Dosage Instructions & Side Effects for Generic Crestor to Curb Bad Cholesterol Level

Title: Dosage Instructions & Side Effects for Generic Crestor to Curb Bad Cholesterol Level


Crestor (Rosuvastatin) brings alleged bad cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein) and fatty substances down in blood. The oral medication elevates levels of good cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein) too and decelerates artherosclerosis, the upsurge of plaque in vessels in which blood circulates. Though Crestor has not yet been extended approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for forbidding heart failures or strokes, the drug's manufacturer, AstraZeneca, is gearing up to ask for that indication for Crestor.

Generic Crestor or Rosuvastatin is available in 5mg, 10mg, 20mg and 40mg tablet form. Generally, the treatment of Rosuvastatin begins with 10mg tablets taken once a day. However, it is your doctor who decides the dosage best for your condition. Generic Crestor is taken with a glass of water during daytime, with or without food. The maximum daily dose of Rosuvastatin is 40mg.

This is a common thing for patients to stop taking Rosuvastatin once they start to feel well. Never discontinue the medicine without consulting your doctor or unless you become pregnant. Swallowing the tablet is the best way to take generic Crestor, don’t crush or chew. Follow all the directions specified in the prescription label carefully and don’t hesitate to ask your doctor if you’ve any doubts. Take the exact dosage, nothing more or nothing less than prescribed by your doctor.

If you forget to take a dose of Rosuvastatin, there is nothing to worry about and take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. If it is time to consume your next dose, it would be better to skip the missed dose and take the medication at the next specified time schedule. Don’t try to make up for that lost dose by taking extra medicine.

If you think you’ve taken excess amount of that medicine, you must seek immediate medical attention without wasting any time. However, symptoms of Crestor overdose are yet to be confirmed.

There are several things that you need to avoid in all surety while taking generic Crestor or Rosuvastatin. Avoid eating foods rich in fat or cholesterol. Strictly say no to drinking alcohol while taking this medication. Avoid taking antacids without your doctor’s consultation and take only those prescribed by him only 2 hours after taking the Crestor.

Though generic Crestor (Rosuvastatin) works well with most patients, some mild side effects are sometimes experienced and disappear after short span of time. Most common side effects include headache, muscle pain, stomach pain, general feeling of weakness, constipation, dizziness and feeling sick, heartburn, diarrhea, joint pain, or cough.

Some side effects are uncommon. If they persist for long, you must call your doctor immediately. These include dark urine, lack of energy, chest pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, skin rash, difficulty urination, nausea, loss of appetite, sore throat, pain in upper right part of stomach, or, tingling in fingers.

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