What is Crestor?
Crestor is within a group of drugs that are associated with lowering "bad cholesterol" in the blood and helping to increase the good cholesterol that is also present there. Cholesterol and triglycerides are two types of fat that are in the blood and can raise the chances of stroke, heart attack and other complications or diseases. Crestor is used to help lower the chances of such complications. Patients that are allergic to rosuvastatin, are pregnant or may become pregnant, or have long-standing diseases should not consider Crestor as an option; consultation with a doctor is a recommendation for anyone considering taking Crestor.
What to consider before taking Crestor?
Patients that have a history of liver or kidney disease, disorders or diabetes should consult a doctor before taking Crestor. Alcohol should not be consumed while taking Crestor or any other medications. Kidney failure has been observed in rare cases because of a breakdown of muscle tissue that is associated with Crestor use. If you experience any aches or pains in muscles, have a fever or discolored urine, contact a physician. Crestor is an effective medication if used correctly; avoid consumption of foods that are high in fat or cholesterol.
It is beneficial to stay to a diet and exercise plan when using Crestor to improve results. Do not take Crestor while taking any other medication unless you first consult with a doctor.
How to take Crestor?
Taking Crestor should be as easy as following the prescription from the doctor. It is not recommended to take smaller doses, larger doses or doses for longer than ordered. Crestor is taken once daily; it can be taken with or without food as a supplement. It is best to take the medication at the same time throughout each day. Do not double up on the medication if you miss a dose; continue on as scheduled.
Potential side effects that are associated with Crestor?
Allergic reactions can be a side effect of taking Crestor; hives, breathing problems and swelling are symptoms of an allergic reaction. Muscle pain or weakness, fever, weight gain, problems urinating, nausea and loss of appetite can occur when taking Crestor, but are rare effects. More common and less severe symptoms include:
headaches, muscle and joint pain, trouble going to the bathroom and stomach pain. These symptoms should be discussed with your doctor, but discontinuing use of Crestor when encountering a serious symptom is advised.
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