Crestor

( Rosuvastatin Calcium )

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Rosuvastatin Calcium

Drug Info for rosuvastatin calcium

Rosuvastatin is used together with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Rosuvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of cholesterol such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol ('bad cholesterol') and triglycerides in the blood and to increase the amount of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ('good cholesterol') in the blood. Rosuvastatin may also be used together with diet to decrease the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood in adults and children and teenagers 8 to 17 years of age who have familial heterozygous hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition in which cholesterol cannot be removed from the body normally). Rosuvastatin is used together with diet, and alone or in combination with other medications, to decrease the amount of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood in adults and children and teenagers 7 to 17 years of age who have familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia (an inherited condition in which cholesterol cannot be removed from the body normally). Rosuvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body to decrease the amount of cholesterol that may build up on the walls of the arteries and block blood flow to the heart, brain, and other parts of the body. Accumulation of cholesterol and fats along the walls of your arteries (a process known as atherosclerosis) decreases blood flow and, therefore, the oxygen supply to your heart, brain, and other parts of your body. Lowering your blood level of cholesterol and fats with rosuvastatin has been shown to prevent heart disease, angina (chest pain), strokes, and heart attacks.

Crestor is a medication used to treat high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Crestor belongs to a group of medications commonly referred to as statins. Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin. Crestor was approved by the US FDA in 2003. In the treatment of high cholesterol, Crestor use is very common.

  • Crestor
  • Ezallor Sprinkle

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about diet to lower your cholesterol.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.

Capsule: Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush or chew it. If you have trouble swallowing, you may open it and mix the contents with 1 teaspoon of soft food (including applesauce, or chocolate or vanilla pudding). Take this mixture within 1 hour, without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Throw away any unused mixture.You may also take the capsule using a nasogastric tube. To use:Open the capsule and empty the contents into a 60-milliliter (mL) catheter syringe. Add 40 mL of water. Do not use any other liquid.Replace the plunger and shake the syringe for 15 seconds. The granules may start dissolving.Attach the syringe to a nasogastric tube and deliver the contents into the stomach.Flush the tube with an additional 20 mL of water to get all of the medicine.Throw away any unused mixture.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose. Do not take 2 doses within 12 hours of each other.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to rosuvastatin, or if you have an active liver disease.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you think you have become pregnant.

Do not breastfeed during treatment with this medicine.

Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, diabetes, thyroid problems, low blood pressure, sepsis, electrolyte imbalance, seizures, muscle pain or weakness, or a history of liver disease. Tell your doctor if you usually have more than 2 drinks of alcohol per day.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Severe muscle problems (including myopathy, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy), especially when used with other medicinesRhabdomyolysis (severe muscle weakness) that could lead to kidney damageLiver problems

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before you have surgery or medical tests.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Some medicines can affect how rosuvastatin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following: Capmatinib, cimetidine, colchicine, cyclosporine, darolutamide, enasidenib, febuxostat, fenofibrate, fostamatinib, gemfibrozil, niacin, regorafenib, spironolactone, tafamidis, teriflunomideBlood thinner (including warfarin)Medicine to treat HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C (including atazanavir/ritonavir, dasabuvir/ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir, elbasvir/grazoprevir, glecaprevir/pibrentasvir, lopinavir/ritonavir, simeprevir, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir, sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir, all ledipasvir combinations including ledipasvir/sofosbuvir)Medicine to treat an infection (including erythromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole)

If you need to take an antacid that contains aluminum and magnesium, take it at least 2 hours after using rosuvastatin.

Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before you have surgery or medical tests.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate, bloody or cloudy urine, painful urination
  • Headache
  • Constipation