Crestor

(rosuvastatin)

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Lowers cholesterol.

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Crestor (rosuvastatin) is one of the most effective statins to improve cholesterol. It's also available as a generic.

Quick facts about Crestor
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (rosuvastatin)
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    $206.29
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Upsides

  • It's a good first choice medicine for lowering cholesterol levels when diet and exercise aren't enough.
  • Slows down the buildup of fatty deposits in your blood vessels, otherwise known as a hardening of the arteries.
  • In clinical studies, Crestor (rosuvastatin) has the strongest effect on lowering "bad" cholesterol compared to other statins.
  • Can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death, particularly if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, or a history of smoking.
  • Available as a generic drug.

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Downsides

  • You're more likely to have side effects if you're a female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, or take more than one medicine for cholesterol.
  • People with liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes are also more likely to have side effects from Crestor (rosuvastatin).
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant since it can hurt the fetus.

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    93% savings
How it works

Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a statin medication that changes the amount of cholesterol your body makes. It lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and improves your "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels.

Quick facts about Crestor
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (rosuvastatin)

Dosage forms

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People’s experience with Crestor

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What to expect when you take Crestor (rosuvastatin) for High cholesterol

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Side effect rates for Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Risks and Warnings for Crestor (rosuvastatin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking Coumadin (warfarin)

    Taking higher doses of Crestor (rosuvastatin) (40 mg) can cause higher INR levels in people who are also taking Coumadin (warfarin). Let your doctor know if you are on Coumadin (warfarin), and watch for any new signs or symptoms of bleeding.

Common concerns from people taking Crestor (rosuvastatin)

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Alcohol
  • Don't have more than 2 glasses of alcohol a day since Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage.
  • You're more likely to have side effects if you're a female, are 65 years or older, drink alcohol every day, or take more than one medicine for cholesterol.
Kidneys and liver
  • People on Crestor (rosuvastatin) have reported muscle pain which can lead to muscle or kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you're older and if you're taking higher doses of Crestor (rosuvastatin). If you suddenly feel severe muscle pain or weakness and you haven't been exercising, stop taking Crestor (rosuvastatin) and talk to your doctor right away.
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) can cause liver damage. If your urine is darker than normal or if you notice a yellow color in your eyes or skin, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may run some tests to see how your liver is working.
  • People with liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes are also more likely to have side effects from Crestor (rosuvastatin).
  • Reviewed Crestoron 8/5/2016Caused liver failure. Had to get a transplant.
    55
    Woman
    High cholesterol
Pain
  • Call your doctor if you have sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin) isn't safe to use if you're pregnant since it can hurt the fetus.
  • Reviewed Crestoron 1/23/2016Muscle and/or joint pain was so bad I couldn't do anything.
    64
    Man
    A month or so