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Crestor 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
Crestor 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
Crestor 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets

Crestor 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets

30 Tablet(s) in Strip
MRP 382.50
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Crestor 5 MG Description

Crestor 5mg tablet contains rosuvastatin as its active ingredient. It is used to lower the bad cholesterol level and reduce the risk of heart disease. Crestor is used along with lifestyle modificatio

ns such as a cholesterol-lowering diet and physical activity. It is also known as 'Statins' or 'HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors' medicine. High cholesterol levels cause narrowing of blood vessels that ultimately lead to heart stroke/attack. This medicine lowers the formation of bad cholesterol in the body by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for cholesterol formation. Take this medicine preferably at bedtime to gain optimum benefits. Individuals with high cholesterol often end up developing other health-related complications, to avoid that you must take this medicine on time and follow the certain lifestyle and dietary modifications as suggested by your doctor. You should practice exercise and consume less fried, junk, limit alcohol and smoking, and avoid packaged food.


Product Summary

Offer Price₹325.12
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ContainsRosuvastatin(5.0 Mg)
UsesHigh cholesterol and prevent heart stroke
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion, body ache
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Uses of Crestor 5 MG

  • It is used for the treatment of high cholesterol levels.
  • It is also known to prevent cardiovascular events like stroke and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Contraindications of Crestor 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to Rosuvastatin or any of the ingredients of Crestor 5 tablet.
  • If you have severe liver or kidney diseases.
  • If you have unexplained muscle pain.
  • If you are taking medicines like cyclosporin.
  • If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • If you have hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid).
  • If you are an alcoholic.

Side effects of Crestor 5 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Feeling sick
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Feeling weak
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Hives

Precautions and Warnings of Crestor 5 MG



Can I take Crestor 5mg tablet during pregnancy?
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or if you are planning a pregnancy. Taking this medicine during pregnancy can be harmful to the foetus. Women of childbearing age should use effective contraceptive methods while using this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Crestor 5mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A small amount of this medicine passes into the breastmilk. Limited data is available about the safety of Rosuvastatin during breastfeeding. It is unsafe to consume this medicine if you are planning to breastfeed the baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed Crestor 5mg tablet?
This medicine does not influence your ability to drive, however, as this medicine is known to cause dizziness, hence caution is advised while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Crestor 5mg tablet?
Caution is advised if you are consuming an excess of alcohol as it may result in liver damage.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any underlying medical conditions like kidney or liver problems, respiratory problem, thyroid, etc.
  • You notice blood in the urine along with muscle pain, fever. This could be a serious side effect of abnormal muscle breakdown.
  • It can cause jaundice and elevated liver enzymes. Liver function tests have to be monitored.
  • You have muscle aches or pains or a family history of muscle problems.
  • You regularly drink an excessive amount of alcohol.
  • You are taking medicines to lower cholesterol like gemfibrozil, fenofibrate.
  • You are taking medicines for HIV infection like ritonavir with lopinavir.
  • You are above 70 years old.
  • You are a diabetic.

Mode of Action of Crestor 5 MG

How Does It Work?

Cholesterol is made by the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase. Rosuvastatin inhibits this enzyme, thus lowering cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL levels). It increases good cholesterol also known as high-den...
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Directions for Use of Crestor 5 MG

  • Crestor 5 can be taken with or without food.
  • Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time preferably at bedtime.
  • Limit the intake of grapefruit juice to minimal quantities.

Interactions of Crestor 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Crestor 5mg tablet works or tab Crestor 5 itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines if taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Especially, if you are taking certain medicines like oral contraceptives, immunosuppressants like cyclosporin, anticoagulants like warfarin, anti-cancer and anti-HIV medicines like regorafenib, ritona...
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  • Medicines used to treat acidity in your stomach like antacids should not be taken at least within 2 hours of taking this medicine.
  • An increased risk of muscle pain, when used with other lipid-lowering medicines.
  • Concomitant use of fusidic acid (used for bacterial infection) and rosuvastatin should not be taken together as they lead to serious muscle problems.

Storage and disposal of Crestor 5 MG

  • Store it below 30°C in the original package to protect from sunlight and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Crestor 5 MG


If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. Although no particular side effects of an overdose of rosuvastatin are known, one ...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not t...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How soon will Crestor 5mg tablet work?

A: You may see results for lowering LDL cholesterol in 2–4 weeks after starting Crestor 5mg tablet. Results may vary in individuals. On follow-up visits, your doctor may choose to adjust your dosage to help you reach your cholesterol goal.

Q: Do I need to follow any dietary restrictions while taking this medicine?

A: Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medicine and reduce your alcohol intake. Consult your doctor for more details.

Q: What if my daily schedule interferes with taking the medicine?

  • You should take medicine at the same time every day.
  • Try connecting your medicine with something you do every day such as eating dinner or brushing your teeth at night.
  • This may help you remember to take it.
  • Keep a daily calendar or set an alarm clock to go off at the time you need to take your medicine.
  • You can use a pillbox with the days of the week on it.

Q: When should I take Crestor 5mg tablet?

A: You should take this medicine preferably at bedtime or before going to bed and at a fixed time to get optimum benefits.

Q: Can I stop taking Crestor 5 if I feel an improvement in symptoms?

A: The cholesterol lowering medicine such as Crestor is very effective in preventing heart diseases like heart attacks and strokes. It can be dangerous to stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may worsen the health of an individual. Please consult your doctor if you want to stop the treatment.
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