured by the original license holder Astra Zeneca.
Manufacturer Of Crestor Tablets
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Crestor (Rosuvastatin)
Uses of Crestor Tablets
Crestor Tablets are used to treat high cholesterol and related conditions, and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
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.
Crestor, along with diet, can also slow the progression of atherosclerosis, the progressive buildup of plaque in the arteries over time. Crestor is used in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
Crestor Tablets - Dosage
The dose range for Crestor is 5 to 40 mg orally once daily. Crestor can be taken as a single dose at any time of day, with or without food. The recommended starting dose of Crestor is 5-10 mg once daily. Asian patients are advised to start the therapy with 5 mg daily. It may take 2 to 4 weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick.
Take the missed dose of Crestor 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.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Crestor belongs to the drug class of statins.
Statins (or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class of drug used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver. It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body. Its approximate elimination half life is 19 hours and its time to peak plasma concentration is reached in 3–5 hours following oral administration.
Warnings and Precautions when using Crestor Tablets
You should not take Crestor Tablets if you are allergic to rosuvastatin, 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.
Crestor may harm an unborn baby. Before taking Crestor Tablets, tell your doctor if you have ever had liver or kidney disease, diabetes, or a thyroid disorder, if you are of Asian descent, or if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages daily.
In rare cases, Crestor 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. Crestor 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 Crestor.
Crestor 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.
Side Effects of Crestor Tablets
The possible Side Effects of Crestor tablets are
- Mild muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Mild nausea
- Stomach pain or indigestion
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Crestor: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking Crestor and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- Unexplained muscle pain
- Tenderness or weakness
- Unusual tiredness
- Dark colored urine
- Weight gain
- Urinating less than usual or not at all
- Upper stomach pain
- loss of appetite
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stools
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
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This Product was added to our catalogue on Wednesday, 06. April 2011.
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