Crestor | rosuvastatin
Drug Class: HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
Approval date: August 2003
What is Crestor and how does it work
Crestor is a cholesterol reducer that works by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase which is needed for the production of cholesterol in the liver. Crestor is also classified as an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or “statin”.
What does Crestor treat
How effective is Crestor
What are interesting facts about Crestor
What is Crestor dosage and administration
5-40 mg orally once daily
What are the side effects of Crestor
Common: sore throat, headache, nausea, stomach pain, constipation, muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, elevated liver enzymes, rash.
Statins have been associated with increased blood glucose, diabetes, and memory loss.
Serious: muscle break down, rhabdomyolysis, kidney failure, pancreatitis, protein in urine (proteinuria), increased blood glucose.
Crestor drug interactions
What is the cost of Crestor
Cost between $3 and $14 per tablet.
How to obtain prescription assistance for Crestor
For prescription assistance visit Crestor savings and support program.
References: Crestor FDA Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.
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