: Rosuvastatin Calcium, Rosuvastatin
: Treat high cholesterol & prevent cardiovascular disease
: Brand Crestor (AstraZeneca), generic Crestor 10mg, 20mg, 40mg
How Rosuvastatin Works
Rosuvastatin is the active ingredient in Crestor; it is a drug used to treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. It works by blocking the enzyme that helps create cholesterol in the body. It raises the level of good cholesterol and lowers the level of bad cholesterol. Rosuvastatin is prescribed to individuals with a percentage of bad cholesterol and to those who have certain genetic cholesterol disorders. Rosuvastatin has proven to be effective if combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
Generic Crestor vs Brand Crestor
Brand and generic crestor are available with a doctor’s prescription. It is entirely your choice whether you want a brand or generic. The chemical Rosuvastatin was first developed by Shionogi and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca markets it as Crestor in North America. Brand Crestor and generic Crestor are identical in dose, strength, safety, efficacy and its intended use. The biggest difference is that the generic is not manufactured inside an AstraZeneca facility. Rest assured that Blueskydrugs.com only provides you with highest quality generic drugs from reputable generic manufacturers. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact us.
Rosuvastatin Possible side effects
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience side effects and they are severe and bothersome. Most of the side effect are manageable and may go away on their own.
• Stomach pain
Do not take Crestor if you are allergic to Rosuvastatin; talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of Rosuvastatin before you begin to take it. Individuals with kidney and/or liver problems should be closely monitored by their doctors while on Rosuvastatin. This medication should not be taken by pregnant women or women who are breast-feeding. The following may counteract with Rosuvastatin, so make sure to tell your doctor about any prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
• Antacids (if taken within 2 hours of taking rosuvastatin)
• Anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin)
• Antifungal agents (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole)
• Birth control pills
• Iopinavir - ritonavir
• Macrolide antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin, clarithromycin)
• Niacin (nicotinic acid)
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