Crestor Information - Side Effects, Drug Interactions, Conditions
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Crestor

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Crestor 10mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 10,ZD4522 10 
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Crestor 10mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 10,ZD4522 10 
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Crestor 40mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR,ZD4522  |  40
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Crestor 40mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR,ZD4522  |  40
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Crestor 20mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 20,ZD4522 20 
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Crestor 20mg Tab
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Pill Identification: CRESTOR 20,ZD4522 20 
Overview Information on Crestor
Pharmacist Tip
While taking Crestor, avoid drinking more than two glasses of alcohol a day.     
Crestor® is the brand name of the drug rosuvastatin. It belongs to a group of drugs called statins. Crestor can help lower your risk for having a heart attack, stroke, or other heart problems.

Your doctor may have prescribed Crestor to lower high cholesterol in your blood. Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood that can stick to artery walls, narrowing them or even blocking them. Crestor can help prevent this process. Your doctor may also want you to make some lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, to help improve your heart health.

Crestor comes as a tablet. It may be taken on an empty stomach or with food or milk. You can take Crestor at any time of the day, but try to take it at the same time each day. Your doctor may start you on one dose and decide to change the dose, depending on how your body responds to Crestor.

If you miss a dose of Crestor, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is less than 12 hours before your next dose of Crestor. In that case, skip the missed dose of Crestor and resume your normal schedule.

It is important to tell your doctor if you have any allergies or other medical conditions before you start taking Crestor. You should not take Crestor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding, or if you have had liver problems. Your doctor should weigh the benefits of treatment with the risks associated with this medicine before prescribing Crestor.

Before taking Crestor, give your doctor a list of all the medicines you take. Don't forget to include any over-the-counter medicines or herbal supplements. If you take Crestor with certain drugs, you may be more likely to experience side effects.

Crestor can cause a serious muscle problem. It is important to call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Muscle tenderness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fever and tiredness
Crestor can cause liver problems in some people. Your doctor will monitor how Crestor affects your liver. Make sure you keep all your appointments to have your blood work done. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Unusually tired or weak feeling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in your upper belly
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
Common side effects when taking Crestor may include:

  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that is severe or does not go away.


Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Crestor® is the brand name of the drug rosuvastatin. It belongs to a group of drugs called statins. Crestor can help lower your risk for having a heart attack, stroke, or other heart problems.

Your doctor may have prescribed Crestor to lower high cholesterol in your blood. Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood that can stick to artery walls, narrowing them or even blocking them. Crestor can help prevent this process. Your doctor may also want you to make some lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, to help improve your heart health.

Crestor comes as a tablet. It may be taken on an empty stomach or with food or milk. You can take Crestor at any time of the day, but try to take it at the same time each day. Your doctor may start you on one dose and decide to change the dose, depending on how your body responds to Crestor.

If you miss a dose of Crestor, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is less than 12 hours before your next dose of Crestor. In that case, skip the missed dose of Crestor and resume your normal schedule.

It is important to tell your doctor if you have any allergies or other medical conditions before you start taking Crestor. You should not take Crestor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding, or if you have had liver problems. Your doctor should weigh the benefits of treatment with the risks associated with this medicine before prescribing Crestor.

Before taking Crestor, give your doctor a list of all the medicines you take. Don't forget to include any over-the-counter medicines or herbal supplements. If you take Crestor with certain drugs, you may be more likely to experience side effects.

Crestor can cause a serious muscle problem. It is important to call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Muscle tenderness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Fever and tiredness
Crestor can cause liver problems in some people. Your doctor will monitor how Crestor affects your liver. Make sure you keep all your appointments to have your blood work done. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Unusually tired or weak feeling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in your upper belly
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
Common side effects when taking Crestor may include:

  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that is severe or does not go away.


Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013

CVS Patient Statistics for Crestor
Usage by Age
0.03%
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2.59%
20to40_base
37.93%
40to60_base
59.45%
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Most Commonly Used By CVS Patients
Usage by Gender
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46.11%
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male_fill_graph
53.89%
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