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Active Ingredient: Rosuvastatin
Utilization: Treats high cholesterol and atherosclerosis, it is a drug from class of statins
Available Dosages: 5mg, 10mg and 20mg
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Crestor pill is a membrane-coated tablet. The most active substance inside is rosuvastatin. Packaging can contain several tablets with different dosages: 10, 20 or 40 mg. Also, this medicine has other active components in its composition - lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, calcium phosphate, crospovidone, and others.
Crestor could be used as a standalone medicine or in combination with some other medicines to lower blood cholesterol. These tablets are also recommended for patients with primary hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia. This medication can also be used to lower LDL-C, Total-C, and ApoB. Also, this drug is taken by people who have homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or progressive atherosclerosis (to slow down the process).
Like any other medicine, Crestor has several contraindications. In other words, the patient should not use these pills if he has:
- sensitivity to a component such as rosuvastatin,
- the active phase of liver disease,
- complex kidney disease disorders,
- drug compatibility with cyclosporine,
- lactation or pregnancy,
- the body has lactose intolerance or lactase deficiency (the pill contains lactose as an auxiliary active component).
The dosage of this preparation is strictly prescribed by the doctor. There are different groups of patients who should use a different dosage of these pills. In this case, patients can be divided into the diagnoses they have. Among them:
- Renal failure.
- Ethnic groups.
- Liver failure.
- Elderly age.
- Genetic polymorphism.
- Patients predisposed to myopathy.
Among the risk factors are patients with low HDL-C, hypertension, smoking, or premature coronary heart disease. A medicine like Crestor was developed by leading doctors to reduce the risk of getting myocardial infarction, as well as to reduce the risk of stroke and arterial revascularization procedures.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 9.03.2023