Crestor (Generic)

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Generic Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a lipid-lowering statin medication that when used alongside a healthy diet helps lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides that can cause fat buildup in artery walls and increase “good” HDL cholesterol in the blood. “Good” HDL cholesterol helps remove “bad” LDL cholesterol from the arteries, sending it back to the liver to be broken down. This can decrease the risk of heart disease and help prevent strokes and heart attacks by reducing the build-up of plaque in blood vessels that can block blood flow.

In addition to eating a healthy diet (such as a low cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help generic Crestor work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Talk with your doctor for more details.

Crestor Prescription

Generic Crestor (rosuvastatin) requires a prescription. You can buy generic Crestor at Blink Health at a discounted price. 

All FDA-approved generics must have the same strength, dosage form, safety and effectiveness as their brand-name counterparts. All generic medications sold through Blink Health are FDA-approved. 

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About Crestor (Generic)

Overview

Generic Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a lipid-lowering statin medication that when used alongside a healthy diet helps lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides that can cause fat buildup in artery walls and increase “good” HDL cholesterol in the blood. “Good” HDL cholesterol helps remove “bad” LDL cholesterol from the arteries, sending it back to the liver to be broken down. This can decrease the risk of heart disease and help prevent strokes and heart attacks by reducing the build-up of plaque in blood vessels that can block blood flow.

In addition to eating a healthy diet (such as a low cholesterol/low-fat diet), other lifestyle changes that may help generic Crestor work better include exercising, losing weight if overweight, and stopping smoking. Talk with your doctor for more details.

Crestor Prescription

Generic Crestor (rosuvastatin) requires a prescription. You can buy generic Crestor at Blink Health at a discounted price. 

All FDA-approved generics must have the same strength, dosage form, safety and effectiveness as their brand-name counterparts. All generic medications sold through Blink Health are FDA-approved. 

How to use

How to use generic Crestor

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking generic Crestor and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

If you are taking the capsule form of generic Crestor, swallow the capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the capsules. If you have trouble swallowing the capsules, read and follow the manufacturer's Instructions for Use leaflet. You may carefully open the capsule and sprinkle the contents on 1 teaspoonful of applesauce. Swallow all of the mixture right away without chewing. Do not prepare a supply in advance.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, race, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you are of Asian descent, your doctor may direct you to start with a lower dose because you may be more sensitive to its effects.

Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium can reduce the absorption of generic Crestor. Therefore, if taking this type of antacid, take it at least 2 hours after this medication.

Take generic Crestor regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking generic Crestor even if you feel well. Most people with high cholesterol or triglycerides do not feel sick.

It is very important to continue to follow your doctor's advice about diet and exercise. It may take up to 4 weeks before you get the full benefit of generic Crestor.

Side effects

Crestor Side Effects

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very small number of people taking rosuvastatin may have mild memory problems or confusion. If these rare effects occur, talk to your doctor.

Rarely, statins may cause or worsen diabetes. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks.

Tell your doctor right away if this unlikely but serious side effect occurs: foamy urine.

This drug may rarely cause muscle problems (which can rarely lead to very serious conditions called rhabdomyolysis and autoimmune myopathy). Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of these symptoms during treatment and if these symptoms persist after your doctor stops this drug: muscle pain/tenderness/weakness (especially with fever or unusual tiredness), signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).

This medication may rarely cause liver problems. If you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects, tell your doctor right away: yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea/vomiting.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Warnings & Precautions

Crestor Precautions

Before taking rosuvastatin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, alcohol use.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Limit alcoholic beverages. Daily use of alcohol may increase your risk for liver problems, especially when combined with rosuvastatin. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially muscle problems.

This medication must not be used during pregnancy. Rosuvastatin may harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it is important to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while taking this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away.

This medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Storage

Crestor Pill Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Crestor Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: 'blood thinners' (such as warfarin), daptomycin, gemfibrozil.

Other medications can affect the removal of rosuvastatin from your body, which may affect how rosuvastatin works. Examples include fostamatinib, ledipasvir, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir, among others.

Do not take any red yeast rice products while you are taking rosuvastatin because some red yeast rice products may also contain a statin called lovastatin. Taking rosuvastatin and red yeast rice products together can increase your risk of serious muscle and liver problems.

Overdose

Crestor Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.

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Missed Doses:

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose (within 12 hours), skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Notes:

Do not share this medication with others.

Lab and/or medical tests (such as blood cholesterol/triglyceride levels) should be done while you are taking this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments.

Selected from the Licensed Solutions data included with permission and copyrighted by FDB, inc., 2014. This copyrighted material has been downloaded and Licensed data provider and is not for distribution in professional healthcare settings. This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking any drug or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment. 

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