Crestor
DESCRIPTION

Crestor is a drug that is used to reduce the unwanted cholesterol in the body. It is also known as Rosuvastatin.

How it works

This medication works by decreasing the amount of bad cholesterol made by the liver. This way, is able to prevent a wide range of heart-related diseases.

Uses

The primary use of this medication is reducing bad cholesterol and increasing the good one. By doing so, it is able to reduce the risk for various conditions such as strokes and heart attacks. It is important to understand that this medication will only be effective if you make the necessary life changes as well.

Dosage

Crestor is taken by mouth, either with food or without food. The dosage will be determined according to the uniqueness of your condition and the way you respond to this treatment. In order to benefit from this medication, you need to continue the treatment on a regular basis. So, remember to take your daily dose without fail. Taking the dose at the same time every day will help you to remember.

Anti-acids that contain magnesium or aluminum can slow down the absorption of this medication. So, if you are taking anti-acid medications, make sure to take Crestor at least two hours before.

Speak to your doctor and get advice about the right diet and exercise routines. If you do not pair these with the medication, the treatment will not prove to be effective. It can take up to four weeks for this medication to work. Until then, you need to control your diet and exercise regularly.

Side effects

A very small group of people are likely to experience confusion or memory problems as a result of consuming this medication. These medications also have the capacity to create or worsen diabetes. This drug can also lead to muscle problems in the long-term. You can also develop signs of liver problems and kidney disease. If you do, it is important for you to contact a physician as soon as possible. If you do not reverse these effects, they can worsen with time.

Precautions

The following precautionary methods need to be followed strictly to ensure your own wellbeing.

Check whether you are allergic to Crestor or any of its ingredients.
Inform your doctor if you have suffered from a liver or kidney disease in the past.
Stop drinking alcoholic beverages. When combined with this drug, alcohol can increase the risk of developing liver problems.
Older adults can be more sensitive to some of the side effects of the medication. So, be careful with the doses.
Do not skip or miss your doses under any circumstance.
Do not increase the dosage to enhance the effectiveness of the medication.

Self-care

Crestor can harm unborn child. So, it is must not be taken by a pregnant woman or one who is trying to get pregnant. If you get pregnant during the course of the treatment, speak to your physician to immediately discontinue the medication.

This drug can not only be passed into breast milk, but it can also cause harm to an infant. Therefore, it is best to avoid this medication during the period of breastfeeding.

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