What is Crestor (Rosuvastatin) used for?
This product is manufactured in Turkey.
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is an oral HMG CoA reductase inhibitor prescribed to patients suffering from high levels of cholesterol. The medication reduces the levels of "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoproteins) while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high density lipoproteins) to prevent angina, potential strokes, heart disease, or potential heart attacks. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?
One tablet of Crestor (Rosuvastatin) is normally taken once daily, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?
Side effects that are associated with the use of Crestor (Rosuvastatin) include:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are confusion, unusual swelling, weight gain, faintness, increased thirst, muscle pain, discoloured stools, discoloured urine, or jaundice. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any symptoms that are severe or worry you. It may be necessary to alter your dosage or frequency of application to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not use Crestor (Rosuvastatin) if you have myopathy, lactose intolerance, active liver disease, unexplained raised results in liver function tests, or severely decreased liver function. Also disclose if you have hyperthyroidism, consume large amounts of alcohol, hereditary muscle disorders, or if you are of Asian descent as these conditions may require adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Crestor (Rosuvastatin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Crestor (Rosuvastatin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.