CRESTOR–WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a member of the statin family, drugs developed for lowering low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, to raise high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and lower triglycerides, or blood fats. High blood cholesterol levels can cause atherosclerosis, or clogged blood vessels, which can result in heart attacks and strokes. High blood levels of fats can result in fatty liver, which can progress to inflamed liver and fibrosis of the liver.
Crestor is taken orally, in tablet form. The usual dose is 5 to 40 mg once a day.
Possible side effects:
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Loss of appetite
- Upper abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Yellowed skin or whites of eyes
Because of the side effects, routinely prescribing this Crestor for high cholesterol is not recommended unless there are other cardiovascular risk factors.
Cost–according to Rxsaver.com, Crestor is available from online pharmacy Health Warehouse for $9.00 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 20 mg.
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