Crestor (Rosuvastatin)

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What is Crestor (Rosuvastatin) used for?

Together with a proper diet, Crestor (Rosuvastatin) lowers "bad cholesterol" (LDL and triglycerides levels) and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). In addition to reducing cholesterol production in the liver, it belongs to a group of drugs known as statins.
Managing cholesterol helps to prevent plaque from forming in blood vessels. Heart disease is reduced, and strokes and heart attacks are prevented by lowering "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides and raising "good" cholesterol. The medication works best with proper diet, exercise and by quitting smoking. Your doctor will advise which of these steps are relevant to your treatment plan. It may be based on your medical condition.

Crestor (Rosuvastatin) FAQs

How To Use Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?

Your pharmacist provides you with the Patient Information Leaflet before you begin taking rosuvastatin. Read it before you take the drug and each time you get a refill. Your doctor or pharmacist can answer any questions you may have.

It is usually taken once a day, with or without food, as directed by your doctor.
It is important to swallow the capsules whole if you are taking this medication in capsule form. The capsules should not be crushed or chewed.

There is no set dosage for this medication. It varies based on the patient's medical condition, response to treatment, age, race, and other medications.

Talk to your doctor about all the medications you take (including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and herbal remedies).

Remember to take this medication at the same time every day to get the best results. Take this medication even if you feel well. People with high cholesterol and triglycerides do not complain about their symptoms. If you stop taking Crestor early, your health risks may return.

Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing. It could harm an unborn child or pass to breast milk.

You may not see the full benefits of this medication until at least four weeks after starting it.

What are the possible side effects of Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?

The most commonly reported side effects of Rosuvastatin include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Blood in the urine
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Abdominal (stomach area) pain
  • Weakness, muscle problems
  • muscle pain
  • Trouble sleeping (trouble falling asleep or nightmares)
  • Protein in the urine
  • Headache
  • Joint pain

There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page. Older individuals aged 70 years and older may have additional risk factors.

Additional information about side effects can be obtained from your physician.

What are Drug Interactions of Crestor (Rosuvastatin)?

Few known Drug Interactions of Crestor (Rosuvastatin) are listed below.

  • Gabapentin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Levothyroxine
  • Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
  • Furosemide
  • Nexium (Esomeprazole)
  • Plavix (Clopidogrel)
  • Metoprolol
  • Omeprazole
  • Synthroid (Levothyroxine)
  • Pantoprazole
  • Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
  • Lisinopril
  • Aspirin
  • Amlodipine
  • Metformin
  • Fish Oil (Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids)
  • Losartan
  • Aspirin Low Strength (Aspirin)
  • Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

A complete list of Crestor (Rosuvastatin) Drug Interactions is not available on this page. Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.

How much does Crestor cost in Canada?

Starting price of Crestor 5 mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $157.50 USD ($1.75 per tabs)

Starting price of Crestor 10 mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $174.00 USD ($1.93 per tabs)

Starting price of Crestor 20 mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $204.00 USD ($2.27 per tabs)

Starting price of Crestor 40 mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $256.50 USD ($2.85 per tabs)

How much is generic equivalent Rosuvastatin cost in Canada?

Starting price of Rosuvastatin 5 mg cost in Canada
- 100 tabs - $60.00 USD ($0.60 per tabs)

Starting price of Rosuvastatin 10 mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $30.00 USD ($0.33 per tabs)

Starting price of Rosuvastatin 20 mg cost in Canada
- 90 tabs - $204.00 USD ($2.27 per tabs)

Starting price of Rosuvastatin 40 mg cost in Canada
- 100 tabs - $33.33 USD ($0.33 per tabs)

Do you need a prescription for Crestor (Rosuvastatin) in Canada?

You do require a prescription to order Crestor (Rosuvastatin) in Canada. Licensed pharmacies are unable to dispense prescription required drugs without one.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is to provide basic information on this product and is not intended to substitute medical advice from a licensed doctor. Always make sure to consult with a doctor before ordering medication online from Canada. Do not avoid or delay seeing a healthcare provider based on what you read here.